Why did people say that paul mccartney died?

Why did people say that paul mccartney died? Someone mentioned this today at work and when I questioned it they all laughed and said I was young.

Answer #1

Historical Beatles news (11/09/06):

Today also marks the 40th anniversary of what was rumored to be the day Paul McCartney died. The legendary conspiracy theory that Macca died in a horrific car accident was first brought to the public’s attention nearly two years later, shortly after the release of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album.

According to legend, an angry McCartney stormed out of a Beatles recording session in the early hours of November 9th, 1966, which was supposedly referenced by the band as “Stupid bloody Tuesday” in 1967’s “I Am The Walrus.” He then supposedly died in a car crash. And because the Beatles feared that their fans would never accept his death, they supposedly hired an unnamed winner of a British McCartney look-alike contest, named William Campbell, to replace Macca.

The band was said to have included various death clues in their songs and album covers to slowly break the news of McCartney’s demise to fans.

The first hole in the theory, which many “Paul Is Dead” conspiracists seem to overlook, is that the Beatles didn’t hold a recording session on that day – their first session that autumn was on November 24th. A second obvious hole is that November 9th, 1966 actually fell on a Wednesday.

Among the many “Paul Is Dead” clues found on the Beatles’ albums and singles were:

On the fade of “Strawberry Fields Forever,” John Lennon is presumed to twice mutter the phrase “I buried Paul.” Lennon later went on record explaining that he was saying “cranberry sauce.”

On the cover of 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band album, Macca is wearing a patch on his uniform stating “O.P.D.” Many assumed that this meant “Officially Pronounced Dead.” The truth was later explained that it was one of the many police badges and patches given to the group during their American tours, with O.P.D. standing for Ottawa Police Department.

On the front cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, McCartney is shown holding an oboe, the only instrument held by a group member not featured in a marching band.

The flowers in the foreground of the Pepper sleeve are designed to look like a bass guitar, albeit one with only three strings, symbolizing three Beatles. That, along McCartney posing with his back to the camera on the back cover, were also considered “death clues.”

The announcement of “Billy Shears” during the introduction to “With A Little Help From My Friends” was thought to be an subtle band introduction to McCartney’s supposed replacement, William Campbell.

On the poster included with the group’s 1968 The Beatles album, commonly referred to as The White Album, a photo featuring skeleton hands appears to be reaching out for McCartney.

On the album’s penultimate song “Revolution #9,” the repeated phrase “Number nine” when played backwards sounds alarmingly like a voice saying, “Turn me on dead man.”

The cover to 1969’s Abbey Road album cover was “decoded” as perhaps the ultimate death clue, with each Beatle portraying a character at a funeral; Lennon as an angel; Ringo Starr as a priest; the barefoot McCartney – who is walking out of step with the others, and as a lefty, strangely smoking a cigarette in his right hand – as the corpse; and George Harrison dressed as a grave digger. The white Volkswagen in the left corner bears the license plate “28 IF,” which was thought to mean, “28 years old, if he had lived.” (At the time of the album’s cover shoot on August 8th, 1969, McCartney would have actually only been 27.)

The back cover, which featured a cropped photo of a woman walking near the Abbey Road street sign in St. Johns Wood in London, has been perceived as being an abstract image symbolizing McCartney’s face crashing through his car windshield.

Lenon’s “Come Together” lyric of “One and one and one is three” is supposedly the surviving Beatles’ declaration that McCartney is indeed dead.

Although the Beatles issued no comment on Macca’s supposed death, due to album sales being at an all-time peak with fans searching for “death clues,” McCartney eventually addressed the issue after being tracked down on his Scottish farm. On November 7th, 1969 Life magazine featured a cover of McCartney, wife Linda, and daughters Heather and Mary, with the title Paul Is Still With Us.

Answer #2


Paul McCartney, Rock Musician / Songwriter

Dear materialguy,

Born: 18 June 1942 Birthplace: Liverpool, England Best Known As: Singer and composer for The Beatles Paul McCartney was a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s. In 1957 Paul McCartney was invited to join John Lennon’s band The Quarrymen. Eventually George Harrison and Ringo Starr joined and the new band became The Beatles.

Why your co-workers are saying he is dead is only a question they can answer. They may be referring to his music since he hasn’t done a whole lot lately in that area. He is currently going through a messy divorce and they could be reffering to this as well. Sue

Answer #3

This is a conspiracy theory that first started in 1969. Many people beleive that Paul McCartney died in a car crash on Wednesday 11th November 1966 at 5:00 in the morning. The Beatles supposedly covered this up by replacing paul witha look a like/sound a like, called William Campbell, when he won a Paul look a like contest. People beleive that the other Beatles have hidden subtle clue in their music (especially when played backwards) and on their album covers. I personally believe this, even though my friends dont. I hope this helps.

Answer #4

Well, after the extensive answer given by ambleseed I can only open and close my mouth repeatedly ( eventualy resembling a goldfish ) in an unsuccessfull attempt to not repeat what has already been said and feel dissapointed at myself that I didn’t already know half of it.

Answer #5

This is a conspiracy theory that many people beleive. people think that he died on 9th november 1966 at 5:00 in the morning, and that there are many clues hidden in the beatles’ music and album covers. I personally believe this, but lots of people I know dont. if you want to find out more, then you could tryserching it on google. wikipedia is always a good place to start. I hope this helps.

Answer #6

You guys are fuckin’ retards…I’m talking about the fools who think he’s dead… yeah cause his family and friends are gunna cover for him. it’s amazing how he looks and sounds just like him too. OH let me guess the government is behind all this as well. Grow the fuck up people.

Answer #7

another clue that people said that paul was dead was when you hear the I am the walrus song towards the end in the fade there is a voice that said bury me signifying that those were the last words he said before he died

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