The Beatles anniversary issue of NME Magazine for December 31, 2011. Tells of how on Jan 01st 1962 The Beatles auditioned for their first record contract. The sessions were rejected by the label who told them:
“Guitar groups are on their way out”
The Beatles were an English rock band, active throughout the 1960s group which consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals).