Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Tragical History of PID - Part 2



In September 1969, Tim Harper reported on the latest West Coast college gossip, namely that McCartney had died in a car crash in 1966. On September 17, 1969, Harper’s article, “Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?” was published in the Drake Times-Delphic paper. Days later, college papers all over the country were running the story, and the news of McCartney’s demise swept across America. 

Various clues as to Paul’s death were found by fans desperate for answers. One of the cluesters was Tom Zarski. He and his friends found back-masked messages on the White Album. On October 12, 1969, he called into Russ Gibb’s Detroit radio show to inform everyone that Beatle Paul was dead. 

Zarski made it known that there was something fishy going on with Paul McCartney. According to Zarski, several tracks on the Beatles’ White Album contained backwards messages revealing the truth about Paul’s death. For example, “Revolution #9” was said to disclose the sounds of a fiery car crash when played backwards. The oft-repeated phrase “number nine, number nine” revealed the dark message, “turn me on, dead man, turn me, on dead man” when played backwards. The song, “I'm So Tired,” concealed the back-masked message, “Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him, miss him.” More clues about McCartney’s death were found in other Beatles’ songs and album covers. 

During the show, thousands of listeners were glued to the radio as Gibb and his callers discussed the evidence and what could be behind “The Great Cover-up.” One of those listeners was a student named Fred LaBour, who wrote a review of the Beatles’ album, Abbey Road, for the college newspaper the next day. On October 14, 1969, the Michigan Daily reported “McCartney dead; new evidence brought to light.” According to LaBour’s article, “Paul McCartney was killed in an automobile accident in early November, 1966 after leaving EMI recording studios tired, sad, and dejected.” LaBour reported that McCartney had been found four hours later, “pinned under his car in a culvert with the top of his head sheared off. He was deader than a doornail.” LaBour proclaimed the accident had been covered up and a double found to replace McCartney. 



The national press picked up the story, which “was quoted extensively everywhere. First the Detroit papers, then Chicago, then, by the weekend, both coasts.” On October 21, 1969, the London Times published a report on the “Paul is Dead” rumor. The next day, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times ran the story. The possibility that McCartney could be dead was discussed on the “evening news of all three major television networks, and in prestigious national magazines such as Time and Life.” 


Many people started to investigate the possibility of McCartney’s death and to look for clues on Beatles’ records, such as backwards messages and photographic clues. The sale of Beatles’ albums skyrocketed as those searching for clues bought copies just to play them backwards. More than 400 clues were eventually found. 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Let Me Weep": PID poem dedicated to JPM by Robin Gilmore


Let Me Weep

Ocean flow... Ocean deep
hold the love... let him sleep
You left without a warning
Who could have seen it storming?
No one to hear you singing your last song
They didn't understand you
They walked away and left you
They locked the doors..destroying every key
Fly... please don't cry
Like a sea bird gently drifts upon the breeze
Let your wings catch the wind
Take you where you've never been
With the sunrise you are free
Ocean Red... Ocean Blue
There's still a light that shines on you
Perhaps someday everyone will see
And we won't let it be

~ Robin Gilmore

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Sigh... all." --- A coincidence, synchronicity, or intentional?

Always looking for more than meets the eye on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper album, I found that if you list the first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name of each person represented in sequence in the rows (top row, second row, third row, front row), but vertically in columns, you get...

YG          AB         SS          SL
AC          RP          ??          PG ("Pretty Girl")
MW        AH         MM        GH
LB          DT          PG          JL
KS          TS          MB         ST
WF         DD         TM         RS
CJ           TC          OW        PM
EP          WB         TP          AE
FA          TH          LB          JL
RM         MM        DL         RS
VG         WB         JW         PM
HH         MB         SC        GH
SR          SL          IB          BB
BD         RL          GS        MD
              OH          HW       AC
              KM         AS         DD
              HW         LM        ST
              PY           LC
              JJ             TL
              ??

Question: "How many Beatles died and were replaced?"
Answer: "(*sigh*) All."

Another interesting Pepper question...
In 1966, BBC Television produced a film of Alice in Wonderland that aired on December 28, 1966.

In the film, which is set in Victorian England, of course, there is a marching band and there are Victorian-era uniforms. There is a scene with a character dressed in uniform and the word "peppers" is spoken.

No doubt, the Beatles knew many of the figures involved in that production... Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Brambell, Leo McKern, and Ravi Shankar wrote the theme and performs on the soundtrack.

