Then put it in the 5th Beatle forum then.
What are you disagreeing with exactly? Billy Joel made an unsuccessful suicide attempt in the late 1960s as well. While he does have demons he is battling in terms of alcoholism, to me as a Billy Joel fan, I don't see a correlation between the Joel at that moment and the Joel since starting his rock career. Billy may have battled bouts of depressions in the ensuing decades, but AFAIK he was way beyond thoughts of ending it all during those bouts.
So, again, if you want to say the reasons for Pete's suicide attempt are beyond severe depression about his life at that point in time (or perhaps a severe need for attention as sometimes unsuccessful attempts can be seen as) and are still very much a part of Pete's life (as I said, bi-polar or some other mental illness, substance addiction, etc) then that makes it an interesting look at Pete as a person beyond the music.
Put what in the 5th Beatle forum?
I am disagreeing with your statement. Nada Surf said
"Are these threads ONLY for fun topics?
The point is, why and how did they hide this?
Whether you or he or nimrod like it or not, Pete Best is an interesting story."
You responded to her by saying...
Was it a successful attempt? No. I'd imagine the reasons for the whys have long since resolved themselves over the course of 40 odd years, so at the end of the day, the story isn't as fascinating as you'd think.
I agree with Nada Surf and disagree with you.
I also reject the idea that comments regarding Pete Best or Stu Sutcliffe belong in a 5th Beatle forum. That's the crappy logic I am fighting against. As far as I am concerned the term "5th Beatle" is a term for people like Brian Epstein, George Martin, Murray The K, Neil Aspinall or Derek Taylor. People who were never actually in the group. There were 6 Beatles and Pete and Stu were 2 of them. They weren't "5th Beatles". They were Beatles.