Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beatles Bible Lessons



From July 22nd through 27th, 1963, The Beatles shared the bill with Gerry and the Pacemakers at the Odeon in Weston-Super-Mare. When not performing or soaking up the sunshine, the boys passed the time playing with a portable tape recorder.

John, George, and Gerry Marsden spent one afternoon in a room at the Royal Pier Hotel with a Holy Bible, passing the mic around to read the following passages in increasingly nonsensical and garbled fashion:


The trio (and Ringo) also indulged in a bit of "Candid Microphone" foolishness, asking passersby for directions to a local golf course and recording their bewildered reactions to Gerry's clueless attempts to follow along.

3 comments:

  1. The link to Psalm 23 seems to have expired, although the other three are still working :)

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  2. OK, the link should be fixed now.

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