This summer I found some time to sit down with Pete Best, the original "Fab Four" drummer, when the Pete Best Band was passing through Massachusetts.
I had met Pete several times before—including one occasion in Liverpool in 2002 when sobbing Beatles' fans were trying to get his autograph (I'm not kidding). But this was the first occasion for me to ask him questions that had been tattooing my brain for a quarter century.
Pete, one of the nicest and most gracious fellows I've ever met in the music biz, patiently answered my queries, as he's been doing with others for forty-five years.
Here's an edited version of our conversation…