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Daily Mail online
September 16, 2011
The Beatles refused to play to segregated audience in the U.S. in 1965

The Beatles refused to play a concert to a segregated audience during a visit to the U.S. in 1965, according to documents that are set to go on sale later this month.Ahead of a gig at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, the Liverpudlian band are believed to have insert the request into their 'rider'.


September 17, 2011
Contract reveals Beatles' anti-segregation stance

soon-to-be-auctioned Beatles contract for a 1965 California concert reveals that the Fab Four took a firm stand in support of the era's civil rights movement, refusing to play before a segregated audience.The contact, which is signed by the Liverpool group's manager, Brian Epstein, specifies that they "not be required to perform in front of a segregated audience" for their August 31, 1965, show at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.
The document will be auctioned on Sept. 20 by Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles.The Beatles took a public stand on civil rights in 1964, during their first American tour, when they refused to perform at a segregated concert at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. City officials relented, allowing the stadium to be integrated, and the band did take the stage for that show.


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