By Aug. of 1966, the backlash against The Beatles, because of John’s “Jesus” com…

Posted from the web by on August 13, 2018


By Aug. of 1966, the backlash against The Beatles, because of John’s “Jesus” comments had grown. On Aug. 13, a radio station in Longview, TX, KLUE-AM held the first of the “Beatles bonfires,” where ex-Beatle fans came to burn the groups’ records in protest.

While in Cleveland, the Reverend Thurman H. Babbs, of the New Haven Baptist Church, called for the excommunication of all Beatles fans.

In an interesting twist, the morning after KLUE’s bonfire, the stations’s radio tower was struck by lightning, throwing the station off the air.

The picture below was taken at KLUE’s ‘record roast’. You know we are going to ask, were any of you there 52 years ago today? And did any of you go to a different bonfire?




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