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History October 26, 1965

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    An Order for the "Beatles" ...

    On October 26, 1965, the members of the pop group “The Beatles” were awarded the order “Member of the British Empire” (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace.



    This is the lowest level of a British Order of Merit that was donated by King George V in 1917. It comprises five levels of the order, the number of members is not limited in number. It is the youngest of the British Knightly Orders and the most widely awarded ...:

    Since the Order of the British Empire is also awarded to numerous citizens of foreign countries, it is also the British Order of Merit with by far the greatest number of foreign honorary members.

    In protest against the "unworthy" award, a number of MBE holders then returned their medals.

    Lohn Lennon will also return the medal on November 25, 1969.

    He sends the award to Buckingham Palace and puts in a short letter that shows not only his humanitarian attitude but also his typically humor ...:

    “Your Majesty,
    I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.
    With love.
    John Lennon of Bag ”
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Interesting thread again

    Picture shows the Quern Mother meeting them ..probably at a Paladium theatre show

    I remember the horror after the the papers got hold of the story ref JL returning his MBE

    Might be the lowest of the honour it's still a great honour


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