So, Internet, what did The Beatles do today?

The Beatles were given three prestigious Ivor Novello awards on this day in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 1965. “Yesterday” was judged to be the most outstanding song of the year. The other two awards were for sales: “We Can Work It Out” was the top-selling single of 1965, while “Help!” was the second-best selling. (The Beatles Bible)

Hmmm. So what are the Ivor Novello Awards?

Awards for songwriting and composing. They have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1955, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded. (Wikipedia)

And who was Ivor Novello?

David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. (Wikipedia)

Can you show me some video of him making old ladies chug vodka?

Awesome. Now how about some video of young ladies chugging vodka, and then kissing each other? Wait a minute, let’s stop recording….

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