After being confronted by former members of the Cave Dwellers last week, frontman Gary Goldberg admitted to a well-cultivated lie.
Namely: That he and his band opened for The Beatles when they played Comiskey Park in 1965.
"We really didn't play (with The Beatles) at all," Goldberg, 68, confessed to the Daily Herald, which broke the story. "It (the story) just got carried away, and I couldn't stop it."
Goldberg told his story to multiple media outlets, including The Doings, which published the falsehood.
He told The Doings about meeting The Beatles at a private signing the night before the Comiskey concert, describing George Harrison as “a really nice guy” and John Lennon as “somewhat arrogant.” Goldberg embellished his lie with the tale of Harrison borrowing his guitar, then giving him a guitar strap in gratitude.
He produced a display case with Harrison’s name on it which held a VOX brand guitar strap—also fabricated.
"It just gets in your head and you don't think rationally," Goldberg told the Herald. "You're excited … but in reality it's not quite the real story."
The Doings regrets publishing the false story.