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Pete Best is about to sign a snare drum

Pete Best has a pen in his hand and a drum in front of him at The Fest For Beatle Fans 2007. This was at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 2, 2007. Pete Best was the drummer who left The Beatles (well, was canned) in 1962, just before the band hit it big. 45 years later, he found himself signing memorabilia in Las Vegas anyway. Funny old world.

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