Hear the Beatles' demo that Decca rejected
On New Year’s Day in 1962, the then called Silver Beetles recorded a demo tape for Decca records. Decca could sign one of two bands that day; the other being Brian Poole and the Tremeloes (know them? Yeah, me neither).
The Silver Beetles (no Ringo yet) got rejected. Dick Rowe who was working for Decca at the time, reportedly told Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager that “Guitar groups are on their way out”. He obviously knew what he was talking about.
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