Bea­tles let­ter drum­ming out Best for sale

Daily Record - - CORONAVIRU­S CRISIS - BY SHERNA NOAH

WRIT­TEN OUT Let­ter on Best

A LET­TER writ­ten by The Bea­tles’ man­ager fol­low­ing the sack­ing of the band’s orig­i­nal drum­mer is go­ing un­der the ham­mer.

Brian Ep­stein signed up Paul McCart­ney, John Lennon, Ge­orge Har­ri­son and Pete Best – the band’s first drum­mer – on Jan­uary 24, 1962.

But only months later, he fired Best and re­placed him with Ringo Starr.

The let­ter which is up for sale was part of a tranche of com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ep­stein sent to “se­cret Bea­tle” Joe Flan­nery, who was the band’s book­ing man­ager from 1962-63.

On Septem­ber 8, 1962, Ep­stein wrote to tell him he had re­leased Best from his con­tract.

The let­ter is be­ing sold at Omega Auc­tions, Mersey­side, on Oc­to­ber 27.

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