The Beatles refused to perform before ‘segregated audience’ in US in 1965

London: The Beatles are said to have refused to perform before a “segregated audience” during a visit to the US in 1965.

According to documents set to go on sale later this month, the Liverpudlian band are rumoured to have added the request in their clauses, ahead of a gig at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, the Daily Mail reported.

The singers insisted for this inclusion, despite the Civil Rights Movement initiated by Martin Luther King, gaining momentum at the time.

Among other requests made by the band included a “special drumming platform for Ringo Starr”, “no less than 150 uniformed police officers for protection” at the venue, “to have electricity and water” and that the dressing rooms must include “four cots, mirrors, an ice cooler, portable TV set and clean towels”.


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