Bigger Than Jesus [6 Music]

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A look back on John Lennon's statement that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity.

To complement Radio 2's celebration of 25 years of Brian Matthew's Sounds of the Sixties, 6 Music presents a season of documentaries about Brian's friends the Beatles.

This programme was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2005, and looks back at a critical moment in the history of popular culture, when, on 4 March 1966, London's Evening Standard published an interview in which John Lennon stated that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity. Britain barely batted an eyelid, while the Vatican and the American Deep South responded with rage.

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A look back on John Lennon's statement that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity.

To complement Radio 2's celebration of 25 years of Brian Matthew's Sounds of the Sixties, 6 Music presents a season of documentaries about Brian's friends the Beatles.

This programme was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2005, and looks back at a critical moment in the history of popular culture, when, on 4 March 1966, London's Evening Standard published an interview in which John Lennon stated that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity. Britain barely batted an eyelid, while the Vatican and the American Deep South responded with rage.

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A look back on John Lennon's statement that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity.

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To complement Radio 2's programmes celebrating what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005, which looks back at a critical moment in the history of popular culture, when, on 4 March 1966, London's Evening Standard published an interview in which John Lennon stated that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity. Britain barely batted an eyelid, while the Vatican and the American Deep South responded with rage.

6M2015040820150929 (6M)

To complement Radio 2's programmes celebrating what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005, which looks back at a critical moment in the history of popular culture, when, on 4 March 1966, London's Evening Standard published an interview in which John Lennon stated that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity. Britain barely batted an eyelid, while the Vatican and the American Deep South responded with rage.

6M2015040820160731 (6M)

To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005, which looks back at a critical moment in the history of popular culture, when, on 4 March 1966, London's Evening Standard published an interview in which John Lennon stated that the Beatles had overtaken Jesus in popularity. Britain barely batted an eyelid, while the Vatican and the American Deep South responded with rage.