The Beatles: Historians say 1967 Bangor visit was a turning point – BBC News

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Media captionWhen Beatlemania steamed into Bangor in 1967

Fifty years ago The Beatles arrived in Bangor – but their visit caused a stir not only among fans but the media.

It was the place where they found out their administrator had died, an event which some say celebrated the beginning of the end for the group.

It was 25 August 1967 and they had just liberated their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

They were at a job high-point and decided to visit Bangor – but not to play a concert.

Prof Chris Collins, head of music at Bangor University, said the band’s visit to north Wales was unusual from the beginning.

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