Q847 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. The quality of the recording is poor, and the sound is muffled throughout.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-38. This tape was found to contain the following:

Comedy monologue by unidentified male individual.

Differences with FBI Summary:

None, other than the fact that Richard Pryor – a well-known black comedian from the 1970s  – is introduced by name at the beginning of the concert album.

Tape originally posted May 2006