"Accepting the Tremeloes, but Not the Beatles?" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares


The London Telegraph reported that a lost Beatles audition tape had been discovered. The tape was made in 1962. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best (who was soon replaced by Ringo Starr) went to Decca Records in London. They recorded ten tracks, including three that they had written.

But after the audition, they were told that they had no future in show business and that guitar groups “are on the way out.” I find it interesting that Decca Records had previously signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes. Who is that? I wasn’t quite sure and had to look them up. But they rejected The Beatles. The Telegraph article stated, “The decision by a Decca records executive proved to be one of the worst in music history.”

The lost audition tape was finally discovered.

The article got my attention because I am a Beatles fan, and also for another reason. It reminded me that sometimes we fail to see the potential in others. We sometimes have blinders on our eyes and don’t see the possibilities.

Maybe God has an important word to say to us today about making quick judgments. Maybe someone or something is around us today with amazing potential and we don’t even realize it.

My prayer is that God will open my eyes today and forgive me for making quick judgments. Perhaps that is also your prayer.


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