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Old December 19th, 2017, 11:41 AM   #1

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Paul [McCartney] is dead, 1960's?


With the 1969 release of the Beatles' penultimate album, Abbey Road, with it's iconic sleeve cover of the fabs crossing the titular road outside their studio, came some odd and intriguing fan theories which rapidly gained notoriety- Paul McCartney was dead, only to have been secretly replaced by the band with a double.

The first theories started in the US in 1965 by a bunch of College students. Supposedly Beatles' lyrics and photos teased clues to fans.

Walking in line from left to right across the now-famous Abbey Rd zebra crossing, Paul is the only member of the band to be seen barefoot- an old sign of death, fans said. He is the only one smoking in the picture and his blue suit representative of a corpse (the others being George- Gravedigger, John - Minister and Ringo- Undertaker)

Also, keen-eyed fans noted that the VW Beetle in the left background has the reg plate ''28 IF'' - supposedly that Paul would have been 28 on 18th June 1970 had he 'lived'.

Other 'signs' were stated by fans to be hidden in various songs and even being played backwards- as in the end of the Strawberry Fields Forever in Feb 1967 (John actually says 'Cranberry Sauce' not 'I buried Paul') and many clues on the Sgt.Pepper album sleeve.

At the time, Paul and the band rebuffed the theories as 'a load of rubbish'.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #2

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Everyone was smoking way too much loco weed back in those days.

At least this was a harmless theory, as opposed to Manson's about the White Album.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #3

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Get hold of a copy of the Sergeant Pepper album and a flat-edged mirror. Position the mirror horizontally across the words "Lonely Hearts", printed on the drum skin. A hidden message should be revealed. "HE DIE", with an arrow pointing up at Sir Paul McCartney and down at a grave.

If you listen to the track, "When I'm Sixty-Four", you may ask yourself why a Liverpudlian like McCartney slips into a Scots accent, singing the words" Grandchildren on your knee?"
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:49 PM   #4

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At the time, Paul and the band rebuffed the theories as 'a load of rubbish'.
They were being polite.
But lets pretend this nonsense was true, why would his family go along with it ?????
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Get hold of a copy of the Sergeant Pepper album and a flat-edged mirror. Position the mirror horizontally across the words "Lonely Hearts", printed on the drum skin. A hidden message should be revealed. "HE DIE", with an arrow pointing up at Sir Paul McCartney and down at a grave.

If you listen to the track, "When I'm Sixty-Four", you may ask yourself why a Liverpudlian like McCartney slips into a Scots accent, singing the words" Grandchildren on your knee?"
Wow! Then who has been touring and performing around the world for the last forty years or so, selling millions of albums, winning knighthoods, etc.? You may have uncovered the biggest imposture of all time! Maybe it's John! That's it--John took Paul's place but had to disappear, so- - -

Although I take it your comment, as mine, is tongue in cheek.
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Wow! Then who has been touring and performing around the world for the last forty years or so, selling millions of albums, winning knighthoods, etc.? You may have uncovered the biggest imposture of all time! Maybe it's John! That's it--John took Paul's place but had to disappear, so- - -

Although I take it your comment, as mine, is tongue in cheek.
"...And here's another clue for you all.........The Walrus was Paul..."
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They were being polite.
But lets pretend this nonsense was true, why would his family go along with it ?????

$$$$$

Edit - sorry I meant.

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$$$$$

Edit - sorry I meant.
Wouldn't the fact he died actually make them more wealthy as his estate would pass to them.
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Wouldn't the fact he died actually make them more wealthy as his estate would pass to them.
Wouldnt it go to Linda
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On the other hand, did 'The Beatles' ever actually exist? The Beatles "as they were presented to us" Never Existed
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