Last night I saw a thing on TV about the Masked Marauders, a band I'd forgotten all about. They were a fake band that appeared in a fake record review of a yet to be released album, in Rolling Stone in 1969. The Masked Marauders was supposedly a one-off project, featuring Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. After the fake review received a huge amount of attention from wishful gullible heads, fake recordings were made to try to take the flimflam one step further. You have to remember, there was no internet, so fact checking wasn't really an option. Rock fans were stoned out of their gourds so you could have laid out practically anything and they'd believe it. Take a look at the video linked below for the story that aired. It's pretty funny that people fell for it, and even funnier when Brian Williams refers to himself as a "victim". Oh brother, everybody's a victim these days.
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The Masked Marauders - I Can't Get No Nookie mp3 at Mr. D''s
The Masked Marauders - More or Less Hudson's Bay Again (streaming) at YouTube
Were You A Believer in the Masked Marauders? - Rock Center, 4/5/2013
Masked Marauders - Review from Rolling Stone, October 18, 1969
Masked Marauders at Wikipedia