Today In Pop Music: October 22 – Paul McCartney Denies He’s Dead
OCTOBER 22 BIRTHDAYS
1942 – Annette Funicello (Mousketeer – ‘Taul Paul’ ,’O Dio Mio’, ‘Pineapple Princess’ – died 2013)
1942 – Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four – ‘I Fought The Law’ – died under mysterious circumstances in1966)
1945 – Leslie West (Mountain – guitar – ‘Mississippi Queen’)
1946 – Eddie Brigati (The Rascals – vocals)
1985 – Zachary Hanson (Hanson – ‘MMMBop’, ‘I Will Come To You’)
ON THIS DAY
1966 – The Supremes became the first female group to top the Billboard album chart with ‘Supremes A Go-Go’, knocking The Beatles ‘Revolver’ out of the top spot.
1966 – The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100, where it would eventually reach #1.
1969 – Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors he was dead. Fred LaBour started the story as a prank in an article he wrote as an arts writer at the for the university of Michigan student paper The Michigan Daily. One of the clues he was dead was (as Fred wrote) found on the cover of the Abbey Road album, when Paul was pictured as the only one not waring shoes, which was supposed to be a sign of death. Paul’s explaination? It was simply a hot day the picture was taken.
Silly as it may sound, people are still posting facial comparisons of Paul’s face through the years to plead their case that he died in 1967.
He didn’t – and his current album ‘New’ is climbing the Billboard album chart.
Get over it.
When Paul was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman in August 2009, Dave bought up the story.