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Chas Newby, former bassist for The Beatles, dies aged 81

Tributes have poured in for the late musician

Chas Newby, who played the bass for The Beatles in 1960, has died at the age of 81.

The late musician performed as part of the band for a brief amount of time, while the group’s original bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, was away pursuing his art career.

Roag Best, the brother of former Beatles drummer Pete Best, paid tribute to Newby on Facebook, writing in a post: ‘Both Pete and I and the whole Best family absolutely devasted to hear the very sad news with regards to one of the families closest friends Chas Newby passing last night.

‘Many of you will know him for playing bass guitar for both The Beatles and The Quarrymen, but to us he was laid back Chas with the big smile. We’ll truly miss him. Forever in our thoughts. God bless you Chas x.’

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Tributes have poured in for the late musician

Chas Newby, who played the bass for The Beatles in 1960, has died at the age of 81.

The late musician performed as part of the band for a brief amount of time, while the group’s original bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, was away pursuing his art career.

Roag Best, the brother of former Beatles drummer Pete Best, paid tribute to Newby on Facebook, writing in a post: ‘Both Pete and I and the whole Best family absolutely devasted to hear the very sad news with regards to one of the families closest friends Chas Newby passing last night.

‘Many of you will know him for playing bass guitar for both The Beatles and The Quarrymen, but to us he was laid back Chas with the big smile. We’ll truly miss him. Forever in our thoughts. God bless you Chas x.’

More to follow.

This is a breaking news story, more to follow soon… Check back shortly for further updates.

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

For more stories like this, check our entertainment page.

Follow Metro.co.uk Entertainment on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celeb and entertainment updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.

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