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12/06/1965 The Beatles receive MBEs


Beatles MBE Interview #1


The Beatles M.B.E.


MM 10/7/15 - The Beatles Receive their MBE's - Beatlemania scenes!

Controversy erupted in June 1965 when Queen Elizabeth II appointed all four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire after Prime Minister Harold Wilson nominated them for the award. In protest – the honour was at that time primarily bestowed upon military veterans and civic leaders – some conservative MBE recipients returned their own insignia.
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