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Turn Me On, Dead Man: Paul McCartney: 1946-1966

July 26, 2012

On the World Natalie Mueller Comments Off on Turn Me On, Dead Man: Paul McCartney: 1946-1966

While writing for Entertwist, an online entertainment journal, I got hooked on writing less-than-current op-eds about the music industry. Below is an excerpt from a post I wrote about the Dead Paul McCartney conspiracy.

“I’m standing on my wooden desk chair in the middle of my bedroom. “Getting Better” by The Beatles is on repeat on my boom box and, provided I don’t lose a hand to the ceiling fan, I really think this is going to be some of my best choreography yet. I’m seven years old and it will be another fourteen years before I first catch wind that that Paul McCartney’s magical voice on that track might be a lie.

As far as rumor goes, Paul McCartney is dead. In 1966 he allegedly wrecked his Aston Martin and did not survive to finish his work on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or, for that matter, any album tagged with his name and fame that has been released since. The dashing young man I ogled decades later on my father’s copy of Let it Be is not Paul McCartney but William Campbell, the winner of a McCartney look-alike contest that occurred, conveniently, at about the same time as the accident.

Or at least that is what the conspiracy theorists tell me.”

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