After more than 40 years of being banned from playing in Israel, the country has invited the surviving members of the Beatles to perform for the country’s 60th birthday.
The Beatles were banned from Israel back in 1965 after the country feared their “rock music” would corrupt young fans. The band had been booked to play in Israel, but at the time the government refused to grant them the necessary permits to come into the country.
Forty-three years later, Israel is saying, “We can work it out.”
It was reported that earlier this week that the Israeli embassy presented a letter to Jerry Goldman, CEO of the Beatles Story museum as well as Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.