He is a drummer who was born in Malta.
He was the drummer for The Big Three which was John
Lennon’s favourite band and they played regularly with The Beatles
with him also standing in for Tommy Moore and Pete Best when they
The Big Three got top billing at a concert with Gene
Vincent in Liverpool and he turned down a 2 year contract with Johnny Kidd
& the Pirates to remain with the band until they split up in 1962.
Cilla Black, who sang with
The Big Three, said that he was The Beatles’ first choice to replace
Pete Best and it is also said that Brian Epstein offered him the job and he
turned it down. He approached
Brian Epstein to get them a gig in Hamburg and they played the Star Club in
Hamburg for a month from July 1962.
He left The Big Three in 1964 and stopped playing.
He is now a property magnate in Liverpool.