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.


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