Check out these side by side comparison photos of an interview with Paul McCartney in 1966 vs. 1967.
Notice every aspect of the face. Look closely. Don't they look like obviously different people?
Just going by the photos you posted, on the differences between Paul (left) and Faul (right) here is what I see...
- Paul has a more rounded, squatter skull shape than Faul, who's head seems more oblong vertically.
- Paul appears to have a longer, V shaped jaw line, whereas Faul appears to have a slightly more squat, slightly wider, rounded jaw line.
- Paul has a rounded, pointy chin, whereas Faul has what is commonly referred to as a "butt-chin".
- From a side profile, Paul seems to have a rounded face, whereas Faul seems to have a flatter facial structure.
- Paul seems to have a smaller forehead than Faul.
- Paul seems to have a narrow mouth, whereas it looks to me like Faul is purposely trying to make his mouth appear narrower than it is. As evidence, compare the top 4 right side photos of Faul to the bottom photo, notice his mouth is wider in the last photo?
I could probably find more differences if I sat here longer and kept comparing, but I want to move on...
I wanted to share some things I recall from a film called "Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison" which is claimed to be based on micro cassette recordings made by George Harrison shortly before his death. The film lays out all of the clues about Paul McCartney's alleged car crash in 1966, which resulted in his death. I'm going off of memory here, and please forgive me if I'm off, it was a year ago that I saw the film, but I'm planning on watching it again, so after I do, I'll update this if necessary.
According to the film, the Beatles were at the studio doing some recording sessions, when a disagreement between Paul McCartney and the other members of the Beatles broke out. Eventually this disagreement turned into a heated argument, and almost a fight, which is when Paul stormed out of the studio and went for a drive. Whilst Paul was out driving, it began to rain. Paul continued driving, and eventually came upon a girl in a blue dress, name Rita (the film claims she is where the lyric "Lovely Rita, Meter Maid" comes from, as she was in a blue dress) who was walking down a country road, trying to catch a ride. Paul stopped and picked her up. At first, the girl was unaware it was McCartney, but eventually she realized who she was riding with, and began, forcibly, to try and kiss him, which resulted in McCartney jerking the steering wheel, causing him to crash into a tree, resulting in him being thrown from the vehicle, smacking his head on the tree trunk, and dying.
The rest of the Beatles were summoned to the scene of the accident by the Police. Upon arrival is when they were first informed that Paul had been killed in an accident. They were then shown his body, which hadn't been removed from the scene of the accident. They then met a man who was only referred to as "Maxwell", who was a British MI5 agent. "Maxwell" then informed them that they (MI5) were going to replace Paul McCartney with a look alike, the reason being that because of the Beatles extreme popularity, the British government was deeply concerned that if it were discovered that Paul McCartney was dead, that hundreds, or possibly thousands of young girls enamored by Paul McCartney would possibly try to kill themselves upon learning of his death. "Maxwell" told them that they were to continue on with the band, working with the replacement Paul McCartney, or that they would all join McCartney. It was at this point that "Maxwell" showed them McCartney's body, pulling the sheet off of McCartney's face and said "Looks like a Walrus, doesn't he?" (the film claims this is where "I am the Walrus" comes from).
The film mentions that in either 1965 or early 1966, there was a radio station contest for a Paul McCartney look alike, who's winner was a close match to the actual Paul McCartney. It was this man that "Maxwell" is said to have gotten as the replacement for McCartney. While the winner was close in appearance, he wasn't close enough, and the film claims that "Maxwell" arranged for him to have the needed facial surgeries to convincingly fill in for McCartney. The film further claims that it was scarring from these surgeries that resulted in the change in the look of the Beatles hair, and McCartney's sudden adoption of a mustache.
There's a bunch of stuff I can't recall so well after this point, but here are things I do remember.
According to the film, the remaining Beatles and "Faul" (which the film claims was the Beatles' nickname for the replacement) eventually began to feel dishonest about what they were doing, perpetuating a lie, and hiding the death of Paul McCartney from the world. They felt that the fans deserved to know. So they began to hide clues in their music, and on their album covers. Small ones, because they knew that if they were too overt, "Maxwell" would likely make good on his promise that they "would all join McCartney" if they didn't play ball. Eventually, "Maxwell" learned of the clues they had placed, and was unhappy, and reminded them to go along with the cover up, or that he'd fulfill his threat, and he ordered them to stop placing clues about McCartney's death into their music, which they did, at first.
Eventually, John Lennon began experimenting with more subtle ways of leaving clues in their music, this is where the backwards masking came in. So they backwards masked things into their music, hoping that "Maxwell" wouldn't discover them, or that if he did, he wouldn't be so mad, as it was backwards, and it wasn't easy to discover.
According to the film, after the Beatles had broken up, John Lennon wanted to inform the fans of Paul McCartney's death, and why they did what they did, but "Maxwell" convinced him not to. Years later, John's conscience was eating at him, so he contacted the other members, and Faul, and told them that he was going to go public. The other members and Faul strongly advised against it, but John couldn't take it anymore, and said he was going to go public because it had been a long time, Beatlemania was over, and that it was time to tell the fans the truth. The film alleges that this is why John Lennon was shot in NYC, he was assassinated by MI5 to prevent the disclosure of the truth about McCartney.
Overall, this film supplied plenty of clues, and it laid out a plausible story to support the assertion that Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. Again, I might not be recalling this info with 100% accuracy, as it's been at least a year since I saw this film. I do remember that I found this film to be quite intriguing, I saw it on Netflix, so if it's still on there, I suggest watching it.
Any opinions, comments?