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August 16, 2014 5:00 AM Daylight Video

By Martin Longman

On this date in 1962, the Beatles fired their drummer Pete Best and hired Ringo Starr.

The way Best was let go was pretty shabby, but I think we’re all grateful to know Ringo Starr.

Martin Longman is the Web Editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. He has worked as a community organizer for ACORN/Project Vote and as a political consultant for Democracy for America.

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