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Former bassist for The Beatles, dead at 81

He was once the bassist for the biggest act in rock and roll, now we’re saying goodbye to Chas Newby at the age of 81.

The news was shared by the Cavern Club – the Liverpool venue and the city’s de facto epicenter of Beatles tourism – in a post on Facebook. 

“It’s with great sadness to hear about the passing of Chas Newby,” wrote the venue management. “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.”