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Drummed Out by Spencer Leigh

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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.

peterbell1:
I've had that book for years but have never got round to reading it. It's an interesting story, the whole Pete Best saga, so I really must do my "best" (no pun intended!!  ;D ) to read it soon.

Bobber:
I thought this was an interesting theory: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=137.msg233325#msg233325

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