Big name British publication The Mirror have up a new article on the longtime conspiracy theory that The Beatles legend Paul McCartney died in the 60’s.
I’m So Tired in reverse apparently said, “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him,” and a slowed-down Strawberry Fields Forever supposedly had John saying, “I buried Paul”, although he later clarified that he was saying “cranberry sauce.”
Conspiracists saw yet more evidence on the cover of their 1969 album, Abbey Road. John’s white outfit was interpreted to be that of a priest, Ringo’s black attire that of a pallbearer and George’s denim representative of a gravedigger, while Paul’s bare feet apparently suggested he was dead.
The cover of their 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour also held ‘clues’, with the black walrus said to symbolize death in some Scandinavian cultures.
Then on the subsequent White Album track, Glass Onion, John sang, “Well here’s another clue for you all – the walrus was Paul!”
For Paul’s part, he’s happy to keep people guessing.
“To the people’s minds who prefer to think of them as rumors, then I’m not going to interfere,” he told Life magazine in 1969. “I’m not going to spoil their fantasy.”
Paul McCartney Freshen Up U.S. tour:
May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 8 – Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
June 22 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium