The Emergence of Jesus Rock: On Taming the "African Beat"

  title={The Emergence of Jesus Rock: On Taming the "African Beat"},
  author={John Dickinson Haines},
  journal={Black Music Research Journal},
  pages={229 - 260}
  • J. Haines
  • Published 22 September 2011
  • History
  • Black Music Research Journal
What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes --I John 1:1 On March 4, 1966, the London Evening Standard published John Lennon's now infamous words: "Christianity will go.... We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first--rock "n" roll or Christianity" (P. Norman 2003, 268). Some five months later, when the last part of this citation was printed on the cover of the popular American teen magazine Datebook capped off with an exclamation point--"one of the most… 

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