“……We’re more popular than Jesus now…….” It wasn’t the first and it wasn’t the last, but it was one of the most famous ‘shit storms’ ever to hit Rock and Roll. On July 29. 1966, the US teen magazine “Datebook” reprinted a John Lennon quote from an interview, conducted by Maureen Cleave, which had been […]

By the beginning of June in 1974, The Beach Boys were nowhere near as popular as they once had been. They had a new record label, but that hadn’t done much for them. On June 24 of 1974, their former label, Capitol Records decided to release another ‘greatest hits’ LP. But they did it a […]

4th March 1966, John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were […]

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