The is the story of The Beatles from 1956-1970 told through the 18 drummers, including Colin Hanton, Pete Best and Jimmie Nicol, and some you may not have heard of. The Beatles’ crises; changes of musical direction, getting a record deal, and finding the drummer who would put the beat into The Beatles: Ringo Starr, the Fourth Beatle.
Finding The Fourth Beatle
The story of all the 18 drummers
Those who could have joined The Beatles, but didn’t
Expert analysis of the drummers by drummers
Why Brian Epstein didn't sign the Beatles contract
Why The Beatles failed the Decca audition
Were The Beatles under contract at Parlophone in June 62?
Why Pete Best was not sacked/dismissed by The Beatles or Brian
Who was asked to replace Pete Best before Ringo
Why Ringo became the Fourth Beatle and inspired a generation of drummers
David’s interview for BBC Radio Merseyside about Ringo’s knighthood