Like Dreamers Do

1962. Like Dreamers Do
(Dick James Music Limited)
one-sided 7" UK metal acetate
Label VG++, Disc looks G, but plays VG.

On January 1st, 1962, The Beatles (which then included drummer Pete Best) recorded 15 songs at Decca Studios in London. These included "Like Dreamers Do" and two other original Lennon/McCartney compositions. These recordings were made as a formal audition for the UK Decca Records label. However, The Beatles failed the audition and were rejected for a contract by the label. Towards the end of 1962, Brian Epstein had signed The Beatles to music publishing company, Dick James Music Limited, which led to the formation of Northern Songs. At that time, acetates of the original songs were cut for the purpose of soliciting Lennon/McCartney songs for other artists to possibly record. In fact, this song was a UK hit for The Applejacks in 1964. A truly amazing Beatles recorded artifact.

For additional info on this recording see the Decca acetate here.

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