“Obviamente no éramos tan buenos, Fuimos mejorando con el tiempo”, djjo McCartney a Ian Camfield en entrevista para XFM, de Gran Bretaña, reproducida por el rotativo. “Tú no hubieras pensado que éramos buenos. Nos hubieras rechazado si fueras una compañía disquera, tal y como Decca nos rechazó”.
Tras este incidente, George Martin firmó a Los Beatles para el selló EMI Parlophone y la banda, antes del ingreso de Ringo Starr, se convirtió en el grupo residente de un club en Hamburgo, Alemania.
Fue durante esta época en la Los Beatles pulieron su sonido y aprendieron el arte de emocionar a las audiencias.
“Cuando empezamos a actuar en Hamburgo no había nadie en el club. Si acaso un par de estudiantes, un chico con su novia, pero eran de paso. Veían el precio de la cerveza y se iban”, añadió McCartney.
Realising they sounded average at best, Macca wasn't surprised in 1962 when record label Decca refused to sign the band - who went on to become the biggest of all time.
In an interview with Xfm's IAN CAMFIELD, he said: "We obviously weren't that good. We were formulating it all.
"You wouldn't have thought we were that great. You'd have turned us down if you were a record company. And they did - Decca turned us down!"
Soon after Decca snubbed the Fab Four, producer GEORGE MARTIN signed them to EMI's Parlophone label and the band - prior to sticksman RINGO STARR's arrival - went on to play a 48-night residency in a Hamburg, Germany, club.
It was during this formative era that they honed their sound and learned the art of wowing crowds.
Macca said: "When we first went to Hamburg, and there'd be no-one in the club.
"So we'd go, 'Come on, everybody, get back in here! It's all happening!'
"So we'd learned to attract an audience. After a few weeks, we'd be really packing those clubs.
"It taught us that game of how to win over an audience.
"We learned loads of songs, so by the time we got back to England, we had quite a big repertoire."
Having played packed stadiums in The Beatles, WINGS and as a solo artist since the 60s, Macca says nothing beats the adrenaline rush of playing in a little pub.
So much so, he's often tempted to bash out a few songs down the local boozer when he's on a break.
"I've never felt bored, I've never felt like staying at home," he added.
"I always said, if I wasn't allowed to do it, it'd be my hobby.
"I'd show up at some pub, saying, S'cuse me, can I play? I'd love to do that.
"Those are some of my happiest memories, being there among a group of people and having someone buy you a beer."