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RIP Johnny ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson of the Big Three. Quite possibly the greatest of all Merseybeat drummers. The Big Three were lauded as the finest musicians of the Liverpool scene, yet when the group disbanded Johnny laid down his drumsticks, giving up the musician’s life for good.
Johnny despised the Beatles as people and musicians- before, during, and after their time together.
"Brian asked me to join the Beatles and I said, I wouldn't join the Beatles for a gold clock. There's only one group as far as I'm concerned and that's the Big Three. The Beatles can't make a better sound than that, and Pete Best is a very good friend of mine. I couldn't do the dirty on him"
Johnny will always be remembered by Beatles fans not only for his forthright views on their heroes, but for standing in for the late to arrive Tommy Moore at the Beatles’ audition for Larry Parnes. (Pictured) ...