Ringo, you remember him, The Beatles’ Drummer. Ringo told the London Times that after the Beatles broke up, he was pissed and spent the 70’s and 80’s in a “boozy haze.” Ringo said, “I was drunk, some of those years are gone. Ringo now 74, said that he was mad for twenty years. Ringo will be the last of The Beatles to individually be inducted in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.
FROM Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. A toy Aston Martin is pictured on the lap of the rag doll on the cover. Legend has it that Paul died in the Aston Martin.
4. The Lonely Hearts that appears on The Bass Drum, can be looked at as “I ONE IX HE DIE.” If the one is 11 and the Ix is the Roman numeral 9, this might be decoded to mean “11 9 HE DIE,” November 9, HE DIE.
5. The hand on the cover of Sgt. Pepper, over Paul’s head, a mystic symbol for death.
6. Paul is wearing an arm patch, located on the rear cover. OPD is British Police jargon for Officially Pronounced Dead. Some say it stands for OPP, Ontario Provincial Police. What do you think?
From The Magical Mystery Tour
7. If the Beatles is viewed in a mirror or upside down, they form a phone number. If called, someone answers and provided another clue. Some said that William Campbell would answer the phone. A legend circulated that a student dialed this number and the voice on the other end, quizzed him about the Beatles. This student answered all of the questions and won a trip to Pepperland. He received a letter and was asked to lick the stamp on the envelope. When he did so, he experienced a LSD trip and jumped out a window to his death (A little far fetched.)
8. That’s Paul in The Walrus suit on the cover. Walrus means corpse in Greek.
9. The song “I Am The Walrus,” was about Paul’s death. The lyrics “Stupid Bloody Tuesday,” the last time Paul was alive. The Eggman refers to Humpty Dumpty. Humpty cracked his head open, as Paul did.
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11. One of the posters inside the gatefold cover, shows Paul
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the song contains the lyric, “looking through the glass onion.” This was British slang for handle of a casket. Caskets in 19th century had glass handles. Paul is looking through a glass onion, because he was in a casket.
Ringo Starr in an interview from his California home, stated that the 45 year olf rumors of Paul McCartney’s death are true.
Ringo stated that the real Paul McCartney had died in a car crash on November 9, 1966, after an argument during a Beatles’ recording session. The Beatles replaced McCartney with a guy named William Shears Campbell (possibly responsible for Sgt Pepper,) to spare the Beatles’ fans. Campbell was the winner of a Paul look-a-like contest and had the same jovial personality as Paul did.
Ringo admitted that when Paul died, The Beatles panicked and did not know what to do. It was Brian Epstein’s idea to hire Billy Shears as a temporary solution to the problem. The experiment was supposed to last a few weeks and since nobody noticed, The Beatles kept the rouse going. Billy was a pretty good musician and was actually able to perform better than Paul. There was one problem, Campbell could not get along with John. Ringo adds that the Beatles felt guilty about the rouse, but were afraid to admit the truth. “We felt that the planet would hate us for all the lies.” When the rumors came out, it was too much for John to deal with, so he left the band.
Finally, Ringo claims that he did not want the secret to die with him, since if this is true, he is the only Beatle who remains alive.