Beatles are bigger than Jesus

In a month where the Catholic church has hit the top of the agenda of many news sources, it’s nice to see a story about them in which they’ve actually come out as semi-decent. Back in 1966 (44 years ago) John Lennon did an interview with London newspaper The Evening Standard in which he made a playful comment about the Beatles being bigger than Jesus. At the time, this was technically true; The Beatles had taken over the world in the midst of 60s counter-culture.

Talking about their love for the greatest band of all time The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano said: ‘It's true, they took drugs; swept up by their success, they lived dissolute and uninhibited lives. They even said they were more famous than Jesus. But, listening to their songs, all of this seems distant and meaningless.’

And their drooling didn't stop there: ‘Their beautiful melodies, which changed forever pop music and still give us emotions, live on like precious jewels they are the longest-lasting, most consistent and representative phenomenon in the history of pop music’.

Oh well, better late than never.

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