Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Number 9, Number 9, Number 9.....



Long before the rumors surfaced about Elvis being alive, a prevalent rumor was that Paul McCartney was dead. Today's date-09/09/09- brought that to mind. The Beatles did quite a bit to perpetuate this rumor.

Album cover-Abby Road:In the photo, the Beatles were walking across the road. All had shoes but Paul, some said that was a sign of death. There also was a car with the license plate "28 IF". Paul was 27 at the time, but some said that in the Eastern religions age also included time in the womb.

Inside photo-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band. Paul is photographed with a patch on his uniform that said "OPD". Some speculated that meant "Officially Pronounced Dead". Paul said that really meant "Ontario Police Department."

And now a couple of songs with hidden messages:

Strawberry Fields Forever: At the end of the song, a you hear "I buried Paul".

And now why this date is significant to this post. On the White Album is the song "Revolution Number 9". If you play "number nine" backwards, you hear "Turn me on dead man."

10 comments:

Margaret said...

I remember all these clues. I can remember looking at all the albums and listening to them with my friend Marianne when we were young, trying to pick up clues. It was like a puzzle, but a little creepy, too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How I used to love all these silly little signs. Very good update Cliff.
So, do you think Paul is dead?
I think he will be the last one standing...he nearly is.

Mike Golch said...

I remember all these clues as well.For some strange reason I thing I remember seeing a tv show addressing this same thing it was hosted by F.Lee Baily.but that is in the foggy area of my memory.

Jen said...

and today the new Beatles video game came out. Or did I just hear about it today?
Oh well, I don't remember all this stuff you mentioned; I wasn't a Beatle fan.

david5258 said...

and courtesy of your favorite place to shop, kmart, you can hear beatle 6packs every hourlike hey jude, get back, she loves you, love me do, paperback writer, ticket to ride, uncle albert, everthing she does.....
i think it may have something to do with the new beatles rockband game issuing this week?

Pat Jenkins said...

jen is right, and has added a new twist! kenz wants the game so if she gets it i will tell you if there is some hidden "gems" in there too... he he.....

Brenda said...

I told my husband I wanted the Beatles Rock Band for Christmas!! Never too old I suppose!!! ha

74WIXYgrad said...

Just tell me what happens when you play the game backwards!

Syd said...

Creepy stuff that I didn't remember.

Awake In Rochester said...

Long live Paul & Ringo!