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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paul McCartney to play in Israel

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney is scheduled to play a concert in Tel Aviv on September 25, 43 years after the Beatles were banned here as potentially harmful to children's morals. How times change....
The celebrated rock star will arrive in Israel as part of a world tour, and will give a single concert at Hayarkon Park on September 25.

McCartney was scheduled to perform in Israel some 43 years ago with the Beatles, the legendary band of which he was a founding member. But government officials banned them from appearing in Israel in 1965. They refused to grant the necessary permits, citing concerns that the tousled-haired British band and its strident, amplified music could corrupt the morals of Israeli youth.

McCartney's manager Barry Marshall reportedly confirmed his arrival a few days ago, and approved the venue even though it does not include 250,000 seats, which is the singer's standard requirement.


At 8:04 AM, Blogger Batya said...

they'll just charge more for the tickets

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...



But what I found curious is that 43 years ago the Beatles weren't allowed to play here because they were afraid it would corrupt the kids' morals. There are no such fears today. The morals are corrupted.

There's a message there somewhere.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Asher said...


I agree that the local morals have been corrupted. However, I think that "Band on the Run" has much less of a corrupting influence than anything "written" by Britney Spears.


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