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The Beatles had to dodge Jelly Babies thrown at them on stage because fans heard George Harrison liked them.


Looks like Justin Bieber isn’t the first to have snackfood thrown at him on stage. During a Beatles performance it was George Harrison who was hit in the eye with a Jelly Baby. It seems the Beatles didn’t like having sweets thrown at them on stage, mostly due to how fans would bombard them with Jelly Babies after George said in an interview how he liked them. 

Fans throwing candy became such a problem that the Beatles had to actively dodge them during performances and George ultimately wrote a letter to a fan asking her to stop. In the letter, George Harrison said “We don’t like Jelly Babies, or Fruit Gums for that matter, so think how we feel standing on stage trying to dodge the stuff, before you throw some more at us. 

Couldn't you eat them yourself, besides it is dangerous. I was hit in the eye once with a boiled sweet, and it's not funny!' It seems like a lot of fuss for fans to so frequently buy candy only to throw it on stage, but apparently that’s just what Beatlemania did to people. 

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