This is an interview on a very early David Letterman Show with a man who's synonymous with perhaps the worst timing ever in the history of show business. It's an appearance by Pete Best, the drummer with the Beatles who got replaced by Ringo Starr right before the group hit it big. And then bigger. And then...well, you know.
There are some tittering laughs throughout from the audience, but overall he handles it impressively well, considering the eternal angst he had every right to feel. He shows a solid mixture of self-effacing humor, understandable disappointment and honesty. And Letterman treats him with great respect.
The interview took place on July 14, 1982. It's in two parts, and they show run together. It runs for about 11 minutes.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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