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John Lennon and Jesus
23 March 2012
11.48pm
rcurrey
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In 1966, John said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. This was taken out of context. It was my cousin, Tommy Charles, a DJ in Birmingham, that read the quote in a magazine and started the country in a frenzy to burn Beatle albums in bon fires all over the country. I was only 16 at the time, a Beatle fan (and still am), and met with him in Chattanooga when he drove up to visit family after John had apologized to him. He told me it was a publicity stunt. I was pretty upset, as this caused much turmoil. John later said in an interview that he also thought it was a publicity stunt. Good for John! Good for the Beatles! Catch the interviews on You tube.a-hard-days-night-john-2a-hard-days-night-john-2

24 March 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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I have the copy of Datebook, the teen magazine you're referring to in which the article appeared. It's signed by Lennon, and he signed it John C Lennon, C not being his middle initial.

When I have a moment, I'll post it.

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27 March 2012
1.36pm
seaglass eyes sunny smile
The Kingdom of Marigold
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Holy moly, rcurrey, I was just reading about your cousin.a-hard-days-night-paul-2

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
29 March 2012
4.02am
unknown
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Well lets just be glad that notging bad happened to those craven peoples, because had they done not that it could have been bad maybe.

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3 April 2012
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minime
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Wow, a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 so your cousin was partly at fault there, rcurrey? Don't know what to think about that… The whole "Jesus" thing just makes me incredibly annoyed, it's obvious John was right about what he said, obvious the thing was taken out of its context, obvious that John's religiousness or lack of it wouldn't be any teenager's "downfall" because they didn't even know about his so-called paganism. Just makes me realize how easily people are lead by others 

3 April 2012
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Still makes me laugh that many of the folks who burnt their lps would go out after and buy them again. Wouldnt surprise me if people bought them to burn. 

People do strange things.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
4 April 2012
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Ben Ramon
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meanmistermustard said
Still makes me laugh that many of the folks who burnt their lps would go out after and buy them again. Wouldnt surprise me if people bought them to burn. 

People do strange things.

Well, I believe it was George who said "they have to buy them to burn them."

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5 April 2012
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vonbontee
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With Yesterday & Today having been released just weeks earlier, you have to wonder if any newly-purchased butcher sleeves or pasteovers got consumed by those bonfires.

LOL at those fools burning up record sleeves that would otherwise have been worth thousands of dollars today!

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5 April 2012
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mithveaen
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Well I have been talking a lot about this with some friends thanks to some douchebags named Vazquez Sounds.

 

A little history: There's a band formed by 3 siblings, The Vazquez Sounds. They're just kids, and they did a cover of Rolling in the Deep that became more famous than Adele because I live in a country where people listen to crap like regeton or tribal. So the kids became a national sensation.

 

Well, Yoko Ono invited with a personal letter to the Vazquez Sounds to record Imagine to promote the non violence organizartion.. and it seems the kids said no because of the line "no religion" and they're deeply Catholic. Somebody must have told them it was not wise to refuse such invitation so now they say they're "honored" to be part of the project.

 

What a bunch of douchebags. And not because refusing to sing the song, but for the reason. Last year a local band played My Sweet Lord in a local Catholic school, and the nuns didn't chant "The power of Jesus compels you" and threw them water when they sang the Hare Krishna line. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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9 May 2012
9.13pm
everfine
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Call me crazy but my brother and I have a running wink that John IS the 2nd coming of Christ and he gave us clues all along but we were at church and synagogue and mosque and missed it. At the very least the similarities are astounding.  J.L. died at age 40, about the same as J.C. He said  "The way things are going they're going to…"  and in Come Together  he repeatedly says "shoot me" Like Jesus predicting his pending death at the last supper.  Jesus was betrayed with a kiss by his disciple Judas. John by his disciple MDC with an autograph. James Taylor seems to agree when He sings "With a HOLY HOST of others standing 'round me" in Carolina In My Mind  he is referring to the Beatles.  (See Wikipedia for J.T.).  What is the difference between "Come Together…Over ME", "Imagine All the People…", "All You Need Is Love…", etc and most of what Jesus was saying in his day?   He even looks like the popular images of Jesus, but we were busy making other plans.  Over the years I have seen many statements like "John is like a God to me" Even the opposition he got such as from the Jesus comment that started this thread is analogous to J.C.'s detractors like Pontious Pilot, etc.  If you have ever seen the movie John Lennon Imagine – He lets a beggar in to his home (Tittenhurst) and instead of calling the Bobbies, John offers to feed him.  In The Word He sings "I'm here to show everbody the light"

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9 May 2012
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You can read anything into anything if you look hard enough. Im sure you could get pink elephants are the greatest of all animals from I Saw Her Standing There if you wanted.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
11 May 2012
7.23pm
The Walrus
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everfine said

Call me crazy but my brother and I have a running wink that John IS the 2nd coming of Christ and he gave us clues all along but we were at church and synagogue and mosque and missed it.

Firstly, your writing style is cannily similar to John's.

Secondly, have you ever heard the song "The Fallen" by Franz Ferdinand?

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