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Randolph Peter "Pete" Best (born November 24, 1941) is a British musician, principally known as a drummer for the Beatles. He was born in the city of Madras, then part of British India. After Best's mother, Mona Best (1924–1988), moved to Liverpool in 1945, she opened The Casbah Coffee Club in the cellar of the Bests' house in Liverpool. The Beatles (at the time known as the Quarrymen) played some of their first concerts at the club.

The Beatles invited Best to join on August 12, 1960, on the eve of the group's first Hamburg season of club dates. Ringo Starr eventually replaced Best on August 16, 1962, when the group's manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, following their first recording session at Abbey Road Studios. After working in a number of commercially unsuccessful groups Best gave up the music industry to work as a civil servant for 20 years, before starting the Pete Best Band. He has been married for over 50 years to Kathy Best; they have two daughters and four grandchildren.


Birth Name

Randolph Peter Best


Drums, vocals



Years active

1959–68, 1988–present


Date Born

Monday, November 24, 1941

City Born

Madras, Madras Presidency, British India



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