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On January 30th, 1969 John Lennon ended the Beatles' filmed concert on the roof of their Apple headquarters in London by joking: "Thank you very much. We hope we passed the audition". It was the last time the four would be seen playing together. But what would have happened if six and a half years earlier, in the summer of 1962, the Beatles hadn’t impressed at their all ...more
Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Malignon (first published November 14th 2013)
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Claire Hall
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I'm a big fan of alternative history, and I've been a Beatle fan for decades, so I couldn't pass this up. Any fan remembers John Lennon's remark at the famous rooftop concert in January 1969, "I hope we passed the audition." Well, what if the band had failed their audition with Parlophone back in 1962? It's not as far-fetched as it seems; several other labels had said no to the Beatles, and Parlophone was their last hope.

Ray Connolly was lucky enough to have known the Beatles, so his story has
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Steven
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Funny and endearing trip into an alternate reality where the Beatles fail their first audition to George Martin and their greatest fan gets them back together after they've gone their separate ways.
Aidan Prewett
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ray Connolly knew all the Beatles personally, which is what makes this wonderful novella so powerful. Connolly brings to life a world where the Beatles were turned down by George Martin and broke up in 1962. What follows is a brilliant portrait of each Beatle’s personality in their more everyday lives. Each is brought to very believable life in very witty and poignant ways. So enjoyable, and so insightful.
Linda
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Pravděpodobně hodně brzo už ani nebudu vědět, že jsem to četla. All-the-beatle-best
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Outstanding! I am just sorry that is was not longer.
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Ray Connolly grew up in Lancashire, England. After graduating from the London School of Economics he began a career in journalism, and wrote a weekly interview column for the London Evening Standard, concentrating mainly on popular culture and music. Since then he has written for the Sunday Times, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer and the Daily Mail. Many of his interviews with members ...more