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The rise of the Philippines

September 30, 2012
By John Duerden
John Lennon called the Philippines a 'nuthouse'. The Beatles played their second biggest ever concert at the Rizal Football Stadium in Manila in 1966 during a 48-hour visit that is supposed to have put one of the final nails in the coffin of the group's touring career. The Fab Four supposedly, and unwittingly, snubbed influential First Lady Imelda Marcos. Death threats followed and, at the airport, Ringo Starr was punched in the face and also suffered a sprained ankle.

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