The Pete BEST BAND


Hayman's Green

(2008)



1. Come With Me 2'23
(Pete Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
2. Step Outside 3'57
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
3. Round and Round 2'38
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
4. Grey River 3'18
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
5. Gone 2'34
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
6. Dream Me Home 3'47
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
7. Everything I Want 3'37
(Pete Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
8. Beat Street 2'05
(Pete Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
9. Broken 3'56
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
10. Red Light 4'01
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)
11. Hayman's Green 3'04
(Pete Best / Roag Best / Phil Melia / Paul Parry)

Total Time: 75:41


  • Pete Best - Drums
  • Roag Best - Drums, Percussion
  • Phil Melia - Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals
  • Paul Parry - Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Tony Flynn - Guitars, Vocals

    Produced by Roag Best, Phil Melia and Paul Parry
    Cover Concept by Paul Parry
    Layout by Scott Jones

    Tracks 1, 7 and 8 Written by Best / Melia / Parry
    Tracks 2-6, 9, 10 and 11 Written by Best / Best / Melia / Parry

    A Special Thanks To our in-house engineers, Nic (Of time) Johnston, Kenny (And again Ken) Jones.

    Recorded at the CASBAH COFFEE CLUB STUDIOS, Liverpool, England
    Mixed at
    ELEVATOR STUDIOS, Liverpool, England. Mastered at Alchemy Studios, Liverpool, England


    1960 - Putting the 'beat' into The BEATLES.

    During 1960 the SILVER BEATLES played without a permanent drummer. Finally, when their manager Allan Williams secured a tour of Hamburg, it was decided that the drummer situation had to be solved. The solution was Pete Best. The band knew Pete from a club they had often played and now frequented, The Casbah - where Pete's own group (The BLACKJACKS) were resident.
    Paul McCartney phoned Pete in August 1960 asking him if he was interested in joining the band. Pete discussed the situation with his fellow Blackjacks who happily agreedthat Pete should take up his place with The Beatles. Pete formally auditioned, became a Beatle on 12th August 1960 and left for Germany with John, Paul, George and Stuart. The rest history ...

    1961 - Putting the 'beat' into The BEATLES

    1961 was the year that Brian Epstein was so impressed with their sound and the ever-growing number of fans, he approached The eaties with a management offer.

    1962 - Putting the 'beat' into The BEATLES
    The BEATIES auditioned for DECCA RECORDS on New Year's Day, 1962. Mike Smith turned them down in favour of London group, Brian Poole & The TREMELOES, because he feared that the band was not sufficiently commercial enough for a recording deal.

    Throughout 1962 the band's following grew considerably in Liverpool and Hamburg and the they returned for another tour of Hamburg to the number one venue 'Star Club - a fitting venue for a band recently voted Liverpool's # I group in a Merseybeat poll.should take up his place with The BEATLES. Pete formally auditioned, became a Beatle on 12th August 1960 and left for Germany with John, Paul, George and Stuart. The rest is history ...

    Pete Best 1962 / 63 - Lee Curtis & The ALL STARS

    Pete Best 1963 / 64 - Pete Best & The ALL STARS. The Pete BEST FOUR
    Pete and the ALL STARS eventually decided to split from Lee and develop their own distinctive sound, again successfully completing a successful tour of the UK and Germany.

    The manager responsible for turning down the Beatles at Decca, Mike Smith, decided that Pete and The ALL STARS was just the band that they had been looking or. Now under contract from DECCA, the band's name was changed to The Pete BEST FOUR. They released a number of singles and appeared on TV in the UK's number one music programme Ready Steady Go.

    In 1968, after playing professionally for a decade, Pete decided that family life was mote important than playing and put down his sticks for the last time. Two of Pete's band, Tony Waddington and Wayne Bickerton, continued their careers in the music business with The RUBETTES. After becoming millionaire songwriters they opened ODYSSEY recording

    This CD is dedicated to our families, those who are with us, and those that have taken the next step of the journey, for their love, patience and support. We love you all.

    2008 CASBAH COFFEE CLUB, A LIGHTYEAR ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE.

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