The film can be borrowed from Netflix in the USA. It seems to be the darkest and least child-friendly of any film version of the book. It was clearly made for adults. Low key on special effects, nevertheless it does seem somewhat psychedelic. Remember, in May of 1966, The Pretty Things performed their song, LSD, on BBC Radio, so there's no doubt that dropping acid was in the London culture during 1966. In March of that year, the butcher cover was shot. Revolver came out in August '66 in the UK, so psychedelic music was evolving in that year and would be in full bloom with the release of Sgt. Pepper in early 1967. Reportedly, the Beatles began using LSD in 1965.

So, my question is, did any Beatle visit the set of the BBC Alice in Wonderland production sometime in 1966? I don't know the production dates of the film, only its premiere date (28 Dec. 1966). I know the Beatles were touring the far east and then later, the USA, but they were in London on occasion, that year.

My suspicion is that the inspiration for the Victorian-era, military uniforms, the Victorian military brass band motif, and get this... "peppers" came from that 1966 BBC film version of Alice in Wonderland. The Beatles could have certainly gained access to the location or studio shoots (the 'peppers' scene is in studio).

Combine the fact that the Beatles were using LSD and somehow got a sneak peek of the shooting or editing of the film version of one of John Lennon's favorite books and you have possibly the roots of some essential elements of the Sgt. Pepper concept.
I recommend getting the film from Netflix and seeing for yourself. Here's a taste of it...


Ravi Shankar's theme...


Some scenes in slo-mo with recent music...


Another little bit of trivia... one really spooky scene is Alice walking down a row of tall windows with tattered, sheer curtains in a large, old building (no furniture)...


The scene was shot in an abandoned mental hospital used for 'shell shocked' men returning from the World Wars. Psychiatrist R. D. Laing had worked there. Laing was involved with Tavistock, this from wiki...
"In 1956 Laing went on to train on a grant at the Tavistock Clinic in London, widely known as a centre for the study and practice of psychotherapy (particularly psychoanalysis). At this time, he was associated with John Bowlby, D. W. Winnicott and Charles Rycroft. He remained at the Tavistock Institute until 1964.
One imagines that Dr. Laing and Dr. Asher were well acquainted and perhaps close colleagues. So, another interesting question would be, how and why did Jonathan Miller's film shoot of Alice in Wonderland for BBC Television find a shooting location connected with Tavistock and Drs. Laing and Asher?

Needless to say, I think the film seems to connect some dots, maybe. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Faul does best Paul McCartney impersonation - Jimmy Fallon


Jimmy Fallon recently told Faul McCartney that he does the best Paul McCartney impersonation. Why yes. Isn't that why he got the part? You have to read between the lines sometimes. They are just putting it out there that Faul is a double.

Paul McCartney Names His Favorite Ringo Starr Songs



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_zf6kYvR8k

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tara’s car crash… real or faked?

Everyone who follows PID knows the ‘official story’ of Tara Browne, Guinness heir and friend of The Beatles, being killed in a tragic car crash that, we are told, partially formed the inspiration for lyrics in A Day In The Life on the Sgt. Pepper album. Here are the basics in the Daily Mail Online in 2012…
Aside from John Huston calling Tara’s mother a witch (we won’t go there, although it is quite tempting), some of the so-called ‘facts’ in the case seem odd.
See also…
 
Let’s look at some troubling statements from these articles, as well as the famous ‘crash’ photo.
 
The Daily Mail calls their report ‘the true story,’ so they are pretty sure of themselves, but maybe they are perpetuating old lies. Right, so Tara slams his Lotus into the side of a parked van at 120 mph, does he? Here’s the famous crash photo…
 
 Does that look like a car that has slammed into anything at 120 mph? Here’s a crash test at 120 mph…
 
 
 
Now granted, the Ford Focus was made from different materials than a sixties Lotus, but does Tara’s car look like it hit a parked van at 120 mph?
 
Looks more like the Lotus was parked behind the old car you can see parked in front of it and someone gave the Lotus repeated blows with a sledgehammer. A swinging sledgehammer could have bashed the top back to rest on the rear of the car, mangled the driver’s side dash and knocked in the steering column, and the head of the sledgehammer could have made the odd gashes we see on the driver’s side of the Lotus. Whatever made the gashes and holes in the car’s body, it’s plain to see that the body was made of fiberglass, not steel. A steel body would dent, not show gashes and holes like that. Would a fiberglass car body hold up better than the body of a Ford Focus crashing at 120 mph? No, it would have splintered into bits and been crushed like the Ford Focus in the video crash test. No front seat survivors possible. Lots of blood.
 
