The topic of the sacking of Pete Best has always been a touchy subject. Obviously, no one really like to talk about. It’s sensitive, and uneasy. It is clouded in mystery as well. There really is no clear answer as to why Pete Best was fired. There has never been definitive closure on the topic. No one can pinpoint one reason for the dismissal.
It seems strange now that George Marting would even bring up the topic. It happened all those years ago. Why open up old wounds for Pete? Why dredge up the topic once again? It a nice gesture to publically apologize for the sacking, but doesn’t this apology come nearly 40+ years too late?
Here’s what we’ve read.
Legendary producer Sir George Martin has made a public apology to replaced Beatles drummer Pete Best.
The 66-year-old musician was part of the fab four from 1960 to 1962, before Ringo Starr was drafted into the band to take his place – and the music mogul now insists he feels “guilty” over the dismissal.
Martin authorized the change just before the Beatles shot to fame, with Best going on to work as a civil servant for 20 years before establishing his own band years later.
Martin says, “I felt guilty. Maybe I was the catalyst that changed his life.”
Source: Hip-Hop Elements