Journalist Maureen Cleve dies – Beatles interviewed

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The British journalist Morin Clive (Maureen Cleave), who became widely known through her writings about them Beatles died at the age of 87.

She was one of the few young journalists to write about the pop explosion of the 1960s and – with her research style – helped start British music journalism which then flourished significantly.

It was March 4, 1966, when John Lennon made one of his most famous statements to Maureen Cleve for the Evening Standard: “Christianity will go away. It will disappear, it will shrink. I do not need to argue any further on this. I’m right and it will be proven. We are more popular than Jesus now. I do not know which will go first, Christianity or rock ‘n’ roll. Christ was okay but his followers were narrow-minded and commonplace. To me, they distorted everything and destroyed the meaning of Christianity».

These statements angered God-fearing Americans and damaged the band’s popularity. It was their last tour in the USA that year, broadcasts APE BPE.

On August 11, in Chicago, John Lennon gave an explanation saying: “I’m sorry I said it honestly…. I’m sorry if that pleases you». A year later he added: “I always remember thanking Jesus for ending those tours. If I had not said what I said, I would still be touring. God bless America. Thank you, Christ».

Born in India in 1934, she grew up in her motherland, Ireland. She studied in Oxford and after graduation she was hired as a secretary at the newspaper “Evening Standard” of London. She persuaded the newspaper’s publisher to give her a column on pop music, entitled “Disc Date».

In 1963 she visited Liverpool and recorded her frenzy “Beatlemania».

The Beatles were “the most fun” but also “twitter”

As he continued to write for the band in the following years, he did friend their.

He described them as “the most fun of all“But” and terribly twitter. They may have put your coat in the trash, suggested that they marry you, snatch your notebook and pencil, pick you up and put you somewhere else, demand that you cut their hair… On the other hand but several times they were polite. “

In September 1966 she married her husband Francis Nichols, and for a time in the late 1960s moved to Peru.

After returning to the United Kingdom, Maureen Cleve continued her journalistic career, writing among other things about Daily Telegraph, and the Observer according to the Guardian.

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