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  • Rejected Beatles audition tape discovered

    11/23/2012 10:06:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 51 replies | 11/23/12 | Telegraph Reporters
    The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years. The fledgling group were told "they had no future in showbusiness" as guitar groups were "on the way out" following the audition. The decision by a Decca Records executive proved to be one of the worst made in music history. Within months John, Paul, George and original drummer Pete Best had signed with EMI and went on to become the greatest band of all time. Now the original safety master tape, a 10-track demo the group recorded at Decca's London studios...
  • Robert Kraft Regrets Audition Video Went Public

    07/11/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 7/11/12 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Football fans were a little baffled when they logged on to the Internet on Wednesday morning and saw 71-year-old Patriots owner Robert Kraft cursing in an audition video for his young female friend. Kraft was quick to explain himself on Wednesday afternoon, though, issuing a statement to ProFootballTalk. “I tried to help Ricki [Noel Lander] prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson’s lines,” Kraft said. “I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has. I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has...
  • 'American Idol' Contestant Auditions While She's in Labor

    08/09/2007 1:20:22 PM PDT · by JuanAntonio · 31 replies · 759+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2007 | Fox News
    DALLAS, Texas — For the first time in "American Idol" history, a contestant went into labor while waiting with 3,500 hopefuls for her chance to become the next superstar — and auditioned anyway. On Monday, nine months' pregnant Antoria Gillon arrived at Texas Stadium with hopes of becoming the next "American Idol." However, as she waited patiently for her melodic moment, the 20-year-old hair stylist started having contractions. “I didn’t want to turn around after being there all those hours in the heat with people pushing,” said Gillon. “So my friend helped me walk through the line. I wasn’t going...
  • Caption This (Springtime for Saddam)

    05/01/2003 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | May 1, 2003
    AP - May 01 10:11 AM An actor tries out for the part of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein at an audition in front of the media in London Thursday May 1, 2003. The play which has yet to be given a name will open in London's west end in the summer, and will be based on events leading up to Saddam's downfall by coalition forces. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Reuters - May 01 10:19 AM Saddam Hussein lookalikes arrive to audition at the Riverside Studios in London for a play May 1, 2003. Written by Alistair Beaton, the satirical...