Q164 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue           Music 

FBI preliminary tape identification note:  None

Date cues on tape:     Early October 1978 (Pope John Paul has recently died)

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:
Jimmy Carter, U.S. President
Walter Mondale, U.S. Vice President
Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations
Henry Kissinger, former National Security Adviser
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security advisor
Pope John Paul
Adolf Hitler, German Führer
Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwean Patriotic Front in Rhodesia
Joshua Nkomo, leader of Zimbabwean Patriotic Front in Rhodesia
Agostinho Neto, President of Angola
Salvador Allende, assassinated president of Chile
David Rockefeller, founder of Trilateral Commission


Jonestown residents, full name unknown:
Bob (several in Jonestown) (speaks)
Daren/Darren (likely either Janaro or Swinney) (speaks)
Marie (likely Exia Marie Duckett) (speaks)


Jonestown residents:
Christa Amos (speaks)
Shirley Baisy (sings)
Tchabaka [Shawn] Baker (speaks)
Celeste Davis (speaks)
Jann Gurvich (speaks)
Shirley Hicks (speaks)
Lee Ingram (speaks)
Don Jackson (speaks)
Shawntiki (Verna Lisa) Johnson (speaks)
Teresa King (speaks)
Alfreda March (speaks)
Edward Moore (sings)
Cardell Neal (speaks)
Karl Newell (speaks)
Luigi Lemoyne Newman (speaks)
Albert Touchette (speaks)
Greg Watkins (speaks)
Deanna Wilkinson (sings)
Joe Wilson


Bible verses cited:     None


(This tape was transcribed by Adrian Whicker. The editors gratefully acknowledge his invaluable assistance.)

The Jonestown community gathers for an evening of music and a short Q&A before the presentation of a movie.

There are three songs, followed by questions both from the news and on various political concepts read by Lee Ingram. The questions are admittedly easy, and several children participate in answering. As opposed to almost every tape in this collection, Jim Jones does not speak, nor is his name even mentioned.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

Contemporary music and a history lesson from an unknown male.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.     

Tape originally posted January 2022.