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[[WMG: ''Revolver' has the personalities of ''[[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]]'' inverted.]]

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[[WMG: ''Revolver' ''Revolver'' has the personalities of ''[[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]]'' inverted.]]



This is in fact true of the ''White Album'' track "Julia" and John's solo song "Mother." According to the genius page for the latter song, it is said that "Yes It Is," released as the B-side of "Ticket to Ride," was also inspired by the tragedy of his mother. Here are some other lines that "hide" such references:

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This is in fact true of the ''White Album'' track "Julia" and John's solo song "Mother." According to the genius Genius page for the latter song, it is said that "Yes It Is," released as the B-side of "Ticket to Ride," was also inspired by the tragedy of his mother. Here are some other lines that "hide" such references:


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[[WMG: MDC killed John Lennon because he believed that he was a Communist.]]

Perhaps he thought "Lennon vs. Lenin" and suspected this. Lennon himself described his most famous solo track, "Imagine," as "virtually the Communist Manifesto, even though I'm not particularly a Communist and I do not belong to any movement."


[[WMG: "Revolver" has the personalities of ''[[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]]'' inverted.]]
Roger Daltrey is a hot-headed, extroverted socialist, and George Harrison sings Taxman (where he complains about taxes), Love You To (he's extremely calm in that song), and I Want To Tell You (in which he's incredibly shy).

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[[WMG: "Revolver" ''Revolver' has the personalities of ''[[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]]'' inverted.]]
Roger Daltrey is a hot-headed, extroverted socialist, and George Harrison sings Taxman "Taxman" (where he complains about taxes), Love "Love You To To" (he's extremely calm in that song), and I "I Want To Tell You You" (in which he's incredibly shy).



[[WMG: I am The Walrus is about an ''Orwellion'' Dictatorship]]

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[[WMG: I am The Walrus is about an ''Orwellion'' ''Orwellian'' Dictatorship]]






[[WMG: Paul wanted to commit suicide after the last concert and failed to do so.]]

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[[WMG: Paul wanted to commit suicide after the last concert and failed to do so.concert.]]



** "I buried Paul" is the only one that throws a wrench in this whole theroy, as vampires generally aren't ''buried'' after climbing into their coffins. But when have the Beatles ''ever'' done what was normal? It would be just like John, George and Ringo to bury their vampiric mate's coffin during one of his kips, either as a prank, or because they were extremely high and just thought it was the proper thing to do at the time.
* ''"Here's another clue for you all...the walrus was Paul."'' Even if the walrus really is a symbol of death in some culture somewhere, why not choose a more obvious animal like a back cat, black dog, or bat? Well a bat would be ''too'' obvious; they don't want vampire-hunters catching on. But a walrus will be just obvious enough to vampires and their friends. Basically, by calling Paul "the walrus" the Beatels are saying he has "tusks" (fangs!).

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** "I buried Paul" is the only one that throws a wrench in this whole theroy, theory, as vampires generally aren't ''buried'' after climbing into their coffins. But when have the Beatles ''ever'' done what was normal? It would be just like John, George and Ringo to bury their vampiric mate's coffin during one of his kips, either as a prank, or because they were extremely high and just thought it was the proper thing to do at the time.
* ''"Here's another clue for you all...the walrus was Paul."'' Even if the walrus really is a symbol of death in some culture somewhere, why not choose a more obvious animal like a back black cat, black dog, or bat? Well a bat would be ''too'' obvious; they don't want vampire-hunters catching on. But a walrus will be just obvious enough to vampires and their friends. Basically, by calling Paul "the walrus" the Beatels Beatles are saying he has "tusks" (fangs!).




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** The chanting at the end of "I Am the Walrus" sounds like "Ha-ha, Paul is dead!" if you hear it clearly.


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[[WMG: "Revolver" has the personalities of [[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]] inverted.]]

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[[WMG: "Revolver" has the personalities of [[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]] ''[[Music/{{TheWho}} Quadrophenia]]'' inverted.]]



