Norman Chapman

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Norman Chapman
Died1995 (aged 57–58)
Years active1960
Associated actsThe Beatles

Norman Chapman (1937–1995) was an English drummer who played with The Silver Beetles, who later became The Beatles.[1][2]

After Tommy Moore left the group in June 1960, Chapman joined the Silver Beetles. However, Chapman only played three shows with the group in June 1960 before he left due to being called on for national service.[3] He was replaced in the group by Pete Best.[4]

Chapman died of cancer in 1995.[5]


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  2. ^ "Allan Williams, Beatles' first manager, dies at 86 - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ Lewisohn 2013, p. 327.
  4. ^ "The Beatles' Many Drummers". Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ Kenneth Womack (30 June 2014). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes]: Everything Fab Four. ABC-CLIO. pp. 182–. ISBN 978-0-313-39172-9.