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Member Of The Beatles Dies

Chas Newby who was the bassist for the famed music group the Beatles has died at the age of 81.

Newby who was a member of the Beatles during its early days was a key part of the Beatle’s success in the early 1960s.

Newby first got connected to the Beatles due to the fact he was part of John Lennon’s first music group called the Quarryman.

He would later replace bassist Stuart Sutcliffe as he focused on his art career.

Here’s what The New York Post reported:

Chas Newby, a bassist for The Beatles in their early days, has died at age 81.

The musician played a key role in the iconic band’s early success in the 1960s while the group’s original bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, was away pursuing his art career.

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

Newby was a member of John Lennon’s first band The Quarrymen, and news of his death was announced by the Cavern Club Liverpool — a music venue where The Beatles performed before finding global stardom.

“It’s with great sadness to hear about the passing of Chas Newby,” the venue wrote in a Facebook post. “Chas stepped in for The Beatles for a few dates when Stuart Sutcliffe stayed in Hamburg and latterly he played for The Quarrymen.”

“Interestingly, he was also the first left-handed bass guitarist in The Beatles. RIP Chas Newby thoughts and well wishes from everybody at The Cavern Club,” the post concluded.

Per Fox News:

Chas Newby, who once played as a bassist for The Beatles, has died. He was 81.

His son, Steve Newby, confirmed with Fox News Digital that the news of his father’s death came as a “bit of a shock.”

“He wasn’t very well, but I don’t think any of us expected it to happen so quickly. He’d been suffering [from] cancer for a few years.”

Newby had two children, Steve and a daughter named Jacqui. He was a grandfather to four.


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