Who Buried Paul McCartney?

Status: Documentary
A Dutch TV station, omroep.nl (I think it's a TV station), has an interesting documentary online about the Paul Is Dead hoax. The documentary is in English, but with Dutch subtitles. I had to select the Real Player option to get the video to play.

The documentary contains interviews with many of the key players in the events of 1969, including Russ Gibb (the Detroit DJ whose broadcast about the Paul is dead rumor brought it to the attention of a national audience), Tom Zarski (the kid who called Russ Gibb and told him to play Revolution 9 backwards), and Fred LaBour (the student journalist whose article first presented many of the clues to readers... LaBour is dressed as a cowboy in his interview because he's now a member of a western music group called Riders in the Sky). At the end of the documentary Russ Gibb claims to know a piece of information about the origin of the rumor that he's not yet willing to share with the public. Very mysterious. One can only speculate about whether he really does know something, or if he's full of it.


Posted on Tue Nov 08, 2005


There is a similar rumour going around that Pope John Paul is dead; I find it hard to believe, myself, although he has been awfully quiet since 1978. Apparently if you say the Lord's Prayer backwards and then reverse it you get some nonsense about a bustle in your hedgerow.

It is amusing to search Google for "Pop John Paul"; even the BBC is not immune. The Vatican's official website is much better in this respect, in that the only pages which mention Pop are talking about the musical genre, as in this extract from some kind of article or other from 1997:
"...modern culture rapidly produces mythologies, tells new legends, fosters new rites. The new patterns are no less distinct than the habits and rules of religious orders, if less codified. The gangs in the street, the many shades of music cultures among young people (pop, rock, hard rock, death metal, hiphop, house, synt, country, jazz) are like liturgical rites, all with their specific clothing styles, uniform answers and gestures. Music makes it possible to transcend oneself, to dissolve one's self in the rhythmic movement of the mass, to be absorbed into the universe."

Heavy stuff there. Also, if you play the Beatles' "Revolution #9" forwards it sounds like a bunch of mashed-up tape snippets and crowd noises etc.
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Tue Nov 08, 2005  at  05:47 PM
Wow, Dutch is an awesome language! Dood=dead, I think. and lots of z's and c's. 😊
Posted by Snowy  on  Tue Nov 08, 2005  at  06:52 PM
"Apparently if you say the Lord's Prayer backwards and then reverse it you get some nonsense about a bustle in your hedgerow."

That is probably the funniest thing I have ever heard.
Posted by Razela  on  Tue Nov 08, 2005  at  08:38 PM
Dood = dead yes, Snowy.

This has been broadcast by the NPS (Nederlandse Programmma Stichting = Dutch Program Foundation), which is one of the Dutch state-funded, non-commercial TV stations (they don't have their own channel, but fill part of the time on one of three channels shared by several non-commercial TV stations).

Omroep.nl is a URL shared by several of these Dutch TV stations (omroep = broadcast).
Posted by LaMa  on  Thu Nov 10, 2005  at  01:44 PM
So who exactly is the guy now masquerading as Paul McCartney, one of David Icke's lizard people?
Posted by Nigel Pond  on  Fri Nov 11, 2005  at  08:16 AM
It should be obvious to anyone who's listened to Paul McCartney's (excuse me, "Sir" Paul McCartney's) records that he's been dead at least since before "Jet" was released. John Lennon pointed this out years ago in "How Do You Sleep?"
Posted by Big Gary in an undisclosed location  on  Fri Nov 11, 2005  at  05:32 PM
Oh, Gary, that is very funny indeed! About as hilarious as Lennon's entire solo career and that freak of a wife he had. The best thing he evr did was get shot.
Posted by jason Thompson  on  Tue Nov 15, 2005  at  12:37 PM
I was wondering how long it would take the Paulophiles to go after me. A bit under 4 days, it turns out.

OK, John and Yoko did do a few silly things, but at least they had a kind of integrity about them, which is more than you can ever say for Paul, post-Beatles.

An aging Beatlemaniac friend of mine (she saw them on their 1964 American tour) insisted I watch Paul McCartney's self-lovefest halftime show during this year's Super Bowl. Afterward, I said, "That was truly horrible (I dare you to pretend it wasn't!), but at least he kept his shirt on."
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  on  Wed Nov 16, 2005  at  07:31 PM
the Dutch are a serious people, aren't they, Snowy?
Thankyou for liking the z's and the c's in my language. try some ch's and g's they are fun too!
Posted by Fitheach  on  Thu Dec 08, 2005  at  07:11 PM
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