The Beatles’ “first left-handed bassist”, Chas Newby, dies aged 81

Former Beatles bassist Chas Newby has died aged 81
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Chas Newby, a Liverpool-raised bassist who performed with The Beatles, has passed away aged 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. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.