The Most Legendary Hoax In Music History: What Really Happened To Paul McCartney?

In the fall of 1969, college students all around the world were trying to find clues and hidden messages in Beatles songs and album covers, proving that Paul McCartney is dead. The ‘Paul is Dead’ hoax spread like wildfire and even made prime time news.


The theory? That Paul died in 1966 and was replaced. I know it sounds crazy, but some of the evidence that has been found over the years is pretty convincing. Get ready to take a deep dive into one of the music’s biggest urban legend.

Before I start, here’s a quick disclaimer: these are all just theories, and there is no proof that Paul McCartney is actually dead.