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Paul McCartney: A life in pictures

1965: The Beatles awarded an MBE

The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Sketch)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Sketch)
  • Paul McCartney, John Lennon (© Reuters/MED)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Michael Ochs Archives)
  • Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman (© Rex Features)
  • The Wings (© Rex/David Thorpe)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Mail)
  • Sir Paul McCartney (© Rex Features/)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Steve Granitz)
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The Beatles were only heading in one direction: up. Their success and popularity reached an all-time high in June 1965 as the band were nominated by the Prime Minister of the time, Harold Wilson, for an MBE. The young Beatles were presented with the award by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London.