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I Buried Paul On this day in 1969, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with 'Abbey Road'. The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps. ’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt). for those of you too young to remember,rumors of Paul McCartney's death began to circulate in 1969, a time when the strained relationships among the Beatles were becoming public knowledge. Written versions of this story first appeared in college newspapers in the fall of 1969, but the precise origin of the rumor is unknown. The story caught fire with the public when it was broadcast by a radio station in Detroit. Russell Gibb, a disc jockey for WKNR-FM, received a strange phone call from someone who identified himself only as Tom. The caller told Gibb that Paul McCartney had died in 1966 and was then replaced by a lookalike. The Beatles had subsequently left clues on their albums about this deception. . Other Beatles album covers also contained clues, the caller claimed, and a few Beatles songs contained clues about Paul's death—including some that could only be deciphered when the records were played backwards! Gibb related the rumor of Paul's death on the air, which brought a strong reaction from listeners and the story spread rapidly after that.
Tags: Beatles  Abbey  Road  Paul  McCartney  John  Lennon  Ringo  Starr  George  Harrison 
Added: 1st November 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2008-11-01 
This is a deep subject. I will look for my albums in the attic tomorrow. Didn't Paul wear an arm band in Sgt Peppers with the letters OPD (officially pronounced dead). And, off of Magical Mystery Tour from the song I am the Walrus - the walrus died. And then, from the White album in the lyrics of one of the songs - 'here is another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul?' I have all of these albums but no turntable. And, my brother divided up the records. Will see what I have. Great!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-01 
Several months ago I posted the cover of a special magazine that dealt with the whole 'Paul is dead' rumor. All I have to say is if Paul McCartney really died in 1966, this is the greatest cover-up in history.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-11-02 
Another rumor was that there was a Life magazine cover that had Paul on the cover and that if you held the cover to a light, Paul's head isn't there.
Posted by: MeanJohnDean on 2008-11-07 
You failed to mention the car is a Volkswagen Beetle and that Paul is out of step with the others in the group.
Mean John Dean
Posted by: Sprucemoose on 2008-11-07 
The Magical Mystery Tour album cover, when held up to a mirror - and a great imagination - revealed a phone number where supposedly you could get all the answers. Unfortunately, it was some poor staff writer for the Manchester Guardian, who had to take his phone off the hook til a new number could be assigned.
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