Q391 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: Labeled in part "Go Cares"

Date cues on tape: None

People named: None

Bible verses cited: None


A group of Peoples Temple singers, led by a woman soloist, performs two songs, "He cares," and "Something’s got a hold on me."

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

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 June 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Revival and song-fest type celebration for and by the people of Jonestown for the first 3:30 minutes. The rest of this tape was blank.

Differences with FBI Summary:
The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted June 2005

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