Q467 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:  Miscellaneous

FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “Richard Pryor”

Date cues on tape: None

People named: None related to Peoples Temple

Bible verses cited: None


This is a concert album of a Richard Pryor comedy performance.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-70. This tape was found to contain the following: comedy by unidentified male individual.

Differences with FBI Summary:

None, other than the fact that the FBI agent summarized a recording of a concert album by a well-known black comedian from the 1970s.

Tape originally posted May 2006