Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What former Beatles drummer did Ringo Starr replace?"
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There are two Beatles members who are still alive. Paul McCartney is still alive, he is 75 years old this year. Ringo Starr is still alive, he is 77 years old this year. John Lennon was died in the year of 1980 because of being shot by a mentally-disturbed fan. The surviving Beatles and Who really should become a supergroup. Paul McCartney (bassist/singer) and Ringo Starr (drummer) are still alive, and both are active musically and socially. John Lennon (guitarist/singer) was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's New York City apartment December 8, 1980.
Step 2 : Answer to the question "What former Beatles drummer did Ringo Starr replace?"
Pete Best is a British musician, principally known as the original drummer in The Beatles. Best was invited to join The Beatles on August 12, 1960, on the eve of the group's first Hamburg season of club dates. Although many claim that his good looks and popularity were to blame, John Lennon attributed the ousting of the artist to his drumming skills which according to him, was neither skillful nor extensive. He was eventually replaced by Ringo Starr on August 16 1962, when The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.