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(Daily Mail)   Beatles' fans get an early Christmas present as the holy grail of Beatles tapes has been found   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Beatles, Decca Records, Hard Rock Cafe, Brian Epstein, audition tape, American Style, bootlegs, sound quality  
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2012-11-22 05:14:35 PM  
3 votes:
The Beatles are overrated
2012-11-22 06:28:56 PM  
2 votes:
If Decca had signed The Beatles, there would not have been George Martin. He was very instrumental in their sound. They would have sounded much different, so it is impossible to know how big they would have been.
2012-11-23 08:11:29 AM  
1 vote:

Kevin72: If Paul McCartney wants to try boogie woogie, you got the piano on Lady Madonna.
If Paul McCartney wants to try 20s ballroom, you get Honey Pie.
If Paul McCartney just does nothing, Yesterday comes to him in five minutes and he has to ask his patent lawyer if it's original or if he's remembering someone else's work.

I think of Lady Madonna as Paul trying to write a Fats Domino song (Fats did cover it), like how I'm Down is Paul writing a Little Richard song.
2012-11-23 02:18:21 AM  
1 vote:
I'd rather have Carnival of Light see official release. Sure it's probably a train wreck, but I'm still kinda interested.

I'm a huge Beatles fan, but I honestly think Frank Zappa, The Kinks, and The Kingsmen all had an equal impact on music. Frank Zappa especially. What sounded like Freak Out! in 1966?
2012-11-22 08:44:59 PM  
1 vote:
There have been gray-market releases, not just bootlegs.

In fact, "BSR-1111", as written on that sheet, is the catalog number for one of them, a 1982 release on Backstage Records called "Silver Beatles", which makes sense since that was no longer the name of the band by the time they auditioned for Decca.
2012-11-22 08:30:54 PM  
1 vote:

Aar1012: I like about three songs by the Beatles....but they are overrated

Your opinion of them is irrelevant. Their songwriting ability is most certainly not overrated, and their contribution and influence on all types of music since their arrival cannot be overstated. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's just the way it is. I'm not all that wild about most of their stuff, but you need to be able to see beyond your own taste, and look at their abilities and resulting influence.
2012-11-22 05:55:55 PM  
1 vote:

PowerSlacker: I thought all of the fans of the Beatles had died of old age by now.

Sorry for the error.

Don't be so bloody silly, children love The Beatles, just like they love Doctor Who.
2012-11-22 05:32:01 PM  
1 vote:

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: If they had signed with another label things could have been drastically different for them. They may not have become the global sensations they did become if this bumbling farknut had had anything to do with it. Think about it. If you have lackluster management that doesn't believe in the product, how hard are they going to work to make it successful? I bet in that case the Beatles could've been around a few years tops and then fizzled out quickly.

Dick Rowe was just a record company wonk. They still had Brian Epstein as their manager and he is the one that got them going. He got tons of rejections for them but still kept pushing until he got them a deal. It is no coincidence that their first project after Epstein died was underwhelming (for them, anyway. For anyone else it would have been probably the greatest thing they ever did, but for The Beatles, the Magical Mystery Tour film was a disappointment.)
2012-11-22 05:31:17 PM  
1 vote:
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Pete approves of official release and platinum sales numbers.
2012-11-22 05:31:13 PM  
1 vote:

The "Decca Audition Tape" has been available on bootlegs for decades.

Old news is old.
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