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History “Today”: The Beatles’ Farewell U.S. Tour

August 29, 1966. Exactly today, England’s biggest contribution to the world of music, the Beatles, held their last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, USA to close their American tour.

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Their performance, which met with smashing success during the first five years of the 1960s, was mired with serious controversy following John Lennon’s comment that “Christianity is dying and that the Beatles are more popular now.”

Lennon’s surprising comment drew sharp criticisms from the religious sector in America.

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