Unfortunately, I cannot copy the text from the website, but perhaps in an inspired moment I can type it out, or post a synopsis. 'Til then, read and be amazed by clicking on the link above. Or see JoJo's post below! THANK YOU, JoJo!
By the way, regarding this sentence:
"Do you recall the furor back in 1966, when the media announced to a shocked public that Paul McCartney was dead, killed in a car crash?"
I certainly don't! The first I ever heard about the possibility was on Roby Yonge's WABC broadcast in October of 1969.
Does anyone remember hearing such an announcement?
Linda didn't always get her facts right, it would seem. There was a famous New York DJ known as "William B. Williams" on WNEW (AM), who was known for his knowledge of Frank Sinatra era music, but I don't know of any "Billy B. Williams" known as "the 5th Beatle." Cousin Brucie of WABC tried to give himself that tag, but I don't think it worked. The late Scott Munie of WNEW-FM would have been a more likely candidate, but it was Roby Younge of WABC who broke the news of the possibility of PID to millions of Eastern U.S. listeners in 1969.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2006 19:52:59 GMT by byrdsmaniac
It may be my computer, but some of the text shows up a little murky on my screen, so I'll point out the following statements, and comment on the poem.
"After a careful study of several photographs of Paul, taken before and after November, 1966, it was indisputably clear to me that the eyebrows, nose, ears, and eyelids were markedly different in the two 'Pauls'. No way, in my opinion, could the two men be the same."
"I calculated the original Paul McCartney's horoscope. With the stars strongly supporting the car crash story, I had no honest choice but to agree with Professor Glazier's claims." (that Paul was in a car crash)
The poem she wrote:
"The Puzzlement of 28 IF"
alas and alack, alas and alack, what have we here? kiss a red carnation black - with one blue tear double, double, time-track trouble pick a strawberry four leaf clover play it backwards, play it backwards, play it over
don't cry, little lass, don't cry he's still alive......he didn't die he's writing songs for the three blind mice and the farmer's wife did you ever hear such a tale in your life?
step aside girl, and let him pass walkin' barefoot through the grass and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Hey, hey, Hey! isn't it groovy, like a Christmas day? he's still around, in London town with the farmer's wife and the three blind mice
play it backwards, listen twice...three blind mice then thank a song of sixpence if you're bright enough to see bright enough to see....
And Paul oh, Paul, dear Paul, the gentle one (see how they run...see how they run?) sing your Noel songs still sweetly
but do take care now, won't you, Luv? when they shove up close to hear you please take caution and beware of those flash bulbs poppin' near you
for 'tis written on an ancient scroll that the eyes are the windows of the soul
See how they run after Paul, the gentle one? but the eyes, ah yes! the eyes are the windows of the soul
I don't know whether Linda Goodman felt that he had been killed in the crash. She didn't believe that physical death was the end of a person's existence, but it seems to me that she's saying she believed he had continued his physical existance in the poem. Why would she caution him about exploding flashbulbs and close encounters? Unless she was saying this to Faul, which I doubt.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2006 20:35:18 GMT by byrdsmaniac
"but do take care now, won't you, Luv? when they shove up close to hear you please take caution and beware of those flash bulbs poppin' near you"
I think she is telling Faul that the more exposure he gets the move evidence will be against him.
"for 'tis written on an ancient scroll that the eyes are the windows of the soul"
I think here she is saying, people will know Faul is not Paul by a feeling inside. I know when Sgt Pepper came out, I didnt like Paul as much as I use to and I couldnt say why and that my feelings for the Beatles wained because of it. I didnt know then that he had been replaced. When I found that out, it all fell together for me. I knew why I didnt like him anymore. He wasnt Paul.