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Ringo Starr absent from 'rare pic' of The Beatle's up for auction

Ringo Starr absent from 'rare pic' of The Beatle's up for auction

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --A photo of The Beatles playing in a Liverpool club without Ringo Starr will be auctioned this month along with other never-before-seen pictures of the band.
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Tony Sheridan, early Beatles collaborator, dead at 72

BERLIN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tony Sheridan, a singer who collaborated with the Beatles during their formative years, has died in Hamburg, Germany, his family said on Facebook. He was 72.
Beatles museum to close in Germany

Beatles museum to close in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany, June 8 (UPI) -- The Beatlemania museum in Hamburg, Germany, says it is closing its doors at the end of this month after three years because of low attendance.
Rare Beatle letter up for auction

Rare Beatle letter up for auction

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An unknown drummer may have missed out on a chance to join the Beatles before their Hamburg tour, a newly discovered letter written by Paul McCartney suggests.

Starr's birthplace facing demolition

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- The home where British musician Ringo Starr was born should be saved from demolition, fans of the former Beatle say.

Old Wiggle says band not good for kids

MELBOURNE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A former member of Australia's superstar band Wiggles says his former mates provide kids with musical nourishment equal to "a plate of chips."

Former Beatle Pete Best a drummer again

NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- Pete Best, the original drummer for The Beatles, who missed out on worldwide fame and fortune, is a drummer again on a U.S. tour.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rose Stone, keyboardist with Sly and the Family Stone, who was born in 1945 (age 57); Roger Hodgson, formerly with Supertramp, in 1950 (age 52); Stylistics lead singer Russell Thompkins Jr. in 1951 (age 51); KC and the Sunshine B
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A Blast from the Past

The sex scandal that rattled the Roman Catholic clergy continued to grow as dozens of priests resigned or were suspended. On this date in 2002, the bishop of Palm Beach, Fla., stepped down after admitting he had abused a teenage seminary student in the 19
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 58); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 57); singer/songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and Three Dog
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for March 3-9.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include composer Scott Joplin, "king of ragtime," born in 1858; Jim Yester of the Association, who was born in 1939 (age 63); bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn of the Mar-Keys, Booker T and the M-Gs, and the Blues Brothers, and Pete Best -- the
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Pete Best (b. 24 November 1941, in Madras, British India) is a British musician, best known as the original drummer for The Beatles.

After moving from India to Liverpool in 1945, Best's mother, Mona Best (1924-1988) started The Casbah Coffee Club in the cellar of the Best's house in Liverpool, which became very popular—the membership list grew to over a thousand—and where The Beatles (then known as The Quarrymen) played some of their first concerts. The club was also known as The Casbah Club, or simply The Casbah. Best played there with his first band, The Black Jacks, and later with The Beatles.

Best joined The Beatles on 12 August 1960, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a season of concerts. He was dismissed from the group two years later, on 16 August 1962 and he was replaced by Ringo Starr, but was never given a full explanation as to the reason why. He later worked as a civil servant for 20 years, before starting The Pete Best Band. Best has been married for over 40 years to Kathy Best; they have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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