Pete Best (24th November 1941 Madras, India) is a name that has always been associated with The Beatles, and how his life drastically changed forever on 16th August 1962, when their manager, Brian Epstein, reluctantly fired Best as The Beatles’ drummer.
Do you want to know a secret? Billy J Kramer is back and very soon it will be common knowledge, as he has been busy recording a comeback album, which has spawned a single To Liverpool with Love. A native of Merseyside and now happily residing in New York, yet it seems he has never forgotten his roots, and why should he as he was at the centre of the Merseybeat in the early sixties? Young northern teenagers inspired by American rock ‘n’ roll artists like Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course Elvis, making music.
© Words Alan McGee
I was driving to London recently from Wales with my daughter. As is usual these days she was hooked into her i pod world. And while sound splashed into her ears there was silence in the rest of the car as I stared eastward willing London ever closer. She suddenly began to sing.