15 Craziest Urban Legends of Rock and Roll

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(via Purple Clover)

by John Birmingham

Paul Is Dead

Urban Legend: Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in 1966, but the Beatles kept it secret, replacing him with the winner of a Paul look-alike contest.

Kernel of Truth: McCartney’s Mini Cooper was involved in a collision, but Paul wasn’t in it. Yet fans found many clues of his demise, from the “funeral procession” on “Abbey Road” to John Lennon saying “I buried Paul” in “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Lennon’s actual words: “Cranberry sauce.”

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