The Biggest Reason It’s Hard to Recognize Genius

by Shane Snow
On January 1, 1962, four young men—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best—auditioned for a record deal at Decca Records in North London. They played 15 songs, vying for a break after two years of struggling in local clubs and pubs. Decca was polite, but rejected the band. “Guitar groups are on the way out,” they commented. “The Beatles have no future in show business.Read the full article