On June 23, 1940, in Beatles history, John Lennon's friend Stuart Sutcliffe was born and became the original bass player for the Beatles. Sutcliffe was at times referred to as "the fifth Beatle". He left the group to pursue a solo career in art and became engaged to photographer, Astrid Kirchherr. Sadly, Sutcliffe died young, in 1962.
Happy Birthday to Stuart Sutcliffe.