Archive for ‘Original Members’

February 23, 2011

The 5th Beatle

Stuart Sutcliffe, the true “Fifth Beatle,” served as the band’s original bass player. After touring in Hamburg, The Beatles fired Sutcliffe from the band due to his lack of skill, and he stayed in Germany with his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr. Sutcliffe died from a brain aneurysm in 1962 at the age of 21. Some believe the cause of the brain hemorrhage was from a kick in the head the man had endured in a fight a year earlier.