Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1966 Beatles interview found

"Beatles interview tape takes long and winding road to auction"

The 14-minute recording, described by Bonham's auction house as "the only audio known to survive" from the Q-and-A session held at Toronto's King Edward Hotel, features the bandmates defending American draft-dodgers in Canada, John Lennon addressing his incendiary more-popular-than-Jesus claim and both Lennon and Paul McCartney joking about the band's possible breakup — which happens four years later.

The 43-year-old recording was made by Canadian freelance photojournalist Paul Hourigan, who went on to a lengthy career as a staff photographer with the Hamilton Spectator.

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