The Beatles, 1963, Receive MBE Insignia
The Beatles pose with their insignia crosses. The Queen of England awarded the Beatles the prestigious MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace. Lennon famously commented to a newspaper reporter, "We're more popular than Jesus Christ right now." The Beatles revolutionized popular music around the world and achieved unprecedented popularity. Paul said, "She was just like a mum to us."