Stamp Out The Beatles Oct 9, 2008 22:42:16 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Oct 9, 2008 22:42:16 GMT -5
NOTE~ Important[/b] to read ALL the comments following this initial post, which is chock-full of errors ~ the well-meaning source (Dave Haber at what is now BeatlesNews.com) quickly and properly deleted this "news" item from his outstanding site, but the commentary on this forum was too good for us to delete!
Remember ~ the below article is full of mistakes, not the fault of Dave Haber
BEATLES FANS FINALLY GET THEIR CHANCE TO JOIN IN ON THE JOKE
Posted by Dave Haber
Thursday, 10/09/08 10:02 am
In 1967, a group of Detroit Beatle-haters started a "Stamp Out The Beatles" campaign. On their tour through America, George Harrison was presented with one of their sweatshirts and "the quietly ironic Beatle" threw it on. Asked about the campaign at a press conference, George joked back, "We've got a plan to stamp out Detroit."
George Harrison and Beatles Manager, Brian Epstein,
wearing the "Stamp Out The Beatles" shirt.
You can now have one of these sweatshirts for your very own! Verona T-Shirts are selling what appears to be an extremely authentic-looking recreation of them in just about every size and color you can think of on eBay in the UK.
They cost £19.99 (about $34.00). Since George and Brian were pictured wearing them in 1967, you could say these shirts are Beatles' approved, although this almost certainly has no official licensing.
For even more fun, you can make the look complete, if you add a small Yellow Submarine button, as George is wearing it in the picture.
Now make sure you read the comments below!