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Tag Archives: Pete Best

#askNat – concerning if The Beatles referenced Hamburg in any of their songs

Hello and welcome to the next in the #askNat series. David Attar from Toronto, Canada is the source of this week’s message which goes like this: Hey Nat, I’ve always wondered why the Beatles didn’t reference Hamburg in any of their songs, especially since it was a very influential part of their lives and career. […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey” (live at The Cavern, 1962)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On both July 26 and August 1, 1962, a couple of Granada TV producers came out to Liverpool to check out the pre-Ringo Starr line-up of The Beatles at their Cavern Club performances. The Beatles were being considered for possible inclusion in a locally broadcast television program […]

#askNat – concerning Pete Best after The Beatles

Welcome to this week’s #askNat. Last week I was able to get to two questions from Ken Weber of New Jersey (see here) and this week I’m addressing his third, where he writes: Has there ever been any contact between Pete Best and the surviving Beatles? Another good question, Ken. Pete was drummer for The […]

#askNat – concerning The Beatles covering “The Hippy Hippy Shake”

This week on #askNat I am responding to Roger Tomlin of Augusta, Georgia who you may remember has sent in some really interesting questions in the past. Roger’s question digs into some good Beatles history this time around as well. Here is what he’s written in: Hey Nat, One of the greatest and most well […]

#askNat – concerning Beatles songs without Ringo Starr

This week on #askNat I have another question in from Norberto Gabriel Pizzi from Argentina. Norberto’s last question, covered in November (2013) concerned Beatles songs that John Lennon did not contribute to (see here). This is what Norberto has for me this time: Dear Nat, Please tell me in how many Beatles songs Ringo Starr […]

#askNat – concerning who taught John Lennon how to play harmonica

This time around on #askNat Billy Patscher Jr. from Clifton, NJ has written in with this question: How did John Lennon get started with playing harmonica and who taught him? Good question Billy and I’m going to use it to address an urban legend concerning this very subject, for those interested enough to read on. […]