The Beatles perform Shakespeare

The Beatles perform Shakespeare

The Beatles performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on 28th April 1964 for a TV special in honour of Sheakespeare’s 400th birthday during the show ‘Around the Beatles’.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison also mimed a trumpet fanfare at the start of the show, before Ringo Starr appeared with a flag to set off a cannon ball.