Brian was not particularly interested in her, but agreed to hear her play with the Beatles backing her.
Sadly, the audition did not go too well, partly due to the songs being in the wrong key for Cilla to sing.
She wrote in her autobiography What’s It All About?: “I’d chosen to do “Summertime”, but at the very last moment I wished I hadn’t.
“I adored this song, and had sung it when I came to Birkenhead with the Big Three, but I hadn’t rehearsed it with the Beatles and it had just occurred to me that they would play it in the wrong key.