Although the Beatles were a famous foursome consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, six men in total have been a Beatle. Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bassist for the band from May 1960 to August 1961. He left the band to pursue a career in art, then died only 8 months later on April 10, 1962. Pete Best was the original drummer from August 1960 to August 1962, when he was dismissed from the group and replaced with Starr.
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