It is hard to comprehend the idea that Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan or Brian Jones were killed and replaced by a look-alike in the 1960s. by Nolan Moore /listverse.com
We love these men, and that is why we research these accusations. It is fun to hear what people are saying. In the fall of 1969, shortly after the release of The Beatles Abbey Road album, a rumor swept America concerning the death of Paul McCartney.
People began to study the cover of Abby Road and wonder why McCartney is barefoot in the picture and out-of-step with the other Beatles. The evidence and suggestions regarding McCartney’s death quickly spread around the world. People began to phone in claims that The Beatles were using extensive hidden messages and backmasking in their records.
The Paul is dead rumor popularized the use of backmasking in music. Let’s examine some of the most notorious claims.
The Honourable Tara Browne was a young London socialite, who was killed in an automobile accident on December 18, 1966. Browne was the son of Dominick Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore and a long lasting member of the House of Lords. Tara’s mother is Oonagh Guinness, who was the heiress to the Guinness fortune and the youngest of the three Golden Guinness Girls.
Tara Browne was the heir to the Guinness dry stout fortune. The circumstances surrounding his death are connected to The Beatles and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones. For starters, Tara Browne died during the same three-month time span that Paul McCartney is said to have passed. Browne was killed when his white Lotus Elan convertible crashed into a large truck near the junction of Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens, in Kensington, London. Tara Browne’s crash is extremely similar to some of the accounts of Paul McCartney’s fatal accident.
A woman named Suki Potier was in the car with Tara Browne when he was killed. Suki was an English model. Following the crash, Potier started dating Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, who was a great friend of Tara. Suki moved into Jones fifteenth century farmhouse in the last few months before his death. Tara Browne had a relationship with The Beatles. He was friends with both John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Tara Browne was with Paul McCartney when he crashed his moped in 1965, and received facial injuries. In 1967, The Beatles released the song A Day in the Life. The song has become famous for words describing a car accident. John Lennon has said the lyrics for A Day in the Life were written about the death of Tara Browne.
“He blew his mind out in a car. He didn’t notice that the lights had changed. A crowd of people stood and stared. They’d seen his face before, nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords.”
Seeing how Tara Browne was from the House of Lords, the lyrics are interesting. Some people have suggested that Paul McCartney was in the car with Tara Browne when he was killed. Web pages have been devoted to the comparison of Tara Browne and Paul McCartney images. Some have suggested that Tara replaced Paul McCartney, or that Brian Jones was in the crash. There are rumors of a gay relationship between Jones and Browne. Others have noted McCartney’s friendship with Tara Browne’s sister, Sabrina Guinness. In an interesting fact, Keith Richards named his second son Tara after Tara Browne. Sadly, Tara Richards was born prematurely and died soon after birth. In the photograph, Tara Browne can be seen on the right side of the image, looking a bit like Paul. Pictures of Dominick Browne are revealing. His eyes look like Paul McCartney in 2011.