Personally, I’m convinced someone bashed into ‘Tara’s car’ with a sledgehammer. Were they trying to make it look like a crash or was someone angry at Tara and did the clubbing (while Tara and reportedly Suki Poitier were indoors doing a different kind of clubbing)? Where’s the white van in the photo? Nowhere to be seen. According to the Abbey Road album (if one makes the connection as so many have) it was not a white van, but a ‘yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go’ (meaning you couldn’t avoid it at high speed). If there was ‘nowhere to go,’ he would have hit the yellow lorry, not a parked white van.
 
Interestingly in the Beatles Bible articles, just by pure coincidence, Tara was swerving to avoid an oncoming Volkswagen. A Beetle, right? Why not? There’s one parked in Abbey Road on the cover and we see the mystical Beetle in Stanley Kubrick films and Apple promos and films. Didn’t want to hit that Beetle, did he?
 
Would anyone have been angry at Tara at the time? His estranged wife, Nicki, for one. Her father, for another. Can’t blame me for speculating, when I’m just ‘reading between the lines’ of these articles. I’m not imagining Nicki herself wielding a sledgehammer, but I’ve heard that thugs were and are available for hire in Jolly Old London town, not to mention MI6.
 
So if Tara wasn’t killed in the so-called car crash, what happened to him and how did he disappear? Did the cops and newspapers and coroner fake the story? If so, then we will mention MI6.
 
Kensington and Chelsea are in densely populated central London. Could anyone drive 120 mph through it, even if insane enough to try? Why would a traffic light make any difference, if you’re flying through streets at 120 mph? You couldn’t stop quickly at that speed anyway, so what’s the nonsense about the traffic light Tara, according to John's lyrics, didn’t notice?
 
The Daily Mail have Tara driving Suki home after dinner at a restaurant. The Beatles Bible article, Tara Dies, reports that they left a friend’s house just before 1:00 a.m. and they were “in search of food.” At 120 mph, they were looking for a restaurant open late? Really?
 
When Tara and Nicki separated, she moved to Spain. To me, it’s mildly interesting that Nicki and ‘John Lennon’ were both in Spain in 1966, for very different reasons, we suppose. Nicki moved to Spain to get away from Tara and John and Dick Lester and crew moved down there to shoot a movie. Just lots of folks moving to Spain temporarily in 1966.
 
Tara died of his injuries the following day. Suki was ‘unharmed’ (again, see video of 120 mph crash test). Wait, what’s not right? The Beatles Bible says Tara died of his injuries the following day. The third paragraph of the Daily Mail story says he was ‘killed instantly.’ If Suki had not been in the car at all during the beating it took, then it would make sense that she was unharmed that night. There isn’t a drop of blood to be seen in the photo the Daily Mail calls ‘horrific wreckage,’ so we’re to believe Tara was ‘killed instantly,’ but didn’t bleed.
 
Seriously, I don’t think anyone died in the bloodless car in that photo. It was parked and no one was in it when the damage occurred. If it wasn't mauled by a sledgehammer, maybe something big and heavy was dropped from above on it, but I think a sledgehammer made the gashes (and probably all the other damage).
 
Sorry for the digression, but oddly, this reminds me of a Peter Gabriel song...

you'd better call the sledgehammer put your mind at rest I'm going to be-the sledgehammer this can be my testimony I'm your sledgehammer
let there be no doubt about it
 
The Beatles Bible articles quote Lennon in Anthology recalling the two Daily Mail articles he saw that inspired him to write A Day In The Life. One was Tara’s crash and the other was about the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. This is an odd quote, ‘One was about the Guinness heir who killed himself in a car.’ Tara was supposed to be a close friend of both Paul and John, so why doesn’t John say ‘our friend’ instead of distancing himself by saying ‘the Guinness heir’? Why does he say Tara ‘killed himself in a car,’ which sounds like suicide?
 
In the dubious Barry Miles bio of McCartney, ‘Paul’ says it was a politician who ‘blew his mind out in a car.’ A politician? Sir Paul says it was nothing to do with a crash, but it may have been to John, but they wrote the song together. What?
 
As in so many tales of Beatles lore and legend, the Tara Browne crash story is full of holes, just like Blackburn, Lancashire. The Albert Hall, coincidentally, is not far away from the so-called Tara Browne crash scene in South Kensington, which was most likely nothing but a faked, psyop event.
But don't ask me what really happened to Tara, Paul, John, George and Ringo before 1967. Probably dead, but how and why?
 
