Donnerstag, 30. April 2015: Buch BEST OF THE BEATLES – THE SACKING OF PETE BEST
Autor: Spencer Leigh. Verlag: McNidder & Grace, Großbritannien. ISBN-10: 0857161016; ISBN-13: 978-0857161017.
Paperback; Hochformat 19,7 cm x 12,8 cm; 280 Seiten; englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Preface; May I introduce to you; Let There Be Drums; I Did Something Wrong; Ask Me Why – The Ex-Files; Tomorrow Never Knows; Postscript – So What Else Is New?; Discography 1 – The Pete Best Sessions; Discography 2 – Pete Best Discography And Ringo Starr Discography; I’ve Just Seen A Face – A Who’s Who Guide; Paperback Writers.
Why was PETE BEST sacked from the BEATLES? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest BEATLES mystery of all. On 16 August 1962, the BEATLES drummer, PETE BEST, went to see their manager, BRIAN EPSTEIN, in his Liverpool office. He thought that SPSTEIN wanted to discuss future bookings with him but instead, EPSTEIN sacked him. PETE had not seen it coming. Why did BRIAN EPSTEIN do it and not the BEATLES themselves? Why did they want to be rid of him? Why did they do it so callously? PETE never spoke to any of them again. BEST OF THE BEATLES – THE SACKING OF PETE BEST tells you what really happened and is essential reading for Beatles fans.
Spencer Leigh was born and still lives in Liverpool, England, and is an acknowledged authority on the BEATLES. He has been broadcasting his weekly show, ON THE BEAT, on BBC Radio Merseyside for more than 25 years and, over that time, has conducted more interviews about the band – all captured on tape – than anyone in the world. He has also written over 25 books including biographies of Lonnie Donegan, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly, the Merseybeats and the Merseysippi Jazz Band. He is an Honoured Friend at SIR PAU McCARTNEY’s LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS (LIPA) and he has a “Gold Badge of Merit” from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
Paul Serafini, M.B.M. (*1954):
Ich erhielt u.a. das Buch THE SACKING OF PETE BEST von Spencer Leigh und war total sauer, das es sich hier um eine Wiederveröffentlichung seines Buches DRUMMED OUT! handelt, ergänzt um ein kurzes neues Vorwort und ein Postscript über 20 Seiten “so what else is new”. Dieses Postscript hätte im ersten Buch bei anderem Schriftbild gerade einmal 10 Seiten ausgemacht. Auch die Bilder hat man rausgenommen.