Wings the band the Beatles Could of been
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Wings the band the Beatles could of been is a famous quote Wings, renowned music expert Alan Partridge once declared, were only the band the Beatles could have been. Actually, the band the Beatles could have been were a five-piece from Dagenham: Brian Poole & the Tremeloes. On New Year's Day, 1962, the Beatles and the Tremeloes both auditioned for Decca. With one contract on offer, Decca plumped for the latter for not entirely musical reasons: one deciding factor was not ability or looks but the band's proximity to London. Poole left the band in 1966 to be replaced by Len 'Chip' Hawkes, the 'One and Only' Chesney's dad. The Tremeloes did better without Brian. But only marginally: by the early Seventies, their run of hits had dried up. Still, if memory serves, that four-piece from Liverpool had split up by then as well.