"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated... however, if I was dead, I’m sure I’d be the last to know..."
HOW IT ALL STARTED
It's difficult to pinpoint the origin of the hoax, but here's the one that is most often given: In 1969 Russell Gibb, a Detroit radio DJ, announced that Paul McCartney had died and that there was *evidence* throughout the songs and artwork of Beatles albums. Newspapers and TV reporters picked up on this and the news spread like wildfire across America.
THE STORY OF PAUL'S DEATH
The story says that Paul McCartney was involved in a car accident, apparently 'He hadn't noticed that the lights had changed,' around 5 am on a Wednesday morning. He died form head wounds so severe that his teeth were knocked out, rendering dental records to identify the body useless. (This is to explain why it is that the public didn't know that Paul had died for some three years and The Beatles were able to hide his death.) A Paul McCartney look alike contest was held, but the winner was never announced. The winner was a man by the name of William Campbell. He was given plastic surgery to complete the replication of Paul. (Except they failed to fix a scar on his upper lip.) William was the stand-in for Paul McCartney in all photos there after.
HERE ARE SOME AUDIO SAMPLES PLAYED BACKWARDS
STRAWBERY FIELDS FOREVERIs John saying, "I buried Paul," "Cranberry Sauce" (as he "officially"claims), or "I'm very bored"?
I AM SO TIREDmumblings played backwards. Is that John saying, "Paul is dead, man. Miss him, miss him, miss HIM!"?
REVOLUTION 9 PLAYED FOWARD
REVOLUTION 9 PLAYED BACWARDS"Turn me on dead man. Turn me on dead man."
HERE ARE THE CLUES
SGT.PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
THE WHITE ALBUM
MORE PAULS DEAD SITES