After having sacked drummer Tommy Moore in May 1960, The Beatles (or the Silver Beatles as they named themselves at the time) were drummerless again.
Around July 1960 The Beatles were sitting in the Jacaranda Club, discussing what they could do about the drumming situation. Allan Williams, their manager, had gone out to the street when he heard someone drumming away. He called the group outside and they followed the sound of the drumming.
The first night the drumming stopped before they found the source, but on the second night, they found Norman Chapman practicing above the offices of the National Cash Register Co. Norman was asked to join The Beatles, but only appeared with them three times before he was called up for national service. Once again, The Beatles were drummerless.
In August of 1960, the Beatles were engaged to appear in Hamburg, Germany and for this engagement they needed to have a drummer. As chance would have it they happened to visit the Casbah Club and found Pete Best playing with his group the Blackjacks.
The Blackjacks were on the verge of breaking up and so Pete Best auditioned as drummer on August 12, 1960. He was hired, and The Beatles left for Germany on August 16, 1960. Having dropped the "Silver" from their name, they were now called simply "The Beatles" and although they now had the name under which they would become famous, there were still several personnel changes that they were to go through before finally becoming the Fab Four.