Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sir Paul McCartney "Not Dead"

Word spread nearly 40 years ago that the musician had died in an accident in 1966 and a series of clues on the cover of The Beatles' last recorded album Abbey Road proved it.

''I think the worst thing that happened was that I could see people sort of looking at me more closely - 'were his ears always like that? said Sir Paul.

The story - which is still one of the most popular searches about Sir Paul on Google - circulated in October 1969 after a Detroit DJ made the claim that the band had recruited a replacement, William Campbell, following Sir Paul's death.

His lack of shoes as he crossed the zebra crossing on the album sleeve was used as a pointer to the fact the real bass player was no longer alive. The pose was said to represent a funeral procession and a car number plate containing '28IF' was said to refer to the fact Sir Paul would have been 28 when the album came out - if he had lived.

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michael greenwell said...

"The Beatles are dying in the reverse order to what they should have done" - Mark Steel

bigrab said...

Aye I did a piece on this recently. The conspiracy is so bizarre that the doppleganger also was supposed to have stood in for Viv Stanshall for years too.

If its true then Philip Ackrill (for it was he) is a talented not to mention busy, man.

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