Q673 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: Unidentified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One Tracs 60 wound around capstan/ “Garry Lambrev poetry 6/15/77” in envelope

Date cues on tape: Date consistent with content

People named:

Peoples Temple member
Garry Lambrev (speaks)Public figures/National and international names:
President Jimmy Carter
Cyrus Vance, U.S. Secretary of State


Anita Bryant
Bill Graham
Coleman Francis Carroll, Archbishop of Miami (by reference)Kim Chi-ha, South Korean poet
Park Chung-hee, South Korean President
Father Dan Berrigan, American Catholic activist
Jean-Paul Sartre, French author and activist
Simone de Beauvoir, French author and activist

Bob Marley and the Wailers

David Moe (phonetic), KPOO personality (speaks)
Mark Jackwa (phonetic), KPOO personality (speaks)
Chris, KPOO personality (speaks)


Bible verses cited: None


This tape consists of a radio broadcast on station KPOO in San Francisco, beginning with a reading by former Peoples Temple member Garry Lambrev of his poem lambasting anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.

The balance of the tape includes a commentary on South Korean poet Kim Chi-ha – it is not known whether the commentator is a member of the Temple or not –and music.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

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 March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #117. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of radio broadcasts bringing alternatives. It initially dealt with an individual trying to convince a 37- year old woman to admit her homosexuality. It further dealt with a radio broadcast telling its listeners to write President CARTER and CYRUS VANCE to urge them to pressure President PARK and the South Korean Government to free KIM CHEE HA, an individual who is in solitary confinement outside of Seoul, for writing certain articles. The last part of this side consisted of music.

Side B: Consisted of music.

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 “individual trying to convince a 37- year old woman to admit her homosexuality” is Garry Lambrev – a former member of Peoples Temple – reading a poem he wrote about Anita Bryant. Otherwise, the summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted January 2011