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The Beatles and Other Music Artists Being Considered for British Currency

December 23, 2012 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

The Mirror reports that the Bank of England has released a list of 150 great Britons who have been suggested by members of the public to be the face on one side of the new £10 banknote. Candidates include such musical artists and acts as The Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Robbie Williams.

They join a list that also includes football star David Beckham, Princess Diana, literacy great William Shakespeare and wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who could feature on the new series F notes.

Other suggestions that have been included are suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, TV stars John Cleese, Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan; scientists Stephen Hawking, Sir Alexander Fleming and current favorite WW2 code breaker Alan Turing, who died at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was prosecuted for being gay.

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