Monday, December 11, 2017

Faul McCartney admits 1965 Beatles' Shea Stadium concert was "before his time"

Paul McCartney Beats the Storms With Hits, Jimi Hendrix Stories and More at Brisbane Concert

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Sir Paul McCartney performs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on July 7, 2017.

It’s a special year when Paul McCartney tours. That’s a fair comment for his fans around the globe and a gross understatement to followers in Australia, who’ve waited 24 long years for the Beatles great to grace these shores. 

The two-time Hall of Famer has gone all-in on this trek Down Under, exploring his career with in-depth interviews and traversing his catalog with marathon concerts. And when his One On One Tour dropped into Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday -- his first solo date in the city -- McCartney was in a chatty mood as he took 40,000 fans (and family members) on a journey through his career pre-Beatles to now and shared the stories behind so many of those indelible hits and the bandmates who’re no longer with us. 
McCartney promised a party and delivered one with a bumper setlist stacked with works from the Quarrymen’s “In Spite of All the Danger” through to Beatles and Wings standards and up to his 2015 collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna, “FourFiveSeconds.”

Opening with “A Hard Day’s Night,” the hits kept coming (“All My Loving,” “Lady Madonna,” “Elenor Rigby,” “A Day In The Life,” “Band On The Run” and much more) and tributes flowed. As an outro to Wings’ “Let Me Roll It,” McCartney hit a few lines of “Foxy Lady” on lead guitar and recounted hanging out with for the late great Jimi Hendrix. The guitar virtuoso, we learned, was such a fan of Sgt Pepper’s, he covered the psychedelic rock classic on stage in London. Never one to hold back, Hendrix, according to McCartney, hit the whammy bar so hard his instrument went out of tune and he had the cheek to ask Eric Clapton out of the audience to retune it for him. 
There were moving memories of John Lennon (remembered with a performance of “Here Today”), George Martin (“a lovely bloke. He signed us to EMI, without him there would be no Beatles. We have a lot to thank him for”) and George Harrison, whose Abbey Road classic “Something” got a makeover with McCartney opening on ukulele for one of the night’s highlights. McCartney’s retelling of Harrison’s obsession with George Formby and his regular meeting with the comedy actor’s fanclub was a fittingly hilarious homage to a musician who was close friends with the Monty Python comedy crew and, through his Working Title production and distribution company, helped bring The Life of Brian, Time Bandits and Withnail and I to the big screen.

It was a night of laughter and dancing, of ’60s pop, rock ‘n’ roll, love songs, fireworks (for “Live And Let Die,” of course), psychedelic visuals and family. Seventeen family members were in the audience, including McCartney’s wife Nancy, to whom he paid tribute with the song “My Valentine.” Later, he performed “Maybe I’m Amazed,” a gem dedicated to his late wife Linda and another special moment of the evening. 
At 75, McCartney shows no obvious signs of wear and tear, though he did cover himself for any mistakes by blaming the many distracting signs lining the pit. The singer wandered around the stage, reading as he walked. “Shea 65,” read one (“before my time,” quipped McCartney). “German girl would rather hug you than a koala,” read another. And finally, “Can you sign my bot?” McCartney played it like a pro. “Ok, let’s see it,” he said as a full stadium laughed along. 

McCartney knows what his fans want and he’s comfortable with his past, even the embarrassing moments. He told of his promotion to lead vocals on “Love Me Do” to accommodate the harmonica. “You can hear the terror in my voice,” said McCartney. In those early days, the Beatles had to take their recording equipment into the Abbey Road Studios via the tradesman entrance, he explained. How things change. And how some stay the same. McCartney tapped into the zeitgeist with a performance of "Blackbird," a song inspired by the civil rights moment, and asserted John Lennon’s ”Give Peace A Chance" is “now more needed than ever.” 

As the set proper came to its conclusion, McCartney bolted back on stage holding aloft the flag of Australia alongside crew members waving the Australian Aboriginal Flag, the Union Flag and a rainbow flag, coming less than a week after the Federal Parliament passed an historic law to legalize same-sex marriage.
McCartney’s encores are typically epic -- only a master with a catalog so deep can hold so much back until the end. And with a mini-set of "Yesterday," "Get Back," "Mull of Kintyre," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Helter Skelter," "Golden Slumbers," "The End," McCartney was just showing off. 

It all could have turned out to be a damp squib had Mother Nature called the shots. Just an hour before the gates opened, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology sent out a damning assessment of the weather conditions. Severe thunderstorms were on the way to Brisbane, with “large hailstones and damaging winds.” Those threat never came to pass. A Beatle, it seems, can force back hail and storms and the worst of the elements.
The Australian dates, produced by Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring Company, move onto Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday (Dec. 11) and Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Q. How did the "Paul is dead" rumor begin?

This PID article disappeared off of the Internet, but has been retrieved from the archives at

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Q. How did the "Paul is dead" rumor begin?