No, this does not rip off the ''Beatles for Sale'' theory despite the first six songs being in the same order on both albums. As the story begins, our hero, Robert Hartford, is waiting outside the house of his girlfriend, Margaret Barton, but she doesn't answer ("No Reply"), and Robert laments that he's lost her ("I'm a Loser"). Not long thereafter, he finds out why Margaret didn't answer; she mourns for her deceased fiancé, Charles Lambert ("Baby's in Black"). Hoping to get away from his sorrows, Robert takes a plane from London to Miami Beach BOAC, where he enjoys the upbeat songs ("Rock and Roll Music") and decides to become a rock musician. Despite only having an acoustic guitar, he believes that he has found his true calling and hopes to pursue music as his dream ("I'll Follow the Sun"). Still lovesick, however, Robert gives a prayer ("Mister Moonlight") to find the girl of his dreams. Returning to London, he is greeted by Margaret, who has realised how wrong she was to ignore him, but he warns her that if both should part ("Honey Don't"), no matter how distant they may be, he will always return to her ("I'll Be Back"). When she agrees to marry him, Robert is ecstatic ("She's a Woman"), and they enjoy a jubilant matrimony ("I Feel Fine"). Robert enjoys a happy life as a musician even when the groupie brigade ("Everybody's Trying to be My Baby") wants to pull him away from his wife.

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No, this does not rip off the ''Beatles for Sale'' theory despite the first six songs being in the same order on both albums. As the story begins, our hero, Robert Hartford, is waiting outside the house of his girlfriend, Margaret Barton, but she doesn't answer ("No Reply"), and Robert laments that he's lost her ("I'm a Loser"). Not long thereafter, he finds out why Margaret didn't answer; she mourns for her deceased fiancé, Charles Lambert ("Baby's in Black"). Hoping to get away from his sorrows, Robert takes a plane from London to Miami Beach BOAC, where he enjoys the upbeat songs ("Rock and Roll Music") and decides to become a rock musician. Despite only having an acoustic guitar, he believes that he has found his true calling and hopes to pursue music as his dream ("I'll Follow the Sun"). Still lovesick, however, Robert gives a prayer ("Mister Moonlight") to find the girl of his dreams. Returning to London, he is greeted by Margaret, who has realised how wrong she was to ignore him, but he warns her that if both should part ("Honey Don't"), no matter how distant they may be, he will always return to her ("I'll Be Back"). When she agrees to marry him, Robert is ecstatic ("She's a Woman"), and they enjoy a jubilant matrimony ("I Feel Fine"). Robert enjoys a happy life as a musician even when the groupie brigade ("Everybody's Trying to be My Baby") wants to pull him away from his wife.
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[[WMG: Several of John Lennon's songs make allusions to the death of his mother, Julia.]]

This is in fact true of the ''White Album'' track "Julia" and John's solo song "Mother." According to the genius page for the latter song, it is said that "Yes It Is," released as the B-side of "Ticket to Ride," was also inspired by the tragedy of his mother. Here are some other lines that "hide" such references:
* "Please Please Me": "[But] you know there's always rain in my heart" John was always sad without her.
* "Misery": "I'm the kind of guy/Who never used to cry" and "I've lost her now for sure/I won't see her no more" John never cried as heavily before seventeen, then his thoughts shifted more toward his mother after her death.
* "This Boy": "This boy wouldn't mind the pain" it hurt so much to think of Julia.
* "I Call Your Name": "I call your name, but you're not there" he knew that she would never answer (leading to "No Reply" later on), even if he waited to the death for her.
* "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)": "And when I awoke, I was alone" John was alone without his mother.


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* 11 Sep 1962: Best hires Andy White as a hitman to kill Ringo and replace him as a temporary drummer. White does not bring any weapons, however, because he figures that they would be confiscated, and Ringo's life is spared.


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* 1966: After returning from touring, Ringo receives a statement saying "I AM COMING FOR YOU P.B." in the mail. He does not get to read it, however, because Paul looks at it and finds out that it's a trap. The result leads to a car accident and rumours of Paul's "death."


This is generally considered one of the more canonical variants on this theory, although weather Phil Spector actually broke up the Beatles or served as a catalyst for the breakup is still debatable. Perhaps the final nail in the coffin for the group was when he remixed "The Long and Winding Road," a fact that so infuriated Music/PaulMcCartney that he released ''[=McCartney=]'' as his way of saying that the Beatles were no more.

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This is generally considered one of the more canonical variants on this theory, although weather Phil whether Spector actually broke up the Beatles or served as a catalyst for the breakup is still debatable. Perhaps the final nail in the coffin for the group was when he remixed "The Long and Winding Road," Road" for ''Let It Be'', a fact that so infuriated Music/PaulMcCartney that he released ''[=McCartney=]'' as his way of saying that the Beatles were no more.
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[[WMG: Brian Epstein's death broke up the Beatles.]]

