Finding The Fourth Beatle

The 23 drummers who put the beat behind the Fab Three

David Bedford, Garry Popper
Biographies & Memoirs

Finding The Fourth Beatle

The is the story of The Beatles from 1956-1970 told through the 23 drummers, including Colin Hanton, Pete Best and Jimmie Nicol, and some you will not have heard of before. 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.

The story of all the 23 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 first contract
Why The Beatles failed the Decca audition
Were The Beatles under contract at Parlophone in June 62?
Who was asked to replace Pete Best before Ringo
Why Pete Best was not sacked/dismissed by Brian Epstein
Why Ringo became the Fourth Beatle and inspired a generation of drummers