Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paul and Ringo Aren't the Only Surviving Beatles

In 1960, Chas Newby played four gigs as the Beatles bass-player. Interestingly, like Paul, he was a lefty. He wasn't interested in a music career and left for college. He is alive and well and has no regrets about turning down an offer to stay with the group.

Pete Best was The Beatles drummer for a few years before being dumped for Ringo right before they hit the big time. Pete's still around and tours with the Pete Best Band.

Jimmy Nichol filled in for a ailing Ringo at the height of Beatlemania and played eight shows in the Netherlands and Australia.

Friday, January 24, 2014


I understand why some guys grow beards. For one thing, shaving is a drag. But having a beard is a bigger drag. And goatees? The only reason men grow them is because the upper lip and chin is the hardest bit to shave. 

'Nuff said.