Friday, December 31, 2010

End of a Very Big Year

December 31,1960

The Beatles play their last gig for this year at their old standby, the Casbah, in Pete Best's basement.  For these last three engagements, they press into service the bass player for Pete's old band the Blackjacks to replace the absent Stu Sutcliffe.  His name is Chas Newby, and he becomes one of the short list of musicians with a legitimate claim to being a member, however briefly, of the biggest pop group of the century.  (I recon, Paul wasn't yet ready to become the official full-time bassist for the band, but that is coming soon.)

Next up, 1961, and the Beatles continue to build their fan base.  Meanwhile, best wishes to you for 2011.

1 comment:

  1. hey, awseome blog! thats a cool idea you came up with to make each day as if it were 50 years ago.