‘Forgotten’ Beatles in contention to have Liverpool streets named after them

Council considering honouring Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe

Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe, former members of The Beatles who left the band before they found fame, could be in line to get Liverpool streets named after them.

The city’s council is now considering honouring the pair with street names after the Liverpool Beatles Appreciation Society International suggested that they have been overlooked in terms of their importance of the city’s past, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.

Liverpool already features Paul McCartney Way, John Lennon Drive, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.

Best was the original drummer in the band, but was replaced by Starr in 1962. Sutcliffe was the original Beatles bassist and left the group in the same year to pursue painting.

LBASI founder John James Chambers said: “Sutcliffe and Best are very much a part of the early history of The Beatles – both went to Hamburg in the early days and developed the Merseybeat sound and got a following for the band – they should be recognised.”