 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Was Paul McCartney's Fate Written in the Stars?


An astrologer friend of mina (and fellow PID researcher), recently told me about some clues he had found in Paul McCartney's astrological chart. It might be a clue that Paul met an untimely and violent demise. The astrologer said that Paul's natal chart showed violence. Apparently, there was a Mars-Pluto conjunction in his 11th house [also see link for confirmation]. This supposedly showed that Paul had powerful enemies.

According to astrologer Dennis Harness, John F. Kennedy also had a Mars-Pluto conjunction (at 32:25):


Interview of Vedic Astrologer Dr. Dennis Harness



Direct link

Other tragic celebrities with Mars-Pluto conjunctions were Patsy Cline, who died aged 30 at the height of her fame as a Country music singer, and singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, who died in an accident during his prime. [Link]
Mars stands for strife, war, conflict, aggressive force, violence, brutality, guns, shootings, knives, hatred, anger, belligerence, sexual violence, accidents and fires [among other things]. He rules the army, police, firefighters, militants and hot-heads and gets his justice by taking revenge. Pluto stands for groups, the international community (UN), cooperation or disunity, terrorists groups, the globalization of terror, dictators, tyrants, rogue countries, nuclear weapons, insidious barbarism, mass killings, threats, coercive enforcement, drastic measures, crime and crime networks. [Link
11th House: 
Traditionally known as the 'house of Good Fortune', the 11th house has rulership over friends and friendship, supporters, benefactors and those that help us directly or behind the scenes. It is the house of beneficial fate, positive hope, trust, praise, comfort, goals and ambitions. In modern astrology it is said to rule the wider social circle of acquaintances and groups, broader ambitions, political ideals and those who share our aims. Its condition indicates the fidelity or falseness of friends and it has rulership over promotion by recommendation of others.  
Historically it is associated with the king's (or ruler's) favourites, councillors, servants, their associates or allies. It represents parliament and councils generally, and supporters of the government or ruling power. [Link]

Mars In The Eleventh House in Horoscope (Mars in The 11th house) (especially relevant at end)




Pluto In The 11th House


Cally Roberts • 1 year ago (#1 of 6) The Astrology of Child Abuse and Murder: Observing Mars-Pluto in Aspect ... We can’t go and assume that everybody with this aspect will experience abuse. However, in the few cases of severe child abuse and murder in the family as seen below, the Mars-Pluto aspect shows up too frequently to be a “coincidence”...  
Mars-Pluto is sometimes found in the charts of people who suffer from a violent death... [Link]
As many people know, my personal feeling based on my research is that Paul was assassinated and his identity was hijacked by a controlled imposter. I think this happened because Paul was hoping to do good in some way (using his position as a Beatle), but the powers that be wanted to stop him. Is it possible that astrology supports this conclusion?
When Mars is in the 11th House... Arguments with colleagues... are very common with this placement because of the tendency of the Mars person to use the organisation as a platform for his own views and ambitions. [Link]
When allowed to lead, however, Mars in the eleventh house can shine and is often able to achieve a great deal of social change. [Link]
Pluto in the 11th House: 
A strong reformist streak can then develop in you and you'd need to be prepared to stand up and be counted at some stage. Because you emanate, consciously or otherwise, this aura of social change or upheaval, others are likely to react against it by projecting their own unconscious feelings (good and bad) on to you. They then reject you or are strongly drawn towards you, or both, alternately. Looked at in another sense, this propensity gives you a talent as a group leader and for paving a way into the future. [Link]
Some song clues that also might suggest a violent end to James Paul McCartney are "Happiness if a Warm Gun," "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" (what did you kill?), and "Why Don't We Do It in the Road." Yes, I suspect that they are NOT talking about sex, but about the scenario in "Condensed Cream of the Beatles," [link] which I think may be telling us that Paul's car was run off the road and he was assassinated.
If anyone can offer more insight into the astrology behind this, please leave a comment.

