It’s been more than 50 years since The Beatles first took the world by storm, and in that time, there have been all sorts of rumors about the band and its members. One of the most common rumors is that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike. However, that rumor has been addressed. Come along with FactsVerse as we loop you in on the details.
About Mary McCartney
Mary McCartney is a British photographer, director, and animal rights activist. She is the daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, and the younger sister of Stella McCartney. McCartney began her photography career in the early 1990s, when she photographed her father and stepmother for their book, Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now. She has since gone on to shoot for a variety of publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. In 2016, McCartney made her directorial debut with the short film Ringo’s Big Day Out. The following year, she directed the documentary If These Walls Could Sing, about Abbey Road Studios.
Paul McCartney’s daughter finally addresses the rumors about his death.
In an appearance on “Good Day New York,” Mary McCartney, the daughter of The Beatles legend Paul McCartney, addressed the constant death rumors involving her father. She thinks the way these rumors spread is absurd. She also believes that the fact that people care so much about her father’s well-being is a testament to his fame.
Mary continued by stating that she frequently calls her father on the phone and that he is still very much alive and well. She remarked how wonderful it was to know that so many people cared about her dad, and how nice it was to hear that. She later reassured the audience that her dad is doing quite well.
In response to a question on how the rumors about her father’s passing spread, Mary stated that one hypothesis centers on the Abbey Road record cover, in which Paul may be seen strolling barefoot and out of step with his bandmates.
According to the idea, the white Volkswagen Beetle carries a license plate that reads “28IF,” indicating that Paul would’ve been 28 IF he had survived. The four Beatles also serve as a representation of a funeral procession, with George serving as the gravedigger, Paul as the dead, Ringo as the faithful, and John as the priest.
Another explanation involves playing “Strawberry Fields Forever” backwards. According to one theory, Lennon sings the song’s closing line, “I buried Paul,” in that particular context.
She claims there are two different sides to her father.
She claims that her father, Paul McCartney, the Beatle, is one thing, while her father, Paul McCartney, the family guy, is another. She went on to say that although he is viewed by many as an untouchable idol, he is actually just an ordinary man who enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mary claims that her father, although among the most well-known individuals in the world, is incredibly modest and always prioritizes his family.
She described how the family treats him normally in spite of his international fame. Whenever he tries to share a story, everyone jumps over him because it is family, after all. Additionally, Mary told Echo about Paul’s aptitude for cooking.
She said that he is typically assigned to make the mashed potatoes at family gatherings. She also said that he takes forever using a fork to whisk the mash.
Mary revealed that her dad enjoys making the lasagna from her mother’s first cookbook and that he also makes excellent mashed potatoes.
Mary claimed that her father is actually just a regular guy who enjoys spending time with his family, despite his notoriety. And if you look at what he did during the pandemic, that statement rings especially true. The 78-year-old former Beatle was scheduled to play on the Pyramid Stage of the Somerset Festival on Saturday night as part of a string of concerts throughout Europe in 2020.
Instead, he spent the lockdown at his farm in East Sussex, where he recorded his solo album, McCartney III, alongside his daughter Mary and four grandkids.
It demonstrates that despite being one of the most well-known musicians in history, he is ultimately just as loving as everyone else.
Sir Paul McCartney, the family man
McCartney has been married three times and has five children. McCartney has been outspoken about fatherhood, saying that it is the most important job in the world. In a 2012 interview with The Telegraph, he said that the one thing he’d like to be remembered for is being a good father and that his kids are now his life. The births of Mary, Stella, and James, Paul’s oldest children, marked his first time becoming a father with his late wife Linda McCartney. After they got married in 1969, he adopted Linda’s daughter Heather and later became her father.
However, after Linda passed away from breast cancer in April 1998, he continued on with his life and married Heather Mills. Beatrice was born into the family, expanding Paul’s, however, in 2008, Paul and Heather divorced after six years of marriage. He wed Nancy Shevell, his third wife, in 2011.
Paul’s children have made significant career advancements, with the exception of Beatrice, who is still in her teen years. Mary is a well-known photographer. Mary is the mother of 4 kids, namely: Arthur, Elliot, Sam, and Sid, with her husband, the film director Simon Aboud.
James followed his father’s footsteps and has even assisted his father in putting together several of his studio books. Even better, he has put out two EPs and full albums on his own. Heather is a well-known British potter and designer today, and she has had art shows in several cities around the globe, including Phoenix, Sydney, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. According to IMDb, she has also appeared in a number of her father’s documentaries, such as Let It Be and Wingspan
Stella McCartney has established herself as one of the most prominent names in the fashion industry. She obtained her degree from Central St Martins in 1995, and in 2001 she established her own fashion label. She currently owns and operates 51 independent stores. They consist of the Soho neighborhood in Manhattan, the Mayfair and Brompton Cross neighborhoods in London, the West Hollywood neighborhood in Los Angeles, and the Palais Royal neighborhood in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Because Beatrice does not have a caretaker, Paul does everything independently, including driving her to and getting her from school every day.
Says she didn’t realize her father was popular while growing up.
Paul and her mother Linda raised her on the family’s property in Peasmarsh, close to Rye. Paul bought the breathtaking 160-acre property, known as Blossom Wood Farm, in 1973. Mary McCartney claimed that, as a child, she was unaware of how well-known her father was. She didn’t start to comprehend the scope of his celebrity until she was older.
Mary McCartney used to spend hours at dinner with her family talking about things other than music. She spoke of her early years, saying she had many happy memories of doing things with her family, including chatting about cuisines and brainstorming new ideas.
She reflected on the many fans who sought her father out for autographs and pictures, and how shocked she was by the response. She claimed that seeing how many people admire and appreciate him is still unreal.
In reality, Paul and Linda had always wanted to do that. The parents made an effort to keep their kids out of the public eye. Mary didn’t even know till she was older that both of her parents were well-known.
Mary admitted there were advantages to being a celebrity child, even though she may not have appreciated them at the time. She had the opportunity to travel and meet some incredible people. She added that she considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to see her father’s career in music firsthand.
Speaking in advance of National Vegetarian Week, she stated that seeing kids taste parsley and chive leaves brought back happy memories of her own beautiful youth.
In 1975, Paul and Linda decided to make the transition to vegetarianism as a family out of concern for the well-being of animals, their own health, and the health of the world. Every time Linda cooked, her daughter would request her cream of tomato soup.
About the Documentary
When it comes to iconic recording studios, Abbey Road is undoubtedly one of the most famous in the world. And now, thanks to Mary McCartney’s new documentary, ‘If These Walls Could Sing,’ we’re getting an up-close and personal look at what goes on behind the scenes. The Beatles may have famously recorded their last album at the studio in 1970, but for McCartney, Abbey Road has always been much more than just a recording space. It’s a place with a rich history and an incredible legacy, one that she was determined to capture on film. Along the way, McCartney interviews some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Paul McCartney himself, Giles Martin (the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin), and current Abbey Road staff members. The end result is a deeply personal and affectionate look at a place that holds a special place in so many people’s hearts.
There you have it. It’s now time to hear from you. Did you also believe the rumors of Sir Paul’s death? If so, what was your theory?