Monday, 24 November 2008
On This Day...More Or Less
According to the Uncyclopedia November 24 is Pete Best's Birthday Also on this day:
1601 - Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Pete Best wonders why there is no Thanksgiving in the UK until he realizes that The English have nothing to give thanks for.
1859 - The great prophet Charles Darwin publishes his manifesto The Origin of Species, predicting the eventual birth of Pete Best.
1941 - Pete Best is kicked out of mother's womb.
1946 - Teacher sends note home to Best's parents, complaining about his sullenness and unwillingness to play bass with other children.
1951 - Mother auditions George Best as possible replacement in the family.
1955 - Learns to play drums. Snares, bass and drumsticks go off and socialize with one another, leaving Best out.
1960 - Makes trip to Germany; greeted with cries of "Rammstein forever, Pete Best never!"
1961 - Plays with Tony Sheridan; burns Virginia with Phil Sheridan.
1962 - The Beatles record demo version of "Love Me Do;" original chorus of "We hate our fucking drummer" goes unnoticed.
1962 - George Harrison stares icily at Best during a performance; Paul McCartney kicks his drum set during rehearsal; John Lennon hires Brian Epstein solely to fire Best.
1962 - George Martin brings Ringo Starr in to shout incoherently over Best's drum parts; later uses it as an excuse to fire Best.
1962 - Best kicked out of the Beatles.
1963 - Best kicked out of house;
1964 - Best kicked out of England; Elizabeth II says her kingdom "wants to go in a new direction."
1968 - Best briefly kicked back into Beatles when Ringo leaves during White Album sessions; quits when he realizes he'll lose his job a second time to a guy named "Ringo."
1970 - John, Paul, George and Ringo join Best in the "Ex-Beatles" group.
1971 - Alice Cooper jumps from a plane and disappears, after collecting a ransom which includes US$200,000 and a Pete Best box set.
1980 - Best kicks it old school.
1984 - Fozzie Bear tragically dies of a heart-attack.
1991 - Seven years after the song was released, Freddie Mercury breaks free and moves to the Moon.
1993 - David Dickinson makes headline news after cutting off negotiations to be in the Doom video game.
1995 - Release of Beatles Anthology allows new generation of fans to kick Pete Best around.