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First Beatles drummer declared illustrious visitor in Lima

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The first drummer of The Beatles, Pete Best, was declared an "illustrious visitor" by the mayor of the Lima district of San Miguel, Salvador Heresi, a lover of the legendary British band's music.

Best arrived in the Peruvian capital to give a concert Sunday in honor of his ex-musical group called "A Day in the Life," together with Peruvian musicians and singers who were fans of The Beatles.

The mayor of San Miguel invited Best to visit the park and monument dedicated to John Lennon, the late leader of the famous rock group, then sang him several of the group's songs accompanied by other Peruvian musicians.

In a statement on Peru's RPP radio, the drummer said he had "no fear" of playing with the surviving members of the band - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - though he doubted that such as session would ever happen.

Source: Fox News Latino
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