Tina Foster

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Tragical History of PID - Part 1


The Paul is Dead (PID) "rumor" began after fans noticed the Beatles had changed drastically seemingly overnight. For example, in March 1967, many audience members on the Dick Clark show  commented on the Beatles "new look," which was introduced in the promotional video for “Strawberry Fields Forever.” 1 Some complained that the Beatles looked “old” and “ugly.” In October 1967, during the filming for the "Magical Mystery Tour" movie in Nice, France, McCartney and Malcolm (“Mal”) Evans “were refused entry to the hotel restaurant because they didn't look the part." 2




Not only did the Beatles look different, they also acted differently (including becoming reclusive) to such an extent that fans sensed that there was something terribly wrong with the formerly happy-go-lucky Fab Four. After the lads returned from their summer 1966 U.S. tour, manager Brian Epstein publicly announced (on or about September 11, 1966) that the band would never play live again. Keeping Paul and the others out of the spotlight seemed deeply troubling because it was such a radical break with the past. 

Some grew suspicious that something was amiss with the group. Cynthia Lennon herself noted that this was a time of “tremendous ... mental and physical change for the Beatles” People began to whisper that Paul had died in a car crash, and the new Paul ("Faul") was keeping up appearances. 

The rumor of Paul’s death raged on, and before long, it was rampant around London. In February 1967, the Beatles Book Monthly, the Beatles' official fan club magazine issue #43,  responded with the following refutation: 

... The 7th of January was very icy, with dangerous conditions on the M1 motorway, linking London with the Midlands, and towards the end of the day, a rumor swept London that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash on the M1. But, of course, there was absolutely no truth in it at all... 4

Despite the Beatles Fan Club’s reassurances, fears that Paul was dead lingered. In the fall of 1968, someone approached Rolling Stone magazine about a list of McCartney death clues. Rolling Stone was not interested at the time because “too many people had seen Paul alive and it was the same old Paul...” 5

However, talk of Beatle Paul's death was so widespread that McCartney “was asked a thousand times” if he were “Paul or his clone” to which he prepared a ready-made answer: ‘I am neither Paul nor his clone, but I went out last night with your wife.’” 6 McCartney added “But it was a bit strange, because people started to look at me like, 'Is it really him or a very good double?' No, this is him!" 7

The rumor returned with a vengeance in September 1969. Adding fuel to the fire were a slew of clues to the switcheroo that fans gleaned from Beatles' lyrics, photos, and album covers. These were first exposed in a college newspaper article, and then picked up by a Detroit radio station before breaking worldwide with extensive coverage on all major TV and print media. By October 1969, people all over the world were crying over Paul McCartney. Many were convinced that he was dead. 

More to come...

References

1 American Bandstand, March 11, 1967, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysG6GN9n3nE or http://www.jojoplace.org/Shoebox/dickclarka.mpg

2 "Mal Evans," available at http://beatlesnumber9.com/mal.html.

3 “The years 1966-67 were tremendous years of mental and physical change for the Beatles.” Cynthia Lennon, A Twist of Lennon, Avon Books, 1980,  p. 145; Alan Glenn, “‘Paul is Dead!’ (said Fred),” November 11, 2009, available at  http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2009/11/story.php?id=7565&tr=y&auid=5578331; Brian Moriarty, “Who Buried Paul?,” from a presentation on March 17, 1999, available at http://ludix.com/moriarty/paul.html; Paul McCartney รจ morto davvero, Interactive Media, 21/7/2009, available at http://www.tgcom.mediaset.it/spettacolo/articoli/articolo455762.shtml; Paul McCartney is really dead, Interactive Media, 21/7/2009, available at http://tinyurl.com/ngp29e

4 Beatles Book Monthly was the magazine of the official Beatles Fan Club. Brian Moriarty, “Who Buried Paul?,” from a presentation on March 17, 1999, available at http://ludix.com/moriarty/paul.html;  Jim Yoakum, “Man Who Killed Paul McCartney,” Gadfly May/June 2000, available at http://www.gadflyonline.com/archive/MayJune00/archive-mccartney.html; Alan Glenn, “‘Paul is Dead!’ (said Fred),” November 11, 2009, available at http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2009/11/story.php?id=7565&tr=y&auid=5578331 

5 John Burks, “A Pile of Money on Paul's 'Death',” Rolling Stone, 11-29-69, p. 10, available at http://www.turnmeondeadman.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=12.


6 “Paul McCartney: A new Interview in an italian newspaper,” MaccaBlog, November 25, 2009, available at http://www.maccablog.co.uk/news.php?news=6524.

7  “Macca still laughing off 40-year-old death hoax,” 2009 WLNR 13648569, 7/17/09 Hindustan Times , July 17, 2009, available at http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/celebrity/macca-still-laughing-off-40-year-old-death-hoax_35418.html.

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Tina Foster