LOST AND FOUND
To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
In the history of near-fame experiences, one story
stands out. Pete Best was the Beatles' drummer just a few months
before "Love Me Do" became a smash hit. His replacement,
Ringo Starr, became a huge star. And Pete Best? He worked for decades
as a civil servant in Liverpool. In this hour of To the Best
of Our Knowledge, we'll catch up with Pete Best (and tell you
why his life turned out pretty well after all.)
Listen to Hana's
Suitcase Song (requires RealAudio)
Davy Rothbart is the founder and editor of
"Found" Magazine. He reads some samples of the notes
and lists he's found and talks about them with Jim Fleming. Also,
Robin Hemley talks with Steve Paulson about the Tasaday, the
alleged Stone Age tribe discovered in the 1970s in the Philippines,
and later denounced as a hoax. As usual, the truth is complicated
and unclear. Hemley's book is "Invented Eden: The Elusive,
Disputed History of the Tasaday.
Pete Best was the Beatles' drummer before
Ringo Starr. He talks with Steve Paulson about the early days
of the band, his mysterious dismissal from the group, and what's
happened to him since. And we hear music from his Beatle days
and the Pete Best Band.
Karen Levine is a producer for the CBC. She
talks with Anne Strainchamps about "Hana's Suitase."
Hana Brady perished as a child in a Nazi death camp. Half a century
later, a strong-willed Japanese schoolteacher tracked down her
suitcase, and then her surviving brother in Toronto. Fumiko
Ishioka, the teacher, and George Brady now tell their
story to schoolchildren. We hear
their voices in a clip from Karen Levine's CBC documentary.
Levine's book is called "Hana's Suitcase."
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 03-08-03-A.
- Roag Best (with Pete Best
& Rory Best), The Beatles: the true beginnings (Thomas
Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press)
- Robin Hemley, Invented Eden: the elusive,
disputed history of the Tasaday (FSG)
- Karen Levine, Hana's Suitcase: a true story
(Albert Whitman & Co)
- Davy Rothbart, Found Magazine (http://www.foundmagazine.com/)
- After Return: The Beatles w/
"Help" on "The Beatles: 1" Capitol Records
- After Davy Rothbart: Joe Henderson w/ "Blood
Count" on "Lush Life" Verve
- After Robin Hemley: The Police w/ "Message
in a Bottle"
- Music Option: Beatles Anthology Vol. 1 w/ "Cry
for a Shadow" Capitol Records
- In Pete Best: From Beatles Anthology Vol. 1:
"Hello Little Girl"
"Three Cool Cats"
"Love Me Do"
From the Pete Best Band:
- Music Option:Pete Best Band w/ "Sleepwalk"
- After Karen Levine:
"Hana's Suitcase" (performed by 8th grade students in
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