jeffbayson Posted February 14, 2003 Share Posted February 14, 2003 Authorities Discover Former Beatle Paul McCartney HOLLYWOOD HILLS, CA (AP) To the delight of Beatles fans worldwide, the legendary former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, has been discovered alive. After searching here, there and everywhere, an anonymous tip led police to McCartneys 4,700 square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday morning. The 60-year old rocker also known as The Walrus has been transported to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for safekeeping. Prominent Beatles historian, Sam Leach, calls the discovery a major breakthrough. A living Paul McCartney can fill in so many gaps in our Beatles knowledge, says Leach. Did John [Lennon] prefer his eggs over-easy, poached or scrambled? Who played the first note when they tuned their instruments? These facts can help us improve our understanding of the Beatles phenomenon. Authorities became aware that the legend may still be alive after he conducted a successful U.S. tour, selling out stadiums nationwide. The possibility of new outtake recordings excites bootleggers and collectors alike. Audio archivist Matthew Frick has taken the arduous job of recording every remaining moment of Sir Pauls life. The Let it Be recordings gave us a glimpse into the Beatles personalities, says Frick. When they left the tape running between songs, the Beatles inadvertently recorded conversations that reveal their feelings about their music, their lives and each other. With Paul alive and held captive, we now can literally record thousands of hours of chatter between Paul and his loved ones. Its staggering. The ACLU has questioned whether holding McCartney captive violates his rights. Americans, even famous ones, have certain unalienable rights, said ACLU Executive Director, Anthony Romero. No individual can be held prisoner simply to satisfy the curiosity of the masses, nor to drive Clevelands failing tourism industry. Hold on, hes British? Never mind, Romero added. In a statement issued this morning through his publicist, McCartney said he was in good spirits, and hoped to be released soon so he could keep making music for my fans and assume sole authorship of Yesterday, one of pops all-time classic songs. Police refuse to comment on whether McCartneys plans to record another classical album have any bearing on his recent incarceration. Rumors that Ringo Starr may still be alive are unfounded, officials said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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