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A. Several factors led to the development of a "Paul Is Dead" rumor that began in London, moved to Los Angeles, and then spread into the heartland of America and around the world:
  • January 7, 1967: Paul McCartney's car crashes en route from London to Sussex, driven by one Mohammed Hadjij, a Moroccan student who'd been invited to Paul's home in London for a party (Hadjij was assistant to gallery owner and socialite Robert Fraser). McCartney, however, is in Mick Jagger's Mini Cooper, which Hadjij is following in Paul's own Mini; the convoy is leaving Paul's house to travel to Keith Richards' Sussex home in order to continue the party. Paul's Mini crashes when another car drives over a hanging seatbelt, causing Hadjij to crash into a pole. He survives with only minor injuries, but since Paul's car is custom-made and well-known to Londoners, bystanders at the scene assume it's Paul that's been hurt. Partiers around town begin to circulate (and elaborate on) McCartney's "crash," going to far as to speculate that he has died and been replaced with a double. (Paul was also involved in a moped crash on December 26, 1965, in which he broke a tooth, but this doesn't seem to have started the original rumor. However, PID theorists sometimes use the accident and its aftermath in embroidering the rumor.) 
  • August 23, 1968: Former Detroit DJ and current musician/producer Terry Knight, who has just signed with Capitol, is inivited to attend the Beatles recording sessions. Knight picks up on the tension within the band, which is due largely to disagreements over management in the wake of Brian Epstein's death. Knight, who sides with McCartney in his mind, goes home and writes his next single, "Saint Paul" (Capitol P-2506, May 1969). Lines such as "Sir Isaac Newton said it had to fall" -- actually about the death of the Apple dream -- further fuel the fire of "Paul is Dead" rumors. (Knight would go on to manage Grand Funk Railroad.) 
  • September 17, 1969: Tim Harper, student at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, pens an article titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?" for the Drake Times-Delphic student paper. Harper, who does not believe in the rumor, nevertheless reports the latest West Coast college gossip -- that Paul McCartney has died in a car crash, perhaps as far back as 1966. Six days later, Barb Ulvilden recounts the rumor in Northern Illinois University's Northern Star.
  • October 12, 1969: Tom Zarski, a student at Eastern Michigan University, calls WKNR in Detroit, MI, and informs DJ Russ Gibb of the rumor, on-air. Zarski tells Gibb that by playing a section of the band's "Revolution 9" backwards, a clue emerges: the phrase "Turn me on, dead man." Gibb proceeds to do just that. Listeners are stunned. 
  • October 14, 1969: Fred LaBour, entertainment reviewer for the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily, turns his assigned review of the new Beatles album, Abbey Road, into a satirical piece headlined "McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light." In the article, LaBour repeats the musical "clue" and adds several of his own. He also invents the name "William Campbell" as Paul's "replacement." This finally causes the mainstream press to take note, and when contacted by other media outlets, LaBour furthers what he thinks is a joke by validating every rumor within the rumor. 
  • October 21, 1969: The London Times publishes its own report on the rumor. The very next day, both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times cover the story. 
  • November 7, 1969: Having tracked down Paul and wife Linda at their farm in Glasgow, Scotland, to disprove the rumor, Paul is the featured cover story of this week's edition of Life magazine, which carries the headline "Paul Is Still With Us." In the interview, Paul debunks several "clues" and adds: "Perhaps the rumor started because I haven't been much in the press lately. I have done enough press for a lifetime, and I don't have anything to say these days. I am happy to be with my family and I will work when I work. I was switched on for ten years and I never switched off. Now I am switching off whenever I can. I would rather be a little less famous these days."

Monday, September 25, 2017

Faul is "always going to identified by [his] real name, ALSO 'Paul McCartney.'"

Faul is constantly dropping hints that he is not the real Paul McCartney. At 9:25 in the video below, Faul tells Geraldo Rivera, "I'm always going to be identified by my real name, ALSO 'Paul McCartney.'"

This is just one of many slips/admissions Faul has made over the years that he is not the real deal.

Tina Foster, Esq. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Faul doesn't imagine he's Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was the "successful bit of it all." Faul doesn't imagine he's Paul McCartney. Another telling admission from Faul in the short video below.

Faul McCartney?

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Faul McCartney admits he is "just a good replica"

Paul McCartney (left) v. Faul (right)

Faul McCartney says in this interview that he is "not actually dead" and admits that he is "just a good replica" (at 6:14). This is but one of Faul's many slips and admissions that he is not the real James Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney: Scott Osbourne Interview 1974

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Vaccines and the NWO Depopulation Agenda (Parts 1 & 2)

Vaccines and the NWO Depopulation Agenda (Part 1)

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Attorney and author, Tina Foster, discusses with Bill and Joe from "Answers for the Paranormal" how vaccines are part of the New World Order depopulation agenda. Topics include toxic ingredients, such as heavy metals, and secret sterilization agents (hCG, squalene, Tween 80). Tina Foster, Esq., is the author of "The Splitting Image: Exposing the Secret World of Doubles, Decoys, and Impostor-Replacements" and the Plastic Macca ~ Paul is Dead blog.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gary Shepherd denies that father, Bill Shepherd, was Faul McCartney

Some Paul is Dead researchers think that Bill Shepherd of Billy Pepper and the Pepperpots may have served as a Faul McCartney. However, Gary Shepherd, his son, denies that his father ever stood in for Paul McCartney. He  posted this publicly:

