Paul McCartney will play in Israel
being canceled in 1965 by the authorities, the Beatle will perform in
Tel Aviv on September 25.
Paul McCartney will finally play in Israel. The former Beatle will perform in Tel Aviv on September 25. In 1965, the band would play during a world tour. The cancellation at the last minute had been formally held because of financial problem. In reality, the authorities of the day had canceled for security reasons related to the Beatlemania and "opportunities for corruption" of the Israeli youth group.
Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom told the Daily Telegraph that the country wanted to correct a "historic opportunity missed". In early 2008, Israeli authorities had formally apologized to Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two remaining Beatles alive and to the families of John Lennon and George Harrison. The singer will pay 2.7 million euros (four million dollars).