TURNING DOWN THE BEATLES (1962)



Despite having sold over a billion units worldwide (according to EMI Records) – The Beatles’ musical journey nearly ended before it began, when the Fab Four were turned down by no less than five record companies. Columbia, Pye, Philips, Oriole and Decca all declined to sign the group, with Decca’s Dick Rowe reportedly declaring “guitar groups are on the way out”. How wrong he was.

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