Tape of John Lennon's Jesus comments to be auctioned next month

On auction next month: a circa 1966 tape of a Beatles press conference in which John Lennon defends his controversial comments about Jesus. This is what he said:

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.

The recording is expected to sell for about $25K.


Beatles press conference tapes auctioned [BBC]