Got this book recently right from Mathews Street in Liverpool (purchased from The Beatles Store). It's definitely worth reading; it's Leigh's analysis of why Pete Best was sacked. I tend to believe most of what Spencer Leigh says (even if he sometimes gives Sutclffe short shrift); he's interviewed many Mersey musicians, and holds a lot of anecdotal information. An example of the surprises included in "Drummed Out": "Bruno Koschmidder, a Grade-A thug and almost certainly ex-Gestapo, had had his testicles shot away in World War II". How's that for relevance?! Anyhow, anyone interested in taking a look at the Best situation's precursors and consequences, will like this book.