Israel Lifts 43 year Ban On Beatles
Published Jan 28, 2008After forbidding the music of the Beatles for 43 years, Israel has announced a lift on the ban by inviting the two remaining members for a visit to the holy land. The Middle Eastern nation originally outlawed the Fab Four from performing during their run in the 60s after concerns over whether their music would corrupt the countrys youth.
Recently the Israeli ambassador in London, Ron Prosor, asked Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to visit the country this May in coordination with its 60th anniversary celebrations. Prosor is now in Liverpool, the Fab Fours birthplace, where he marked Holocaust Memorial Day. He is scheduled to meet with John Lennons sister Julia Baird to deliver her an official letter of apology over the ban. Another invitation is to be given to the director of the Beatles Story museum Jerry Goldman.
"Ive got close ties to Israel, so Im thrilled, said Goldman. "It would be fantastic if they did visit.
Beatles - "Hey Jude"