\ Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session in 1967. McCartney figured, "Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away."

Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session in 1967. McCartney figured, “Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away.”

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ at 50: When Jesus Dropped by During ‘Fixing a Hole’ Sessions

The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Rolling Stonenamed as the best album of all time, turns 50 on June 1st. In honor of the anniversary, and coinciding with a new deluxe reissue of Sgt. Pepper, we present a series of in-depth pieces – one for each of the album’s tracks, excluding the brief “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” reprise on Side Two – that explore the background of this revolutionary and beloved record. Today’s installment tells the story of the time a man claiming to be Jesus Christ visited the studio during the recording of “Fixing a Hole.”

In August 1966, John Lennon faced a media firestorm in the U.S. after he uttered his infamous quote claiming that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” S… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

11 thoughts on “Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session in 1967. McCartney figured, “Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away.””

  1. DaveVsHal

    I mean, if your band claims to be bigger than him, you can’t blame him for coming to see what the big deal is

  2. Serend1p1ty

    Someone’s read Pascal’s wager…

  3. OmegaPsiot

    Twist: It was just John.

  4. ladyofthelathe

    Be kind to strangers, for some have entertained angels unaware.

  5. howsyeraulwan

    Narrator: “He wasn’t.”

  6. ALinIndy

    Simple answer: Jesus was short, under 1.5 meters. So everyone in the band was literally bigger than Jesus.

  7. magqotbrain

    If Jesus had returned to Earth and begun a new ministry in 1967, going to meet The Beatles wouldn’t have been a bad place to start.

  8. Menoparte

    It was just the acid talking

  9. Bicurious_MILF

    Can’t argue with that logic.

  10. Cloaked42m

    This is the most reasonable thing I’ve ever read on this site.

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