On This Day – 4 March
Posted on: Wed 4 Mar 2020
In 1966, John Lennon sparked the “Bigger than Jesus” scandal that brought a semi-official end to the giddy phenomenon known as Beatlemania.
In their original context, Lennon’s remarks were clearly meant not as a boast, but as a sardonic commentary on the waning importance of religion. “Christianity will go… It will vanish and shrink… We’re more popular than Jesus now.”
Breakfast producer Zak Stuart joins Tom Mann to elaborate on this event in history.
Produced by Zak Stuart
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