Chas Newby, a former bassist for The Beatles, has passed away, as confirmed by the Cavern Club Liverpool music venue. The club expressed their sorrow in a Facebook post, stating that Chas Newby had briefly filled in for The Beatles during a few dates when Stuart Sutcliffe remained in Hamburg.
Additionally, he played with The Quarrymen and was notable for being the first left-handed bass guitarist in The Beatles. The Cavern Club extended their condolences and well wishes to Newby's family.
At the age of 81, Chas Newby, hailing from Blackpool, passed away earlier this week. Often referred to as the "fifth Beatle," he played with the band for a short period in the 1960s while Stuart Sutcliffe focused on his art career.
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