The Conspiracy Behind The Beatles



The legendary band known as the Beatles got their start in 1957 as
a skiffle band in Liverpool, England, playing in cellars and dive bars.
Popular locally, they were discovered by record store owner Brian Epstein.
(Celsi, 8) When the band became popular in the eyes of the world, the fab
four members included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and
Ringo Starr.
As the Beatles became more popular, they also became more
influential. Their style as well as their music effected both their era
and generation. The famous mop top haircuts caught on quickly and took
over the clean crew cuts that had been in style. Along with the hair
styles what they wore caught on too. The ...

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picked up on the rumor,
and it spread quickly. As the word spread, the story also got changed.
Two different stories are best known for Paul's death. The first one as
stated from a webpage dedicated to the conspiracy goes like this:
The story that Paul McCartney was involved in a car accident.
Apparently, he hadn't noticed that the lights had changed. The accident
occurred at 5 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. Paul had died from head wounds.
The crash was so severe that his teeth were knocked out, rendering dental
records useless. This explains why the public did not immediately know
that Paul had died. It was kept a secret for almost four years, permitting
the Beatles to hide his death. In England a Paul McCartney look alike
contest was held. A man by the name of William Campbell took first place.
His reward? Plastic surgery to smooth out the minor differences in
appearance, but there was one bit they forgot. They failed to fix a scar
on his upper lip. Now there ...

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John. John
confronted Brian, who broke down and told the truth. Brian insisted that
John keep the secret. John agreed reluctantly, but he decided the fans
should know what happened. He started putting clues in the songs and on
the albums. (Smith, 1)
As for the two stories, clues from various albums supported the
concepts. After the rumors were out all the albums that had been released
were looked over completely for clues. It started with one of their
earlier releases, Rubber Soul. On the cover the title Rubber Soul is in
the shape of a heart, indicating a "false soul" among the Beatles. All
four are looking downward, supposedly at a grave. Lyrics within the ...

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