Burning the Beatles
A radio station in Texas called KLUE organised a public burning of Beatles' records on August 13th 1966. This followed a John Lennon interview in which he stated that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.
"We are inviting local teenagers to bring in their records and other symbols of the group's popularity to be burned at a public bonfire on Friday night, August 13."
Station manager, KLUE
On August 14th, just one day after the public bonfire, KLUE radio station was struck by lightening. The lightening bolt hit the radio station's broadcast tower, damaging equipment and hospitalising their news director.