Daily Archives: August 5, 2016

Beatles manager Brian Epstein attempts to quell PR storm over ‘Jesus’ remark 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles, John Lennon and the More Popular Than Jesus Controversy (1966)' (Aug. 5, 1966 at 5:26)

(Friday, August 5, 1966, afternoon EDT) — Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, held a news conference this afternoon at the Americana Hotel in New York City, hoping to quell a public relations storm following a quote by John Lennon claiming the band was “more popular than Jesus” (click here and here to watch extended clips of Epstein’s news conference). Continue reading Beatles manager Brian Epstein attempts to quell PR storm over ‘Jesus’ remark 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1966)

‘Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby’ single by The Beatles released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles - Yellow Submarine (06, 1966, Stereo Remastered 2009)'

(Friday, August 5, 1966) — The double A-sided single “Yellow Submarine”/“Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles was released today in the UK (Aug. 8, 1966, in the U.S.) from the album Revolver, which was also released today. Continue reading ‘Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby’ single by The Beatles released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1966)