Issue Date: 26/10/2015
Issue Name: The Beatles: 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Receiving their MBE
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This superb cover was officially approved by Apple and it is an absolute must-have for any collector. Not only is it a cult cover, it is also the very first cover in Buckingham Covers Third Series. As you'll see from the illustration, our cover features all the fab four and was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles receiving their MBE from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 26th October 1965. It features a single stamp from the 2007 miniature sheet (our choice), a London postmark, & special 50th anniversary cachet.
On February 9th 1964, when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show there were more that 50,000 requests for its 728 seats which is even more than there were for Elvis Presley's appearance in 1956.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
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