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Beatles shows - is there a definitive list?
16 January 2023
12.20pm
morglawg
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Hi there,

New to the forum, I have a question about shows that the Beatles did in the 60s. 

My Father In Law swears he saw the Beatles in Johannesburg as a young lad around 1963-1967. He says there were dining tables in a large room, and that it may have been a private function. He was very young and the venue or show might have had something to do with “moon.” He vividly remembers their hairstyles as something he had never seen before. 

Is this possible? I wonder if there is a list of every show – even the smaller more obscure performances or a way to know if they had been hired to play there.

I’ve only had cursory glance over the internet but it’s a bigger question than I can answer quickly. Come on superfans let me know so I can confirm or deny this admittedly great story!

Thanks.

17 January 2023
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@morglawg, check out this link https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..r/#p109894

 The Beatles had refused to play South Africa in the ’60s, 

@Ron Nasty, I’ve found several websites with this information

In 1966, McCartney reflected, “We weren’t into prejudice. We were always keen on mixed-race audiences. With that being our attitude, shared by all the group, we never wanted to play South Africa or any places where blacks would be separated. It wasn’t out of any goody-goody thing. We just thought, ‘Why should you separate black people from white? That’s stupid, isn’t it?’”

Do you know what reporter it was and if the interview is anywhere to read/listen to?

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17 January 2023
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Couple of years ago I did some research on the Beatles connection to Mexico. Part of my search involved discovering a couple of Mexican bands one of them mariachi that did a lot of Beatles covers they were very interesting. Apparently, there grew from the 60s forward some kind of a myth that the Beatles had gone down to Mexico surreptitiously to perform in 1966 and kept it a secret. And supposedly there is a small town in Mexico where people swear that they saw Ringo back in I think 1966. This myth was part of some pid’s extravagant theory about Paul. But nevertheless, I wonder if there’s anything to this.

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