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August 25, 2006 | Michael Hill, Associated Press
As the live beat of Beatles classics begins bouncing off the walls of the Elks Lodge, a man with a gray mustache stands before his drum set and speaks up in a Liverpool lilt. "Let's take you back," he tells the crowd, "to the days when I used to play with a bunch of guys by the names of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison...." Ringo Starr's playing the Elks club? No. Meet Pete Best, the drummer booted from the band just before Beatlemania exploded.
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August 25, 2006 | Michael Hill, Associated Press
As the live beat of Beatles classics begins bouncing off the walls of the Elks Lodge, a man with a gray mustache stands before his drum set and speaks up in a Liverpool lilt. "Let's take you back," he tells the crowd, "to the days when I used to play with a bunch of guys by the names of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison...." Ringo Starr's playing the Elks club? No. Meet Pete Best, the drummer booted from the band just before Beatlemania exploded.
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August 31, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
As I wrote in a preview earlier this week , the cast of the 1990s Nickelodeon series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" was reunited Tuesday before a packed and ardent crowd at L.A.'s Orpheum Theater for what turned out to to be a (somewhat rambling, less than tight, but otherwise delightful) three-hour celebration of the deepest children's show -- and one of television's best shows -- ever. On a stage dressed significantly with a suburban lawn, a picket fence, a Stingray bike and a bowling ball, the main cast and a couple of guest players joined creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi and supervising director Katherine Dieckmann for a panel discussion with extras.
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April 27, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lawyers for Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono temporarily stopped a London record company Tuesday from selling an album repackaging early Beatles' recordings. High Court Judge Sir Peter Millett adjourned the hearing for three weeks to allow lawyers to gather evidence. The company, Charly Records, which specializes in re-releasing previously recorded songs, produced the disputed album.
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September 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A suburban basement in Liverpool where the Beatles played some of their earliest gigs was given protected heritage status by the British government Friday. The Casbah Coffee Club, created in the home of original Beatles drummer Pete Best, was given Grade II Listed status on the recommendation of conservation body English Heritage.
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July 23, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Fired Beatles drummer Pete Best works in an unemployment office now and says he holds no grudges against the Fab Four. Best, who lives in Liverpool, England, where the Beatles got their start, attended a memorabilia swapping, movie viewing convention for Beatles fans over the weekend. Ringo Starr took over for Best in August, 1962, just days before the Beatles recorded a demo single of "Love Me Do." Best spent the years after his dismissal trying for a musical career of his own.
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June 26, 1992 | ROY RIVENBURG
Bosses throughout history have searched for the perfect way to deal with troublesome employees. Among the recent techniques: * "We've Got a New Drummer." Successfully used by the Beatles to replace tom-tom man Pete Best with Ringo Starr. Disadvantages: Requires extreme caution. NBC tried similar strategy to oust "Today" show co-host Jane Pauley in favor of Deborah Norville, but ratings plunged. Norville even changed her first name to Ringo, but it was too late. * Invasion.
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May 29, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
In a town of no fixed geography called Wellsville (motto: "Come back when you have a minute"), situated somewhere in "The Sideburn State," a four-hour run (carrying bowling ball) from the Canadian border, 500 miles from Hoover Dam and not far from the beach, live two brothers named Pete, along with bigger Pete's best friend, Ellen; their "personal superhero" Artie the Strongest Man in the World; their father, Don; their mother, Joyce; and the metal plate in Joyce's head.
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August 27, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, as the grand finale of the Cinefamily's "Everything Is Festival," a tribe will gather to celebrate a children's show that was something more than a children's show. "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," which ran on Nickelodeon in assorted sizes from 1989 to 1996, told the story of two brothers named Pete living in a town called Wellsville with their father and their mother and the metal plate in their mother's head, which got its own credit in the opening titles - as did Petunia, the younger Pete's dancing-girl tattoo.
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