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I was a teenager when this song came out. I understood it but I couldn't relate. even my grandmother wasn't that old. next Thursday I turn 64
 
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Me too. I'm a bit more than 64 now but I know just what you're talking about.
 
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Did you know that Paul McCartney wrote that song years before The Beatles recorded it?

He wrote it when his father turned 64, at that time he himself was only 16 years old. The Beatles recorded it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 (when Paul was 24).
 
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But we all know from the cover of Abbey Road that Paul died long before that.
 
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in 1967, I was 14.
I didn't know he wrote it earlier.
 
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that's right! Paul died before Atlantis sank
 
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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*
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I had never heard of this theory! But maybe I was just a tad too young then (I'm from '56). Whatever the truth, in this video (great song!) he looks very fine:
it's for you
 
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Wow, a classic Piet!  
 
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Isn't it?    

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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Happy birthday, Randall! I hope you will sing the song for many years to come
 
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Happy birthday Randall!  
 
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Happy Birthday, Randall
 
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Hi Randall, sending you birthday wishes. I hope you have a wonderful day!
 
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thank you all, you warm my heart. i'm afraid i don't have much hair left to lose. it looks like a tonsure(what the old christian friars wore). but then i have this big ZZtop beard to make up for it
 
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