Best of the Beatles: Pete Best - Mean, Moody and Magnificent
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It all boils down to this, It was a dirty deal they handed Pete. IMHO, I believe that once George Martin made a comment about the Pete's drumming, John and Paul took it to Brian and that was it. No doubt Brian felt terrible because he knew what a terrible thing it was. I think Lennon and McCartney put it in Brian's hands and let it go with the guilt and obviously Brian was left holding the bag.
I always loved the Beatles, although after seeing this, my feelings have been slightly changed. Love the music, but the Beatles were not always nice guys. Come to think of it, Lennon was not always a nice guy anyway. I cannot hand off my love of their music, but I know Pete Best could have easily been one of the greats himself and one of the drumming greats.
We hear samples of Pete's band performances in this documentary. Pete does not sound like a bitter guy, and I don't know how he couldn't be. Pete Best's songs are good, but I detected a hint of Beatles in the melodies.
Pete Best is like the man who lost the winning lottery ticket.
It's odd that, of those who ever gave an opinion on Pete's musicianship, that virtually all of the musicians from the bands who actually heard The Beatles play, (and some of those are represented in this DVD), have given Pete an excellent rating, all except the members of Pete's own band, although today, as in his comment in "WingsSpan", McCartney admits that Pete was a great drummer... finally. And Sir Paul, if you're reading this, or if perhaps you're having one of your servants read this to you, I would say the following: When you come off your tour (which the average Macca fan, including myself, could not afford to attend), consider giving Pete a call, make an appointment to visit The Casbah, and bring your guitar.Read more ›
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Pete Best heads the lists of people who got screwed in the 20th Century. No other entertainment figure was so badly treated and so misunderstood by the general public - including... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for my boyfriend who is a die-hard Beatles fan and has every book, every video, etc. ever made about the Beatles! I mean, he grew up with the Beatles music. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Robin Karr
A very good documentary. True and right to the point.
John Lennon said it best, "We we're all cowards for what we did to Pete. Read more
I have a friend who is a Beatles fan. I got it for her. She really loves their music andseeing them sing it.Published on April 1, 2014 by Gwen's Mom
Very misleading title. Should have been titled "The Pete Best Story by Pete Best". Its a one sided story of how Pete Best started the Beatles, how he was the leader of the... Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Charlie
BEST OF THE BEATLES, PETE BEST SHOWS AND TELLS ALL OF THE EARLY STORIES OF THE FAB - 4 AS THEY WENT FROM A QUINTET IN LIVERPOOL ENGLAND AND HAMBURG GERMANY TO A QUARTET IN THE... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Jeffery A. Koenig