Pete began with some early history of the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool which, as it turns out, was created in the basement of his family home by his mother Mona "Mo" Best. An enterprising business person, Ms. Best seized the opportunity afford by the rock and roll fervor that was developing with regard to the popularity of beat clubs emerging all over Liverpool in the late 1950s. The family began to make restorations of their basement and Peter related that only moments after a sign was placed on the door that customers began to frequent the Casbah. Apparently the first group booked by the Club was comprised of George Harrison and Ken Brown. In a surprise turn of events, Pete received a call from George saying that the group had recently broken up and that they would be unable to appear. George did, however, bring along a couple of friends in the days before the Casbah opening and Pete was introduced to John Lennon and Paul McCartney who joined Harrison for the first gig. After some discussion, the group called themselves "The Quarry Men." Of particular interest is the fact that John, Paul and George used their artistic talents to decorate the club. The ceiling artwork consisting of a rainbow painted by Paul and stars created by George can still be seen on the ceiling of the Casbah today, 41 years later. The first perfomance at the Casbah was also to become the "Birthplace of The Beatles" on August 29, 1959. Although the group was without a drummer at the time, Pete explained that it was evident then that they had talent. The Quarry Men were paid three pounds a night. Not long thereafter, Best was to join them as a drummer.