Their contract is up for auction...
jason gregory
11:55 15th September 2011

The Beatles refused to play to a “segregated audience” during a gig in California in 1965, it has emerged.

Details of the Liverpool band's stipulation has emerged in a contract drawn up for the gig  at the Cow Palace in Daly City which is due to be auctioned.

The contract also stipulates that the venue provide "no less than 150 uniformed police officers for protection" and a "special drumming platform for Ringo [Starr]".

A rider, which is also up for auction, stipulates that all dressing rooms must include “four cots, mirrors, an ice cooler, portable TV set and clean towels”.

The documents, signed by manager Brian Epstein, are expected to fetch up to $5,000 when they go under the hammer in Los Angeles on September 20, reports The Guardian.

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