"Billy Pepper and the Pepperpots was the exploitation album by my father to cash in on Merseymania - the band never existed outside of a studio and the songs credited to my father Bill Shepherd were pastiche Beatles copies. My father went on to produce early Bee Gees songs in Australia, and then back in England became their main arranger and orchestrator for their early big hits. He was about 5 foot 8 inches tall and was not Paul McCartney's replacement. When people keep producing the Billy Pepper and the Pepperpots albums (there were 2 and they are pretty awful) as if this is evidence of a replacement for Paul it clearly shows up the lack of any proof as you have to question all the other "evidence" stated as "facts" - I know Bill Shepherd was not the replacement Beatle so don't keep bringing these very poor cash in albums and a non existent band as part of the "evidence." ... Bill Shepherd and Billy Pepper and the Pepperpots not being part of the Paul conspiracy is a fact as his family all know. Whether the Beatles knew about Billy Pepper and the Pepperpots and used it for the Sgt Pepper name as an ironic joke we don't know..." 
~  Gary Shepherd

If this is true, then we can rule out Bill Shepherd as a Paul replacement. Of course, someone stood in for Paul after he was disappeared. I think there is good evidence that Denny Laine was at least an early, temporary Faul, if not a permanent replacement.

Tina Foster, Esq.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Five Reasons to Believe “Paul is Dead”

Five Reasons to Believe “Paul is Dead” 
by Brody Duggerson 

Paul McCartney (left) Aug. 19, 1966 vs. Faul (right) Dec. 1966

It’s the “Second Gunman Theory” of rock and roll.  I’m of course talking about “Paul is Dead.”
Leave it to the greatest rock band of all-time to be associated with rock’s greatest conspiracy.
“Paul is Dead” is a theory that says Paul McCartney died in car crash in late 1966 and was replaced by a look-a-like.  He was replaced, it’s assumed, to keep the Beatles’ commercial interests afloat and/or appease powerful political forces.
Obviously, this was before the realization that “death” is about the best thing that can happen to a career.
The theory started from a “rumor” that McCartney was involved in a fatal car accident—“He blew his mind out in a car.”  The theory was supported by clues found within Beatles songs and within their album covers.
For example:
  • John Lennon reportedly sang “I buried Paul” at the end of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
  • A funeral procession is supposedly depicted on the cover of Abbey Road.  The Fab Four symbolize, from right to left, a heavenly figure (John), an undertaker (Ringo Starr), a corpse (barefooted Paul) and a gravedigger (George Harrison).
To learn more about “PID” (Paul is dead) check out the thorough and straightforward Paul is Dead presentation.  It’s a fascinating and sobering read.
Beatles followers, rock fans, and conspiracy doubters may scoff at PID and claim its nothing more than an urban legend, a rumor run amuck, or a complicated marketing ploy (there’s evidence that it increased Beatles’ album sales).  Before you do, consider the following...
It’s not difficult to replace a dead person.  Paul’s identity was already established and if people can see him and hear him sing, why would they assume he’s dead?  The only person you really had to worry about raising suspicion was the person replacing him.  If that person had no family, no one to ask about his whereabouts, you had a chance of pulling off the ruse.   It still would have been extremely difficult, but possible.  Remember, Paul’s mother died when he was 14.  This meant the person most likely to discover the switch was out of the picture.
Don’t underestimate the Beatles earning potential.  The Beatles were a license to print money, even after they stopped touring.  The tremendous amount of wealth the band generated was more than enough to inspire the coverup, pay for the coverup, and ensure that the other three Beatles kept quiet.  
Political powerbrokers didn’t want a martyr.  A live subservient Paul McCartney was much better than a dead subversive one.  That’s exactly what would have happened had the public known that Macca died in a car crash in 1966.  While other icons of the 1960s lost their potency in death, a dead Beatle would have certainly become more powerful.  Remember, Richard Nixon was so scared of what John Lennon might do to his reelection campaign that he had the FBI follow him.  The powers-that-be in the 1960s were petrified over the influence The Beatles had over the world’s youth.
PID occurred during mass media’s infancy.  In the second half of the 1960s, cutting edge technology was stereo sound and color television.  Social media, much less the internet, wasn’t even on the radar.  Sure, Paul was one of the decades’ most famous personages, and well photographed, but it pales in comparison to the amount of media attention received by today’s celebrities.  In the mid-1960s, there just wasn’t enough visual data to spoil the subterfuge.

Leaving clues behind is completely logical.  If powerful people are tricking the world with a Paul imposter then why are clues of the conspiracy found in the Beatles’ media?  Why mention it at all?  Simple, some of the individuals in on the conspiracy knew they’d have to take the secret to their graves.  Nonetheless, they wanted the truth to be known.  Since they couldn’t tell the world directly, they decided to tell the world indirectly through carefully crafted clues.  This practice has been used throughout history especially during eras when information and free thought was greatly oppressed.


Tina Foster, Esq.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Paul is Dead presentation

Tina Foster, Esq., presented on the Paul is Dead conspiracy theory at the Triad Theater in Yelm, Washington on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.