The Beatles' Decca Records Demo Tape up for Auction
An early Beatles tape featuring ten of the
fifteen tracks demoed by the Fab Four to Decca Records will be auctioned on
Tuesday (27th Nov), reports
Classic Rock Magazine.
The audition tape includes covers and a few original tracks
handpicked by the bands manager Brian Epstein. However, Decca
rejected the demo telling the band "Guitar groups are on the way
The recording is one of two recorded on January 1st 1962 by
John Lennon, Paul McCartney,
George Harrison and Pete Best,
who travelled from London to Liverpool in their van to record
the previous night.
The tape comes complete with a handwritten note along with a
negative photo which as intended to be used on the cover if Decca
had have taken them on and turn the recordings into an album.
Ted Owen of Fame Bureau, who will run the auction in London,
tells the Telegraph:
"It is totally unique and the sound quality is
"They're copying the American style, the style of artists
like Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. Everybody who was trying to make
a name for themselves was trying to replicate that style.
Owen believes the two-track mono reel will sell for in the
region of £18,000-20,000.
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Take Good care of My Baby
Three Cool Cats
Sure To Fall
Love of the Loved
Cryin' Waitin' Hopin'
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