Did The 3 Stooges Meet The Beatles


The 3 Stooges and the Beatles are two of the most successful and memorable comedy and musical groups ever to have existed. But did the two of them ever meet? The answer to this question has been a source of debate over the years, and in this article, we will explore whether or not it is true. We will examine contemporary accounts from those who knew them, as well as from some people who are currently researching and studying the two groups.

Factual Evidence

There have been few documented accounts of the two groups meeting each other, but there have been rumors. One source claims that in 1964, the 3 Stooges were in England making an educational film when they encountered the Beatles as they were shooting the film “Help!”. Another source has suggested that during one of their shows, the “3 Stooges” asked the Beatles to join them onstage as the Beatles had done for them when they were in England. Unfortunately, there has been no conclusive evidence to back these claims.

Experts’ Perspectives

Historians and experts in the field of popular culture have weighed in on the question of whether or not the 3 Stooges and the Beatles ever met. Some believe that there was a possibility of them meeting at some point, but there is no hard evidence to support it. Those who have studied the two groups extensively think that it is unlikely that they ever did meet. The two groups were in completely different eras and levels of fame.

Analysis and Insights

The two groups were in very different stages of their careers when it came to the question of whether or not they met. While the Beatles had achieved worldwide fame and were touring the world, the 3 Stooges were still relatively unknown outside of North America. This difference in notoriety made it improbable that the two groups would have interacted with each other. Additionally, the 3 Stooges had already begun to wind down their career by the time the Beatles rose to fame. It is highly unlikely that the two groups would have been in the same place at the same time.


Interestingly, both the 3 Stooges and the Beatles had the same record label, MGM Records. This was during a time when MGM’s most famous signees were the Beatles and the 3 Stooges. This fact somewhat increases the possibility of a meeting occurring between the two groups, but there is still no evidence of it.

Social Media Accounts

Social media accounts have been a great way for fans of both groups to speculate about their possible meeting. Many accounts have posted about the potential meeting of the two groups, including some who claim to have been present at the meeting. However, no one has yet to provide a first-hand account of the two groups meeting.


Various people have been interviewed and asked about the potential of the two groups meeting. Most have said that it is not impossible, but highly unlikely. One conductee believes that the two groups were more aware of each other than some believe. He believes that the 3 Stooges were aware of the Beatles music and the Beatles were aware of the 3 Stooges’ comedy.


The answer to the question posed in this article remains elusive. Although there are many theories, there is no real proof that the 3 Stooges and The Beatles ever met. Experts and historians mostly agree that it is highly unlikely, but the matter is still open for debate.

Online Interviews

Interviews with people today who were fans of both groups have been conducted via the internet. One fan suggests that The Beatles could have easily seen the 3 Stooges’ performance when they performed their show ‘Laugh Theatre’ at 17 Harcourt Street in London. Another speculated that the two groups could have crossed paths if the 3 Stooges had attended any show of the Beatles.


Collectors of memorabilia focused on the 3 Stooges and The Beatles have also weighed in on the debate. One collector believes that if they did meet, it would have been on June 21, 1964, when the Beatles played at the London Palladium. No Memorabilia exists of the two groups in the same place.

Potential Evidence of the Meeting

Some people suggest that there are potential signs that the two groups might have met. One is the fact that a version of ‘Help’ by the 3 Stooges exists. While it is very different from the actual recording of the Beatles, it was likely inspired by it. Some people also point out that the 3 Stooges’ version of ‘She Loves You’ also features McCartney’s signature bass riff.

Fan Fiction

Since it is highly unlikely that the two groups met in real life, many fans have taken it upon themselves to create fan fiction about the two groups meeting. These fanfictions often feature Mike, Larry, Moe, and Curly as themselves meeting The Beatles in a variety of settings. The fanfiction allows fans to imagine what it would have been like if the two groups had actually met.

Richard Lapoint

Richard P. Lapoint is a music journalist and author who has been writing about rock bands for over 25 years. He has interviewed many of the biggest names in the music industry and has produced content on some of the genre's most iconic groups. His mission is to ensure that the music and its legacy are remembered, celebrated, and respected.

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