Ban-Busting Sir Paul to Play Tel Aviv

McCarthy will rock Israel 43 years after Beatles were barred
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 3:49 AM CDT
Paul McCartney during a concert in Quebec. McCartney plans a concert in Tel Aviv 43 years after Israel banned the Beatles.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)
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(Newser) – Paul McCartney will perform in Tel Aviv 43 years after the Beatles were banned by the Israeli government because officials feared their music would corrupt Israeli youth. The only fear today is that ticket prices for the September 25 concert in Park Hayarkon will be too expensive for most Israelis, reports Ha'aretz.