Sunday, February 5, 2012

Best Starr

February 5, 1962

The Beatles are scheduled to play the Kingsway Club in Southport, a seaside resort town on the Irish Sea, very near Liverpool.  (This club is not at all a working class jive hall.)  But Pete Best is feeling sick.  The Beatles first choice as a fill-in drummer?  You guessed it!  The inimitable Ritchey Starkey, aka Ringo Starr.  And it so happens that his band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, has a day off today.  Welcome to the Beatles stage, Ritchey!

This it the first time all four Beatles and only them do a show together.   I'll leave it to your imagination to consider what was going through their minds.

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