Never Say Die’ digression. I was on tour in the USA with my brother Pete Best. The tour took the Pete Best Band to Louisville Kentucky where if my memory serves me correctly, I think we were playing the Abbey Road on the River Festival. Either way the family who bred and owned ‘Never Say Die’ were in the audience.
They sent word back stage they would like to meet Pete and myself. We were really surprised, but because of our family history with that particular horse we welcomed them. The family invited us out to the farm the next day to see where ‘Never Say Die’ had been born. This was also being topped off with lunch at the Jockey Club. How could we resist. We couldn’t. Mo would have loved this.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. We were shown the stable where ‘Never say Die’ was born. Stable No 8 – Haymans Green is house No 8. Hearing we were coming to the farm the gentlemen who had bred the horse had come to meet us. We were introduced to John and Paul. Our lead guitarist Phil asked me if I was freaked out. I replied, I thought it was a bit weird. He asked me if I had seen what the farm was called. Phil was pointing across a field towards a large billboard like sign. I looked at him and he looked at me. The farm was called ‘Hamburg Place.’ So, ‘Never Say Die’ had been born in stable No 8 at a farm called ‘Hamburg Place’ and bred by John and Paul. Mo bet on ‘Never Say Die’ bought a house which was No 8 where she met John and Paul prior to them going to a place called Hamburg.