After listening to some wacky Christmas recordings by the Beatles (I recommend 1968), I’ve spent the afternoon surfing through Beatles essays and remembering and realizing how little I really know about a band was fanatical about in my childhood. Here are two somewhat contradictory accounts of why the Beatles broke up here and here and a snopes scoop on the tasteless butcher cover. Amazing to me that the Beatles performed in Houston in 1965 (Read these memoirs by people who attended).
Fun fact. Except for Ringo (who was added before the Beatles became famous), George, John and Paul had been performing for 5 years before they got a record deal and made it big in England.