>>Just wondering- did the English press demand citizenship withdrawal when Salman Rushdie made this comment about the Beatles in the novel, "The Ground Beneath Her Feet"?
".... but the beatles, for goodness' sake, the beatles are white English trash trying to sing like American girls. Crystals Ronettes Shirelles Chantels Chiffons, Vandellas Marvelettes, why not wear some spangly dresses, boys, why not get some beehive hairdos instead of those lovable moptops, and have the sex change operations too, go the whole way, do it right."
Spoken like a true Cambridge graduate, but also echoing what some others of us thought. The Beatles, or at least one of them, went the knighthood route too.<<
Alright. Insulting Islam and questioning its practices is one thing but insulting the Beatles???????????
I hereby order Salman Rushdie's death by any true lover of rock/pop music. We cannot allow for this blasphemous behavior. It must not go unpunished. The one who does the killing gets a free set of CDs of every single Beatles' release including early recordings with Pete Best and Tony Sheridan, alternate releases, and never-before-heard discarded studio takes. Includes a 10-page booklet outlining the career of the Fab 4 from the holy city of Liverpool. Put out by joint effort of Apple Enterprises and Parlophone Records and including an in-depth interview with George Martin. Don't be the last on your block to own this wonderful collection!
Be the first to kill blasphemous scum-sucking infidel Salman Rushdie who has dared not to like the greatest pop group of all time and this amzing CD collection is yours! You don't need love--all you need is a warm gun and the infidel's head on a spit. Death to Salman Rushdie and all such Beatle-blasphemers! This fatass shall never be lifted until the deed is done. I have spoken.
282RA, Holy Imam of 60s pop/gum.