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Who was Pete Best?

Pete Best was The Beatles drummer from August 1960 until August 1962. He was with them in Hamburg and at their first Abbey Road recording session. He played an important role in establishing The Beatles popularity in Hamburg and Liverpool, but had a slightly distant relationship with the others. By the summer of 1962 the other Beatles were plotting against him. Using the pretext that George Martin had rejected his drumming as sub-standard they approached Ringo Starr, an old friend of the band from Hamburg.  Read the full story behind the sacking of Best (free on Medium 6 mins) The Beatles: free teaching materials

Why did The Beatles sack Pete Best?

'We were cowards when we sacked him'  John Lennon

What was The Beatles first single?

George Martin wanted The Beatles first single to be  How Do You Do It, a Tin Pan Alley song which he felt had commercial potential.