Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A List of "Is Paul Dead" Clues

In 1969 there was a rumour that Paul McCartney was dead. The story goes that he was killed on November 9, 1966 in a car crash, and that he was replaced by the winner of a look-alike contest, William "Billy Shears" Campbell. A day later the newspapers officially announced that the Beatles would not tour anymore.

When the rumour first started spreading, hundreds of clues were discovered on all albums since Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band up to Abbey Road.

Here for your amusement is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the clues. If you know of any others, please feel free to add them

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

- Look at the drum in the middle of the picture. It was allegedly designed by Joe Ephgrave (a mix of "Epitaph" and "Grave"? If you look at the drum in the mirror, it spells "I ONE IX HE DIE". This could mean 11 9 HE DIE (he died on 9 November).

- On the doll to the right of the picture can be seen a left-handed bloodstained glove. Paul McCartney is left-handed. There is also an Aston Martin, the car that was involved in the car crash.

- The Beatles are stonding in front of what looks like a grave. Next to them are the 4 wax Beatles statues from Madame Tussauds, and Ringo looks very sad with Paul consoling him.

- Paul McCartney is holding a black English horn, the only Beatle to wear something black. He is holding it with 3 fingers, representing the remaining 3 members of the band.

- The British actor and singer Issy Bonn holds his hand over Paul's head. This is a symbol of death in many Eastern religions.

- In the front is a flower arrangement with yellow hyacinths. It resembles a left-handed bass guitar with only three strings (the 3 remaining Beatles?) and if you look careful the flowers spell the name "Paul?"

- At the front there is a statue of the Hindu godess Kali, symbol of Death, rebirth and regeneration.

- The album is bright red...the colour of blood

- On all previous records they were "THE BEATLES" but now on the flower arrangement it just says "Beatles". Maybe they were no longer "THE" Beatles. The flower arrangement can also be read as "Be At Leso". Maybe "Leso" is the place where Paul was buried?

- On the back of the LP, George Harrison's thumb is pointing to the lyrics "Wednesday Morning at five o'clock as the day begins" -> this points to the date and hour of Paul's death-> the 9th of November was a Wednesday.

--- to be continued ---

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