THE BEATLES: ABSAGE AN IMELDA MARCOS LÖSTE SKANDAL AUF PHILIPPINEN AUS
- Jul 10, 2021
On June 4, 1966, 55 years ago, the refusal by manager Brian Epstein to the Philippine dictator's wife Imelda Marcos led to a tangible scandal. The "First Lady" wanted to see the Beatles at her place for breakfast and present them to her children. Epstein, however, wanted to let his boys still sleep, since they had only arrived at the hotel at 4 a.m. and were to perform in the afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. The two concerts in front of a total of 80.000 to 100.000 people took place. The situation in the Philippines became so threatening for the Beatles, however, that after this event the idea of never performing live again came more and more into focus within the band.