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Fri Aug 12, 2022, 11:25 AM Aug 2022

This date in Rock and Roll history.

1966. At a Beatles press conference in Chicago to promote their American tour, the big topic is John Lennon's quote, "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity." Lennon, clearly shaken by the controversy, explains: "I was pointing out that fact in reference to England - that we meant more to kids than Jesus did, or religion, at that time. I wasn't knocking it or putting it down, I was just saying it as a fact."

1966. The Beatles begin the US leg of their last tour, playing a date at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois.

What a kerfuffle that was! There was much debate around the water pipe that evening.

This date in Rock and Roll history. (Original Post) SergeStorms Aug 2022 OP
thos album burners went out and bought new copies within a few yrs lol nt msongs Aug 2022 #1
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