Librarians in Texas were stunned when they received a Beatles interview cassette that had been checked out an astonishing 44 years ago.
The cassette – a recording of an interview with Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney – was dropped off anonymously in a book return box at San Antonio library.
The cover reads: “Music in the making. The Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney describe the ‘magic’ of the Beatles.”
On the cover, it continues: “John Lennon Paul McCartney talk of the 1950s and the beginning the phenomenal musical group that changed popular music, the life style of the young and the spirit of the psychedelic sixties.
“The two young men who do the major composing and lyrics for the group speak strongly, humorously and frequently at the same time.”
Another topic said to have been covered in the interview includes the band’s use of drugs.
The cover says: “When did they stop using hard drugs? What are their plans for future use?”
Library records show that the cassette had been checked out from the Westfall Branch Library more than four decades earlier.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the San Antonio Public Library dated 20th November saying: “Have you ever checked out an item from SAPL [San Antonio Public Library] and never had a chance to return it?
“Can you believe this recording of The Beatles was checked out from Westfall Branch Library 44 years ago and returned to us recently?
“Imagine all the potential fines there could have been!
“Luckily, we have been fine-free since October 2021, so even if you have an item to return that’s a year late, a decade late, and even four decades late, we will still accept it at NO charge!”