Stuart Sutcliffe met John Lennon at art school and was talked into joining his band and going on the road to Hamburg.
But his passion for art quickly overtook his interest in music and he decided to stay behind in Germany with his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr.
Suffering from intense headaches, he later collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage.
We talk to the man who runs his fanclub, Beatles expert David Bedford.
Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin