The only Beatles-related activity today was a mixing session for “Your Mother Should Know.” That hardly seemed worth writing about, but then I also found this item in “Today in Beatles History”:

Frank Zappa, in an interview for the magazine “Disc And Music Echo,” affirms that John was right when he said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

And that provides me a wedge to get into the whole topic of Zappa, though I’m not sure I want to take it. I have mixed feelings about Zappa, to say the least. You have to respect his talent and his stands on censorship and such, but he was also prickly, overbearing, and smarter-than-thou. Here’s an excerpt from another interview I found:

“Everybody else thought they were God!” Zappa said of The Beatles. “I think that was not correct. They were just a good commercial group.” Perverse to the last, he let it be known he preferred The Monkees.

Which is just Zappa all over. To paraphrase The Dude, you’re not wrong, Frank, you’re just an asshole.

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