Besame Mucho: The Beatles

This is one the songs The Beatles played for their audition for Decca Records on January 1st, 1962. Though the performance by Paul is extraordinary and the harmonies by George and John are razor sharp and as tight as they ever were, The Beatles were rejected and another band now forgotten was signed. The song was written by Consuelito Velazquez, a Mexican songwriter.

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4 Comments on “Besame Mucho: The Beatles”

  1. Bob Says:

    This is one I have never heard.

    • katry Says:

      Neither had I. I did find it is on the record Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles Legend, Vol.1, also something I have never heard of before this.

  2. J Says:

    There’s something ‘off’ in this video. I don’t doubt it’s a recording of their studio audition, but the lips and movements don’t sync with the song track. I think it’s A video from the era, but not THE video of this song being performed. George isn’t mic’d; John is only occasionally at the mike when he’s heard singing; and that’d be Pete Best on drums, not Ringo.
    But I agree–it’s new to me. Never heard it before, but it does seem to be the early Beatles… Thanks! (And I like it!)

    • katry Says:

      J,
      I knew it wasn’t a good video and lips weren’t synched to the music, but it is such an odd video of The Beatles and in that I couldn’t find another with this song, I decided to post it anyway.

      I too liked it despite the imperfections. I had never heard a whisper about them singing this. According to the note, it was an audition and probably they’re as young as we’ve seen.


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