The Beatles - Decca Audition, January 1 1962

Decca Studios, West Hampstead, 1 January 1962
The Beatles' famous audition for Decca Records took place in London on New Year's Day in 1962. The group - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best - travelled down from Liverpool with driver and roadie Neil Aspinall. Beset by snowstorms, the party eventually arrived just in time for the 11am audition. Brian Epstein had travelled separately on train. The Beatles recorded 15 songs altogether. Five of the Decca recordings - Searchin', Three Cool Cats, The Sheik Of Araby, Like Dreamers Do and Hello Little Girl - appeared on the Anthology 1 collection in 1995.

Track Listing:
01. Money (That's What I Want) [0:00]
02. To Know Her Is To Love Her [2:26]
03. Memphis, Tennessee [5:01]
04. Till There Was You [7:22]
05. Sure To Fall (In Love With You) [10:23]
06. Besame Mucho [12:27]
07. Love Of The Loved [15:07]
08. September In The Rain [17:00]
09. Take Good Care Of My Baby [18:57]
10. Crying, Waiting, Hoping [21:26]

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