Not saying for one moment I believe Paul McCartney died in 1966, there are some answers however to if it did happen why it was done.
Hypothetically, say Paul did die in November 1966, his unpublished work was said be incredible and priceless, you have to remember the Beatles where
humongous all over the Planet and one of the biggest commodities in Musical History, like them or not the facts are the facts, also the thought was
there that a lot of his fans, who where fanatics at the time, could have hurt themselves to the point John Lennon feared a lot of suicides or
attempted suicides, he also believed that the work which was unpublished needed to be completed before the Beatles mission as he called it was
From local rumours I have heard over the years, three people knew about the crash, John Lennon, Brian Epstein, and Neil Aspinall, all three now dead,
a lot of people where very upset that Aspinall died without writing his memoirs, after all if anyone knew of the secrets of the Beatles it was him, Mr
fix it I think they called him, he covered up all the shall we say delinquent stuff that most rock stars seem to have hidden away.
Of course other people where supposed to have known later, and went along with the cover up, coincidences are they never performed in concert after
1966, the last time was the October before the supposed accident, all live performances where out of reach of fans like the Abbey Road roof top gig
(Wings was a different matter don't know too much, but maybe enough changes had been made and with ageing not to many would have questioned it)
almost all Photographs taken for promotional material after 1966, always seemed to have Paul acting different from the rest of the band, examples his
back turned towards the camera on the reverse of the SGT pepper album, the doll on the front with the car on its leg, and the old lady holding the
doll having a blood stained driving glove on her left hand, the yellow flowers being in the shape of a left handed bass but with only three strings,
and a sixth finger on the reverse of George Harrison pointing to some words, that last one was explained that the band members where spelling out Love
with their fingers, but because we cant see Paul's hands that is still a little vague.
Linda Eastman, had been trying to get close to Paul but couldn't and ended up meeting Campbell instead which I suppose second best was good enough
for most, however anyone who knows anything about love, seeing Paul and Linda together it was never more obvious that they adored each other and where
dedicated to each other, them not being in love is a crazy idea.
There where supposed to be countless clues inserted into all their material after 1966 pointing towards Johns grief for his best friend.
That being said, I don't believe he died, what I think and any Scouser will back this up, the humour which you grow up with in this City, is very
strong and instant, and playing games like that would have been right up John Lennon's street, if you can understand that part a lot of it makes
sense as to why it was done even if he didn't die.
What does concern me however is the OP link, it appears to be more recent, and tells a different version of events from what has been passed around
for the past 40 years, it is told like it is someone who was around the band, like their eyes where everywhere they went, just some of the finer
details included in the writing of it and the timeline of events.
I found the Walrus reference especially intriguing, about the French Policeman saying he looked like a Walrus, and John Lennon losing it and screaming
I am the Walrus not him, I am the Walrus, because all references to the Walrus in photographic form had a lot of people guessing for a very long time,
it was never clear who it was dressed as the black Walrus.
Lots of photographic references pointing to the number 3 around the name Beatles, often cited as rumour to mean only three Beatles remain, then we
have the abbey road cover which has already been mentioned, not sure if the licence plate has though with the 28 IF meant to mean he would have been
28 years old if the Indian belief that the pregnancy is taken into account, so he in life was 27, but with that belief would have been 28.
But macca changed that to his favour later with his own album cover walking across the same crossing, with the same or similar car, but the
registration then read 51 IS meaning he was 51 when that was done.
Also according to the OP story link, it is said it was Epstein who was in the car with him, and if you check his history, he wasn't seen much at all
before his real death in public, as with almost all of Paul's pictures after 66, there always seemed to be a distraction so you couldn't see his
face like the other band members, as for lyrics, with any band who has tragedy or rumour all lyrics can be taken to have multiple meanings, its when
those meanings are examined before the tragedy or without knowing about the events, they mean what? nothing really, reverse engineering meanings is so
easy afterwards, I think the saying is foresight is a wonderful thing.
The rumours where supposedly started by a DJ who alleged to have received a phone call making the claim, and he read it out on air, anyone meeting him
after the supposed crash would be clueless as that is the only Paul they have met.
So all that means is there is only two people alive who would really know the true story, that is McCartney himself, and Ringo, hiding it from
everyone else would have been easy enough if they where careful about meeting people or public appearances, which again would still raise an eye brow
somewhere I'm sure.
One more concern before I shut up, is I can find no trace of William Campbell after 1967, and believe me back then winning that competition would have
been a big thing and would surely have been used by him to make a living, just as look a likes do even today, but I find nothing at all online
anywhere, just references to him winning the competition, and a picture of him in the white Album booklet, which is said to be Paul dressed as William
If Campbell could be tracked down, it would put this to rest for good as there is no conspiracy at all if he is still around or was until long after
1966, if he did disappear in 1967, then IMO it puts fire on the whole deal.
But personally I think Macca is alive and well, he does a lot for this City all the time, he set up L.I.P.A
a magnificent achievement, I have several friends who attended there, and has produced many fantastic Artists.
Sorry for going on a bit.
Just to add, I find the voice analysis and the Professors findings of three different voices fascinating, with today's technology, that could also
put it to rest or make it bigger I suppose, anyone can do that today with available software.