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Is this the real reason Sir Paul is reconnecting with the past?

Music legend Sir Paul McCartney has been busy in recently weeks recreating links with the glorious years of The Beatles.

He revisited places from his childhood with entertainer James Corden in his carpool karaoke, then entertained around 110 guests at a secret concert at the legendary Carvern Club in Liverpool.

All great publicity for the 76-year-old veteran’s forthcoming tour but could he have another, far more intriguing reason, to be seen to re-connect with the past?

For it will take a bit more than You Tube censorship to dispel widespread theories that Sir Paul isn’t who you think he is at all.

I vividly remember the moment ‘Paul McCartney died in 1966’ flashed across my computer screen.

Now I’d managed to stomach 9/11 as an inside job and the death of Princess Diana as a state murder but this, surely, was a conspiracy theory too far.

Surely our beloved rulers could not have lied to us for half a century about one of music’s most beloved icons?

What I’ve discovered since researching a multitude of interesting subjects is that this is a daft question.

Of course they could lie to us – they lie to us so regularly.

But did they lie to us in this specific case?

The story goes that James Paul McCartney, at the top of his fame with the Beatles, met his demise in a car crash in the early hours of November 9 1966.

Depending on your take, it was either an accident or murder.

For this to be true, there has to be a rational explanation over Paul’s replacement.

The most popular is that this is a man called William Shears Campbell, who reportedly won a McCartney look-alike contest and was also a very talented musician.

Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be too much evidence of his existence post 1966 unless he was the man in the car accident, of course.

Theorists claim The Beatles dropped major hints that all was not what it seemed, particularly in imagery on the cover of the legendary album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Facts worth mentioning include that The Beatles, who had just conquered America, never toured again post November 1966, the famous partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney clearly faded after that time and Beatles manager Brian Epstein mysteriously committed suicide the following August.

Oh, and also Paul seemed to have a change in taste in his personal life, breaking up his relationship with Jane Asher and eventually marrying Linda.

But for me the most interesting development in recent times was a lengthy interview given by Stephen Dickenson, who claimed to be the original Paul’s son.

He said the story was confirmed to him by his mother and that there’d later been a dramatic family meeting with the other Beatles, minus Paul, at which the deception was discussed.

But would you believe it the video, which received more than a million views inside two years, has since been taken down by You Tube.

Perhaps they thought there wasn’t sufficient interest in it…….pardon me for laughing.

The 1966 story goes hand in hand with theories that The Beatles were not just a musical sensation but a state project.

It is certainly difficult otherwise to fathom why anyone would want to keep such an astonishing secret.

Meanwhile other recent events have done little to help Sir Paul’s plight.

His son James, also a budding musician, caused consternation by refusing to talk about his parents at all when that was the subject we all wanted to know about.

And Sir Paul has been reported as misremembering that he didn’t write the famous Beatles hit In My Life. It was instead almost certainly written by his friend John Lennon – before 1966, of course.


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