1965 Beatles contract says they won’t play for a segregated audience

By Abraham Piper

In response to the idea of playing a U.S. show for only whites, John Lennon said in 1964, “We never play to segregated audiences and we aren’t going to start now. I’d sooner lose our appearance money.”

This 1965 contract shows that they meant it…

Contract for a concert at Cow Palace – San Francisco, 1965

This is page 2 of the document. See item #5…

Beatles Contract - No segregated audiences