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Original Beatle Pete Best To Be Honored

12/02/2010
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(Gibson) Liverpool City Council is back in Beatles news this week, but this time they aren't threatening to tear down Ringo's childhood home. Instead, the council is considering naming a street after original Beatle Pete Best. Best was cited by a council spokesperson as having made a "special contribution" to the city's musical heritage.

Jean Grimes told ClickLiverpool.com, "Pete is a fantastic ambassador for the City of Liverpool. He had such an important hand in creating what is still the most famous band on the planet today. It really is about time the council recognized the importance of his role."

Grimes went on to say that the ideal place for the street would be in West Derby, where Best practiced with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and then-bassist Stuart Sutcliffe in the basement of his mother Mona's home, which was converted into a coffee house called The Casbah Coffee Club. -

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