A lost 1960s audio recording of the Beatles playfully reviewing rock 'n' roll singles and chatting about Elvis Presley on a television program has been presented to the British Broadcasting Corporation. The recording of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison speaking on a December 1963 broadcast of the BBC's "Juke Box Jury" was made by a viewer using reel-to-reel tape, the state broadcaster said Sunday. On the show, which featured a panel of guests who picked pop songs as either "hits" or "misses", the Beatles reviewed new singles by artists including the Swinging Blue Jeans and their early hero, Elvis Presley.
"I love his voice and I love all the records like "Blue Suede Shoes", but I don't like the songs now," Paul McCartney sniffed at Elvis's "Kiss Me Quick' on the tape. A young George Harrison added: "Elvis is great but the songs are not for me." But the "Fab Four" correctly predicted the song would be a chart hit.
Source: Reuters / Updated: Sep 17, 2001