Monday, January 19, 2009

March 19, 1964 - Beatles Get Show Biz Top Award

Taped: Thursday 19 March 1964
Released: Monday 23 March 1964

The Variety Club of Great Britain 12th Annual Show Business Awards were presented at a luncheon at the Dorchester Hotel. Harold Wilson, Leader of the Opposition, presented The Beatles with the award for "Show Business Personalities of 1963" and, somewhat shrewdly, had his picture taken with them. John referred to his award, a heart shaped shield, as his "purple heart."

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