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How did Pete Best get this significant amount of support? (96% yes as I'm writing this). Do people actually think he'll be inducted or is this some sort of sympathy vote?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.19.11 @ 08:53am
According to voting statistics, he also currently has the most support on this whole site:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.19.11 @ 08:56am
For most general rock fans, the Pete Best story ends on August 16, 1962. That's when Beatles manager Brian Epstein told the unfortunate drummer that he was being replaced by Ringo Starr, just weeks before the group would record their first single. Most fans don't know that Best did continue to perform and record for a few years, usually as the leader of his own group, and usually for cheapo companies eager to exploit his notoriety as an ex-Beatle. Certainly these discs are of little interest to anyone besides Beatle/British Invasion obsessives. But if you're on that path already, you might find them -- and indeed the whole Pete Best solo chapter -- more interesting than you would expect.
Posted by Loop on Tuesday, 04.19.11 @ 09:13am
How the hell would he be inducted? In the Sideman category?
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.19.11 @ 09:16am
The sideman category?? Now that's a thought. How exactly would that work? Realistically, he'll only be able to get in in the performer category for his solo career (which isn't happening). I mean, where else would he go; the Lifetime Achievement category, LMAO? (Does that category even exist anymore?)
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.19.11 @ 11:42am
No, I don't care if he was in The Beatles, that's enough. Same with Ringo Starr.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 09:10am
He should be in with out him and his mother owner of the Cavern unlikely we would of ever heard of the Beatles..
Posted by Yeah Yeah Yeah on Saturday, 09.5.15 @ 12:22pm
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