Music: Pop Goes the Bible

J.B., a record-industry mogul: "You all know why we're here."

Staff: "Right, J.B."

"Religion is in, protest out. Right?"

"Right, J.B."

"We have to move fast. We can't do the seven last days of Christ, because those English kids beat us to it with J.C. Superstar. We can't do a Mass, because Lenny Bernstein's got that market cornered. But that's the kind of product I'm after. I want a heavenly voice, and I want message."

"Well, J.B., we have here a property called the Messiah. It's got everything going for it, starting with a steady, 230-year...

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