August 14th, 1962 – Pete Best’s role in The Beatles came to an end when Brian Epstein (manager), John, Paul and George decided to let him go. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern, Liverpool. 

Ringo Starr who was drumming with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at the time received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time. 

Miss our recent World Cafe Vintage Session with Pete Best?  Hear more on the split and what he’s been up to since below! 

Pete Best on the World Cafe