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Under Labour leader Harold Wilson's government, new legislation was launched that made it illegal for discrimination on the "grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins."

In those times, it was no small request, and shows a new sense of nerve following the working class band's early rise to the top. In a show in London at the Prince of Wales Theater in 1963, Lennon riffed on the fierce income difference amongst the crowd: "For our last number I'd like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

The backstage dressing room accommodations were also spartan: "four cots, mirrors, an ice cooler, portable TV set and clean towels." As for ground transportation, the performers were not above sharing a ride: "Two (2) seven-passenger Cadillac limousines (air-conditioned if possible), with chauffeurs."

The bass player’s pet was an Old English sheepdog . She passed away in 1981. When McCartney revealed the real subject of the song in 1997, he said his relationship with Martha was “platonic.”

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