KLUE radio in Texas organises a public Beatles bonfire

The controversy over John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comments had been growing since late July. A public bonfire was on this day organised by the radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas.

We are inviting local teenagers to bring in their records and other symbols of the group’s popularity to be burned at a public bonfire on Friday night, August 13.
Station manager, KLUE

During the ritual, the Grand Dragon of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan burnt a Beatles record on a large wooden cross.

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