This week on #askNat I have an interesting inquiry coming from Stephen Kennedy in the U.K. who writes plays about The Beatles. His message to me from this past May reads as follows:
When Pete Best got fired from The Beatles at NEMS on the morning of August 16th, 1962, how many people were at the meeting? Most books say it was just Pete Best and Brian Epstein – but I have also read that Neil Aspinall was at the meeting too. What is the truth?
Thanks for writing in Stephen. While on the surface it is a very simple question, it gets a little more complex when we consider the varying accounts in different books. Before discussing this, a little background information is in order.