The controversy over John Lennon‘s “more popular than Jesus” comments had been growing since late July. A public bonfire was on this day organised by the radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas.
Saturday 13 August 1966
The second date of The Beatles’ final North American tour saw them perform two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, before a total of 28,000 fans at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. They had previously performed at the venue on 6 September 1964.