Global Market Data
Global News Journal
Pakistan: Now or Never?
Front Row Washington
The Great Debate
Personal Finance Video
Life & Culture
Who is Taylor Lautner?
''Twilight'' star Taylor Lautner steps into the lead in high-octane action thriller ''Abduction'' as a young man in search of his real identity. Video
Rimmel celebrates 10 years with Kate Moss
Marc Jacobs show closes NY fashion week
Andrea Bocelli lives out his dreams in New York
Brad Pitt: I'm Dull, Jennifer Aniston's Not
Geithner's "succinct" message irks Europeans
BlackBerry maker's missteps stir talk of its sale
Private banks eye UBS's disgruntled rich clients
Scarlett Johansson naked pictures leaked on Web
14 Sep 2011
Al Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics
Number of poor hit record 46 million in 2010
Obama tries to sell jobs plan to Congress, voters
Scarlett's naked pics, Tyler Perry is highest paid
Wed, Sep 14 2011
Lessons with Lego: the EU crisis
Thu, Sep 15 2011
Buenos Aires Fashion week sizzles
Mon, Aug 22 2011
Contract reveals Beatles' anti-segregation stance
Jackson fans angry at tribute concert price cuts
Fri, Sep 9 2011
LOS ANGELES |
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:17pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A soon-to-be-auctioned Beatles contract for a 1965 California concert reveals that the Fab Four took a firm stand in support of the era's civil rights movement, refusing to play before a segregated audience.
The contact, which is signed by the Liverpool group's manager, Brian Epstein, specifies that they "not be required to perform in front of a segregated audience" for their August 31, 1965, show at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.
The document will be auctioned on September 20 by Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles.
The Beatles took a public stand on civil rights in 1964, during their first American tour, when they refused to perform at a segregated concert at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. City officials relented, allowing the stadium to be integrated, and the band did take the stage for that show.
The Cow Palace concert was part of the Beatles' third major tour of the United States.
Signed on March 24, 1965, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 against gross box office receipts of more than $77,000.
In addition to the desegregation requirement, the agreement called for at least 150 uniformed police officers for protection and a special drumming platform for Ringo.
The contract is estimated to sell between $3,000 and $5,000.
(Reporting by Sheri Linden; Editing by Jill Serjeant)
Entertainment News From the Wrap
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: From Finding Jobs to Spurring the Arab Spring
At the Paley Center, the COO says the social network has become a powerful force for social and political change
'The Voice' Winner Javier Colon Will Play Ray Charles on NBC's 'Playboy Club'
"The Voice" winner Javier Colon wil portray Ray Charles on NBC's new drama "The Playboy Club"
MTV Orders 6 New Shows -- 2 Comedies, 3 Unscripted
Lindsay Lohan's Night Out in New York: There Will Be Blood
The hard-partying starlet apparently hurled glasses at photogs during a chaotic evening on the town
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Social Stream (What's this?)
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Advertise With Us
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.