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Pete Best returns to the YMCA

Pete Best, the Beatle's original drummer, returned to the YMCA after more than 50 years to name our studio "The Pete Best Community Broadcasting Studio"   During the visit Pete was interviewed by Ray Lyons who was able to ask questions about the music scene back in the ' 60s . On hand to meet Pete were several members of the "Vintage Rockers", several of whom knew Pete from those early days and performed in other groups at the same venues, in and around Liverpool.

The visit also included a presentation by Nigel Hughes, CEO of the Wirral YMCA, to Aaron Bretland , who has been sponsored by the YMCA and won a medal in Taekwondo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games earlier this year. The visit concluded with a tour of the YMCA before Pete’s departure. We look forward to his next visit.


Pete Best being interviewed Pete Best unveiling plaque
Pete Best in Vintage Radio studio talking to presenter Ray Lyons Plaque


 Here is a link to an interview of Pete Best from the Wirral Globe web site. The video was filmed in the Vintage Radio studios at the YMCA.

Click here to see video interview with Pete Best on the Wirral Globe website