What former Beatles drummer did Ringo Starr replace?
Answer: Pete Best is a British musician, principally known as the original drummer in The Beatles. Best was invited to join The Beatles on August 12, 1960, on the eve of the group’s first Hamburg season of club dates. Although many claim that his good looks and popularity were to blame, John Lennon attributed the ousting of the artist to his drumming skills which according to him, was neither skillful nor extensive. He was eventually replaced by Ringo Starr on August 16 1962, when The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.
Randolph Peter Best is an English musician, principally known as an original member and the first drummer of the Beatles, from 1960 to 1962. He is one of several people who have been referred to as the Fifth Beatle.
Born: 24 November 1941 (age 76), Chennai
Spouse: Kathy Best (m. 1963)
Music group: The Beatles (1960 – 1962)
Movies: Pete Best: Best of the Beatles, The Picture Show Man
Children: Leanne Best, Beba Best, Bonita Best