The drummer of the Beatles before he was replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962. There are a few debatable reasons as to why he was fired

1) Brian Epstein (the Beatles second manager) didn't like his drumming and asked the rest of the group to let him go

2) Pete wasn't that close to the rest of the group and thus made John, Paul and George feel uncomfortable around him.

and perhaps the most debatable reason of all...

3) John, Paul and George were jealous of Pete's good looks and were upset that he received more attention and praise from girls than the rest of the group.

Whatever the reason was, Pete Best was replaced by Ringo just as Brian Epstein began to transform the band into a sensation. It was reported that Pete tried to commit suicide years after he was fired, but a close relative managed to stop him. I do sympathize with him though because after all, how would you feel if you almost became one of the most famous musicians in the world?
Pete Best was the drummer of the Beatles from 1960-1962
by Lady Orange June 30, 2010
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When you are forced to leave a group against your own wishes and the group achieves success or happiness without you.
Pete best was fired form The Beatles, and replaced by Ringo Star; before the Beatles reached commercial success.
I got Pete Bested when I was cut from the team and they went on to win the championship.
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to leave or step down from something that doesn't look like it will go anywhere, only to discover almost immediately upon departure that it would have made one extremely rich, famous, or successful.

Mockery of Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer, who quit the band before they hit it big.
Wow, Julia Roberts is totally pulling a Pete Best to back out of that role in The Blind Side. Its a best actress Oscar shoe-in!

OMG, you totally pulled a Pete Best by quitting show choir. Next week, Idina Menzel is coming to talk to us!

Wow, all those publishers who turned down JK Rowling pulled a Pete Best, didn't they? Bet they wish they had said yes now.
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