TIL The Beatles Saw a LOT of Early Rejection

In early 1962, The Beatle’s manager Brian Epstein–who had “discovered” the boys the previous November at a lunchtime performance (I can’t believe that was a thing) at the Cavern Club–got them an audition for Decca Records, and they were promptly turned down. Shortly after, they got in front ofGeorge Martin, who was famously unimpressed, particularly with their original drummer Pete Best. Amidst all of this, the original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe died of a brain hemorrhage. That’s some serious turmoil and disappointment for the biggest rock & roll group of all time. And time moved quickly for them, but it wasn’t always up and to the right. Even The Beatles had to adapt, tweak, and change things. They had to overcome obstacles. They had to bring in Ringo, and get George Martin to at least say “I’ve got nothing to lose.” Success isn't imminent, it’s earned. Even if you’re The Beatles.