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5.0 out of 5 stars The Original 5th Beatle Shares His Experiences, 6 Jun. 2001
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Joe Vance (Pennsylvania) - See all my reviews
Pete Best does a nice job in bringing the reader back to 1960, to a time when he was asked to join The Beatles. But he also lets the reader in on the events in his own life, as well as those of his band mates, on events that led up to being accepted as the drummer who would complete the quintet. When Pete joined the band, we learn that there were already four Beatles, including bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, making Pete the one and only man on earth who can truly claim to be "The 5th Beatle". He vivdly describes his days as The Beatles' drummer. He paints a picture of the band living a life of sex, drugs and rock and roll, although Pete says he passed on the drugs. The stories Pete shares in this book, about the band's days in Hamburg, Germany and about their growing success in Liverpool, about meeting the man who became their manager, Brian Epstein, and right up until the day that said Epstein betrayed Pete's trust in order to usher in a replacement drummer, the reader is given a heartfelt account of the happy days, the sad days and the overall experience of a band that went on to super stardom, but who decided to leave this book's writer behind. We also learn of Pete's post- Beatles years and we are left to admire a humble guy, who while bearing no grudges, always felt he deserved the ride to the top, having been the drummer who helped The Beatles form the sound that made them famous. A most amazing book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book written by one of the most underrated rockers, 2 Mar. 2002
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Freidun Taravosh (Sweden) - See all my reviews
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this book written by pete best tells about how
he joined the band of the beatles. and when on crazy tripes to hamburg, he explains in detail and its a very cool story in some places filled with loads of action, big fights and shoplifting john who says "if you want something pete i'll just lift it!
crazy and there is more where this came from
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 May 2014
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Excellent condition. Great book, Great value. Really pleased with the book, delivery and overall service. It's a must read for Beatles fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a sorry, 7 May 2014
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I great story detailing the early days of the Beatles, gives a brilliant insight into the Cavern and Hamburg days
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