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."