• Short Summary

    FOUR YOUNG MEN WHO IN THE PAST THREE YEARS HAVE SHAKEN THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE BRITISH ENTERTAINMENT WORLD - THE BEATLES - HAVE BEEN MADE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST.

  • Description

    FOUR YOUNG MEN WHO IN THE PAST THREE YEARS HAVE SHAKEN THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE BRITISH ENTERTAINMENT WORLD - THE BEATLES - HAVE BEEN MADE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST. THE FOUR MEN ARE IN REAL LIFE GEORGE HARRISON, JOHN LENNON, JAMES PAUL McCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR.

    THE BEATLES BEGAN AS AN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP IN A CELLAR IN THE BRITISH PORT OF LIVERPOOL. 'BEATLES' HAS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, SINCE THE GROUP'S RISE TO FAME, BECOME A HOUSEHOLD WORD IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD - CONJURING UP VISIONS OF LONG HAIR AND COLLARLESS SUITS - FASHIONS WHICH THE GROUP MADE POPULAR.

    THE FORMER CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER OF BRITAIN, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME, ONCE DESCRIBED THE BEATLES AS BRITAIN'S DOLLAR-EARNING SECRET WEAPON, A STATEMENT WHICH FOLLOWED OUTSTANDING OVERSEAS TOURS BY THE GROUP, PARTICULARLY TO THE UNITED STATES.

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S COMMENT ON THE GROUP WAS "THESE BLOKES ARE HELPING PEOPLE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES".

    IN OTHER COUNTRIES HOWEVER, THE REACTION TO THE BEATLES WAS LESS ENTHUSIASTIC. IN INDONESIA, BEATLES AND BEATLISM WERE PROHIBITED. ELSEWHERE THE AUTHORITIES LOOKED UPON THE FASHION TRENDS SET BY THE GROUP WITH TREPIDATION.

    THE NAMES OF THE FOUR YOUNG MEN APPEAR WITH THE NAMES OF ESTEEMED POLITICIANS, AMBASSADORS AND INDUSTRIALISTS IN THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS' LIST. THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WAS FOUNDED BY KING GEORGE THE FIFTH IN 1917. THE RIBBON OF THE ORDER IS ROSE PINK, EDGED WITH PEARL GREY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZZ9Z9DMLZV4PJ96Z6KW9B5L
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZZ9Z9DMLZV4PJ96Z6KW9B5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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