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11. What If the Beatles Had Passed the (1962 Decca) Audition?

January 9, 2019

On a freezing New Years Day in 1962, the Beatles had their first record label audition, for Decca records. It didn't go so well—the Beatles lost that contract to a competitor group who also auditioned. But that first rejection may have been a key to the whole Beatles' story going forward. We discuss the audition and ask the question, "Would the Beatles have been the Beatles we know today without that first audition and—more importantly—rejection?"

Plus news, history, and our unbridled joy over Paul's recent double bird on the beach!

0:00: Intro

10:10: Announcements/Giveaway winners

16:00: News

31:00: This week in Beatles History

32:45: Feature: The Decca Audition

1:10:03: Our favorite Beatles-related things of the week