On Oct. 26, 1965, The Beatles received Members of the British Empire (MBE) medal…

Written by on October 26, 2018

On Oct. 26, 1965, The Beatles received Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II. It was the first time this honor was ever given to a rock band.

Not everybody was happy about it. Many former recipients, many of whom were distinguished military personnel, returned their medals in disgust.

According to John, the group was so nervous about it that they got high on marijuana before the ceremony in a palace bathroom.

During the ceremony, when the Queen asked the group how long they'd been together, Ringo replies "forty years."

We guess it is understandable to be a little nervous when you first meet royalty. Wouldn't you be?




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