Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;Paul is dead.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It was the late 1960s, the Beatles hadnand#8217;t toured since 1966, and some truly bizarre indications began appearing, pointing to the unthinkable: Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident and replaced by a look-alike. andlt;iandgt;The Walrus Was Paulandlt;/iandgt; unearths every single clue from one of rock and#8217;nand#8217; rolland#8217;s most enduring puzzles and takes you on a magical mystery tour of baffling, yet fascinating, hints for solving this mystery.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Test your and#8220;Paul is deadand#8221; trivia knowledge. Did you find and answer the following clues on the front cover?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;To what song does the title, andlt;iandgt;The Walrus Was Paul,andlt;/iandgt; refer?andlt;BRandgt; -and#8220;I Am the Walrus,and#8221; which appeared on the clue-filled album andlt;iandgt;Magical Mystery Tour.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;There is an egg in Pauland#8217;s eye. Why?andlt;BRandgt; -In the song and#8220;I Am the Walrus,and#8221; John Lennon sings, and#8220;I am the eggman...I am the walrusand#8221;and#8212;and later, in the song and#8220;Glass Onion,and#8221; we find out that, in fact, and#8220;the walrus was Paul.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;To what album (and richest source of and#8220;Paul is deadand#8221; clues) do the red, Victorian-style design elements on the front refer?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Why is the image of Paul McCartney on the cover blurry? Are there distinguishing characteristics that might lead you to conclude something is awry?andlt;BRandgt; -Many photographs of Paul in these questionable years were blurry, and Paul had a mustache, which allegedly concealed the fact that this was not Paul and the plastic-surgery scars were being hidden from his curious public.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The anagram on the bottom of the cover refers to a Greek island where John Lennon had what planned?andlt;BRandgt; -The island Leso is the and#8220;hidden Greek islandand#8221; on which John Lennon planned to bury Paul, and it is spelled out as and#8220;Be at Lesoand#8221; on the cover of andlt;iandgt;Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.andlt;/iandgt;
Once the bestselling title in the Beatlefest catalog, this is a fun, definitive book on the "Paul is dead" hoax surrounding Paul McCartney.192 pp.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-202) and index.
About the Author
R. Gary Patterson teaches high school literature and lives with his wife, Delores, in Oliver Springs, Tennessee.