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Thread #142485   Message #3286090
Posted By: meself
06-Jan-12 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Paul is dead...sort of
Subject: RE: BS: Paul is dead...sort of
This may be one of those "you had to be there" things, but I'll give a go ....

There used to be a kind of hip variety show that ran on CKLW TV in the late afternoon or early evenings in Windsor, Ontario, back in the '60s. Might've been 'Swingin' Time' with Robin Seymour. All the Motown acts would come over from Detroit and lip-synch their hits. Well, there were a few different shows like that over the years, so I might be conflating them. Anyway, one time there was a touring comedy duo on, from England; one of them was, we were told, a brother of Paul McCartney. This was at the height of the 'Paul is dead' phenomenon, so the host of course asked Paul's brother for the goods. "No, he's not dead," said the brother. "In fact, he saw me off at the airport when we started this tour." The other comedian said, "But he wasn't looking too good was he? ... And there was a voice in the background saying [pinching nose], 'I bury Paul'!"

(McCartney's brother did not deny the validity of these observations).