Pete Best

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    August 14, 2014

    The Drug That Helped Turn the Beatles into the World's Greatest Band

    The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in 14 weeks.That's a dream ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Fall Arts! Along with looks ahead at the various season highlights, Aaron Hillis interviews Juliette Binoche. Robert Shuster contemplates Sarah Anne Johnson. Jed Lipinski reads Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade by George Packer. Dan Weiss takes in The Pains of Being Pure at ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Pete Best on "I've Got a Secret," 1964

    We remember the Hunter Davies 1968 biography of the Beatles, and the poignant episode in which he described Pete Best slicing bread in a bake shop and "understandably bitter" about his dealings with his former group. At one point Best was so popular that a club owner demanded his drums be moved forw ... More >>

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    May 5, 2005

    Whodunit: The British Consulate Bomb

    The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>

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    July 1, 2003

    Quirking Girls

    (Ma) Trix of the Trade

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    January 14, 2003
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    December 4, 2001