VOR 55 JAHREN STARTETEN BEATLES USA-TOUR: PROTESTE, ATTACKEN UND EINE ENTSCHULDIGUNG
- Aug 21, 2021
At the U.S. tour start on August 11, 1966, John Lennon was forced to apologize at a press conference in Chicago for his statement that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Lennon had made the remark to a British music journalist in March. The quote became a political issue in the States in July, drawing mass protests including Beatles record burnings. The Beatles' arrival on August 11 was also accompanied by protests and hostility. The events furthered the Beatles' thoughts of getting out of the live business.