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The Beatles’ audition tape, which was rejected by Decca records 50 years ago, has since been released.
A record company executive reportedly thought that guitar groups were “on the way out” and had rejected their 10-track demo tape.
Furthermore, the tape, which was made in 1962, caused the executive to tell the group “they had no future in showbusiness.”
In just a matter of months, however, The Daily Mail reports that they signed a deal with EMI and the rest is history.
The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, sold the tape in 2002 to a prominent music collector. He’s now selling it at the auction Fame Bureau for an estimated pre-sale of £30,000.
Entertainmentwise reports that some of the tracks included on the tape are “Money (That’s What I Want),” “Like Dreamers Do,” “Take Good Care Of My Baby,” “Three Cool Cats,” “Love Of The Loved,” “Memphis” and “Crying Waiting Hoping.”
Listen to it below: