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No. Best played drums on their earliest records (a total of eight songs), backing singer Tony Sheridan for Polydor Records in Germany, and also their Decca Records audition in 1962 (which was later bootlegged). When they auditioned for EMI, producer George Martin wasn't satisfied with Best's drumming, although he had no problem keeping Best in the band for live shows, but suggested they use a session drummer on the records. This has sometimes be cited as the reason which led to Best being fired from the band, although this is unclear. George Martin himself has since apologized to Pete Best, because he felt he didn't deserve to be fired.

Some claim Best wasn't as good a drummer as Ringo Starr, whilst others continue to support Best and state he was as good or better than Ringo. What is clear is Best was apparently good enough to play 1,000 shows with the group between 1960 and 1962.

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Who all where drummers for the beatles?

Andy White, Jimmie Nicol, Pete Best and Ringo Starr.

When did the beatles drummer die?

Pete Best and Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) Against George Martin's better judgement, Pete Best was replaced with Ringo Starr as drummer on the 4th of Spetember, 1962. Jimmy Nicol was a stand in drummer when Ringo was hospitalised.

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Pete Best was the original Beatles drummer who was replaced on the 4th of September, 1962, by Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey). Jimmy Nicol was a stand-in drummer when Ringo was sick. Most don't know about Jimmy Nicol's brief work with the band. Additionally: Andy White was a session drummer, producer George Martin brought in for Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You". He apparently wasn't thrilled with Ringo at first. They kicked Pete Best out because he wasn't being serious about the band; he never thought they would get to the top. Each of them played drums to some degree, but Ringo Starr normally played them on their records.

What are the names of the 4 beatels?

The names of THE BEATLES are: John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey). Also in THE BEATLES were Stu Stucliff [(left because he was not that good a musician) and died from a brain hemorrhage], and Pete Best (fired and replaced by Ringo Starr because Pete Best was only an average drummer).

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Paul and Ringo are left. Pete Best, who was fired just before they got big, is also still alive.

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Who was original drummer for the Beatles?

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Mostly Ringo Starr. Ringo replaced Pete Best who was fired in 1962. Jimmy Nicol covered for Ringo's illness for eleven days in 1964. For the odd track, Paul McCartney played the drums: most famously Back in the USSR.

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