Originally Posted by brady
Paul is dead?!?!?
Yeah, I know that one. But hearing about it after the fact (I was born in '73) I don't understand how is was perpetuated. Can any old hippies on here help me with that one?
Another lyric reference I know is that Collective Soul's 'Smashing Young Man' was supposedly written about Billy Corgan who claimed CS ripped off 'Shine' from him. Shine was written back in 1987, long before whatever Smahing Pumpkins song Billy was referring to.
It was a rumor started by some college students who had nothing better to do but smoke pot and analyze Beatles songs for clues of Paul's death. They said he had been replaced. The most famous clue was on the cover of Abbey Road where Paul is the only one barefoot and the VW bug says If 26, meaning if Paul were still alive he'd be 26. I think it was actually the Beatles making fun of the rumor. But it started with the cover of Sgt Peppers.