In this panel, Mormons who have written about the Beatles will discuss their “Mormon” experience with the band. For Compton, Paul McCartney’s emphasis on love, family, and home after the Beatle breakup led him to see Mormonism a little more sympathetically. More broadly, he sees great art, music, and literature as part of the gospel, so the Beatle albums are part of his canon of holy writ. Clair will explore how Beatles backwards masking in the 60s influenced CES curricula in the 80s, which influenced Clair’s views of rock music and spirituality.
Todd Compton, Clair Von Barrus, Harold Peterson, Jane Griffith