The Beatles' first left-handed bass player has given an interview to Sunday Mercury about his time with the group. When the Beatles arrived back in Liverpool from their first stint in Hamburg, Stuart Sutcliffe was missing. He stayed behind in Hamburg to spend Christmas with Astrid Kirschherr and her family. The Beatles had a few gigs lined up, so they were in need of a bass guitar player, and Chas was duly recruited. All in all, Newby played four concerts as a Beatle, in December 1960.
Here's the interview: Sunday Mercury.
And here's a thing from Mr Rock'n'Roll Detective, who tracked down Chas last year.