I followed this story with fascination back in it's "heyday". One of the most "intriguing", yet far-fetched (my opinion), clues that Paul died in a car accident was on the cover of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album (one of many supposed clues on that album cover). There is a toy car perched on the doll's lap, apparently representing the car Paul died in. There were many other conspiracy theories, this one just intrigued me the most, for some reason. By the way, I bought the album back in the 70s and have it and listen to it to do this day.
I have attached a [crude] drawing of the image I am talking about.
I personally think it was a PR gimmick as part of the promotion of the album.
I file this under the same theory that Elvis Presley is still alive and there have been sightings of him over the years.
All that aside, great album. My dad was in the military and we lived in Germany for a number of years. One year our high school band took a trip to a British army base in another part of Germany and we ended up playing the cover song to this album at one of their school events. The audience loved it as much as we loved playing it. Great memories... *sigh*
As happened so often in those days, my family (well, all the teenagers in my family) were split into the Beatles camp and the Stones camp. I belonged to the Beatles'. (although 'like a rainbow' is indeed a fantastic song).
But let's not forget to gratulate Randall coming Thursday! He didn't say so, but is he loosing his hair too? (@Randall: no need to answer that if you don't feel like it!)
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