The world knew all about Paul's death and the massive cover up by the time The Beatles split as a band. They began looking at the photographic evidence and noticing things like how pre-crash Paul parted his hair to one side, while post-crash Paul parted it to the other side. They noticed how real Paul had attached earlobes, while Faul had detached earlobes. How this mean anything other than that there had to be two different Paul McCartneys!
At this point there was no need for The Beatles to continue to release evidence, as they had moved on to their solo careers. Still, the guilt ate at them, and they felt compelled to continue releasing evidence. The first solo clue appeared on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album, released in 1970. George had built up a huge backlog of songs over the years and this resulted in a triple album of all the stuff he couldn't get recorded by The Beatles. One song was called It's Johnny's Birthday, and it was written for John Lennon's birthday. It's a herky jerky and joyful song, and one wouldn't think it held any deeper significance beyond well wishes. In fact, if you play it backwards you hear an astonishing secret message...
A much more blunt message was sung by John in his song How Do You Sleep. While it seems to be a pretty straightforward song of bitterness towards "Paul McCartney", it also includes the damning line "Those freaks was right when they said you was dead...".
The most incredible solo Beatles clue actually comes from "William Campbell" himself. Paul McCartney released his album Memory Almost Full in 2007, and on it is a song called Gratitude. The lyrics express gratitude for everything he has been given, and how he would like to show his gratitude. Could this be William Campbell expressing his gratitude for all that his sacrifices have brought him? Before you answer, listen to the backwards message in the song. It couldn't be more obvious.
He literally sings "Who is this now? I was Willie Campbell!"
How's that for the truth?
Thanks for listening to my daylong indulgence marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Paul McCartney. It was all in good fun. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!