is probably the most obscure documented early member of the Quarry Men
, the group that evolved into the Beatles
. He was one of several guys (Len Garry
, Nigel Whalley
, and Ivan Vaughan
were others) to play tea chest bass, an instrument common to skiffle ensembles, in the band at some point. Smith
was apparently only in the group for a bit before being replaced by Len Garry
when he went away to sea.