Topic: Beatles Show Great Musicianship Early - Decca Audition
Paul especially. Listen at about 1:50. The song is called "Till There Was You" (from the play and movie "The Music Man").
Have any of you ever been in the position of playing a song, played it beautifully, but then looked at each other with "lost" looks as if to say, "Oh God! How're we going to end this thing?" Well, Paul shows they must have practiced that ending numerous times before they got it just right. It sounds tricky (to a drummer) because he comes in on an off-beat (please correct terminology) and there you go: Perfect set-up for the ending.
That "intricacy" comes out again (unsuccessfully) in the song "September In The Rain" with its sloppy ending.
Well, sure. There were mistakes. Pete Best rushing the beat (but thankfully staying away from most of the "fills", is one I noticed. Some of the lyrics, etc.
Paul also shows his vocal ability - unafraid to let that little bit of vibrato come out.
But Deccca still rejected them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZofvIcXOE&t=86s The guy who "fell on his sworsd" appears in the video just above. He says he's feeling"better now".
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