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The Fab Fair Theme Exhibit

The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes

The Fab Fair theme building presents two photographic exhibits never-before-seen in California. When the four lads from Liverpool first visited the United States back in 1964, it sparked the British Invasion. "The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes" opens the CBS Television archives with more than 80 never-before-published photos from this era. LIFE Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge captured The Beatles first U.S. performance on the Ed Sullivan Show — as well as the tour that followed — as the Fab Four visited 20 U.S. cities, including San Diego in 1965.

Give Peace a Chance

"Give Peace a Chance" commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono's historic "bed-in" for peace which lasted May 26 through June 2, 1969 in Suite 1742 of Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. LIFE's Gerry Deiter was the only photographer present in their hotel room for all eight days of the bed-in. Never before had a celebrity been so available in person and by telephone to the public, and through his photography he captured intimate moments intended to break down barriers between power, celebrity, status and convention with a desire to end war and violence in the world.