In May 1969, before the "Paul is dead" rumor started in earnest in October (in USA), Terry Knight had a minor hit with a song called "St. Paul." The song seemed to hint that Paul McCartney was dead. Andru J. Reeve, author of Turn Me On, Dead Man, discovered that “Saint Paul” was not published by Knight’s publishing company, Storybook Music, which published everything else he wrote, but rather by Maclen Music, Inc., which only published the words and melodies of Lennon and McCartney.
met with "McCartney" in February 1969, and talked to Apple about signing him as an artist. On the flight back to New York, he allegedly wrote the song "Saint Paul."