Epstein's death left the Beatles without any manager, thereby leading to the chaos that ultimately ensued during the recordings of ''The White Album'', ''Let It Be'' and ''Music/AbbeyRoad''.

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[[WMG: Phil Spector broke up the Beatles.]]

This is generally considered one of the more canonical variants on this theory, although weather Phil Spector actually broke up the Beatles or served as a catalyst for the breakup is still debatable. Perhaps the final nail in the coffin for the group was when he remixed "The Long and Winding Road," a fact that so infuriated Music/PaulMcCartney that he released ''[=McCartney=]'' as his way of saying that the Beatles were no more.

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[[WMG: ''Beatles '65'' tells a definite story.]]

No, this does not rip off the ''Beatles for Sale'' theory despite the first six songs being in the same order on both albums. As the story begins, our hero, Robert Hartford, is waiting outside the house of his girlfriend, Margaret Barton, but she doesn't answer ("No Reply"), and Robert laments that he's lost her ("I'm a Loser"). Not long thereafter, he finds out why Margaret didn't answer; she mourns for her deceased fiancé, Charles Lambert ("Baby's in Black"). Hoping to get away from his sorrows, Robert takes a plane from London to Miami Beach BOAC, where he enjoys the upbeat songs ("Rock and Roll Music") and decides to become a rock musician. Despite only having an acoustic guitar, he believes that he has found his true calling and hopes to pursue music as his dream ("I'll Follow the Sun"). Still lovesick, however, Robert gives a prayer ("Mister Moonlight") to find the girl of his dreams. Returning to London, he is greeted by Margaret, who has realised how wrong she was to ignore him, but he warns her that if both should part ("Honey Don't"), no matter how distant they may be, he will always return to her ("I'll Be Back"). When she agrees to marry him, Robert is ecstatic ("She's a Woman"), and they enjoy a jubilant matrimony ("I Feel Fine"). Robert enjoys a happy life as a musician even when the groupie brigade ("Everybody's Trying to be My Baby") wants to pull him away from his wife.


A mysterious man by the name of William Shears Campbell saw how lucrative Music/TheBeatles were and decided that he needed a bit of the action. To do this, he ensured that an "accident" would befall Paqul. Knowing that the Beatles were arguing more and more, he waited for a session where Paul would become angry enough to storm out, and then cut the brakes on his car. He succeeded in killing Paul. Then he waited for the right opportunity to present an idea to the grief-stricken Beatles, manager Brian Epstein, and EMI: he bore an impeccable likeness to Paul and had musical skills, and so he roped them into the charade of his becoming Paul. Billy Campbell was a megalomaniac, and so he couldn't help but gloat about more-or-less taking over the Beatles; thus, he started to plant clues in the albums that indicated Paul was dead. He also figured that if he did this, the [[EpilepticTrees Conspiracy Theory]] would sound [[RefugeInAudacity so patently stupid, it wouldn't be taken seriously]] in the long run. His plan worked, but he developed a GambitRoulette to seize full control. He made sure things got worse for the Beatles until he could effectively disband them. He couldn't let Brian Epstein stand in his way, so he made sure Epstein had a drug overdose. While Billy waited for his time to come, John Lennon began to feel guilt for covering up Paul's death; for this reason, Billy Campbell arrangqed to have Lennon assassinated. Campbell didn't have the foresight for handling Music/MichaelJackson, though. Campbell never expected Jackson to actually ''take'' that advice to buy the publishing rights to the Beatles' catalogue, which deprived Campbell of its money. Incensed, Campbell started a subtle and manipulative campaign to discredit and destroy Michael Jackson's life. Free of the people who stood in his way, knowing that George Harrison's health was slowly declining, and knowing that Ringo wouldn't say anything, he decided to ride the Beatles train for as much as he could, reaping as much money as he could, knowing that one day he will be the only one standing.

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A mysterious man by the name of William Shears Campbell saw how lucrative Music/TheBeatles were and decided that he needed a bit of the action. To do this, he ensured that an "accident" would befall Paqul.Paul. Knowing that the Beatles were arguing more and more, he waited for a session where Paul would become angry enough to storm out, and then cut the brakes on his car. He succeeded in killing Paul. Then he waited for the right opportunity to present an idea to the grief-stricken Beatles, manager Brian Epstein, and EMI: he bore an impeccable likeness to Paul and had musical skills, and so he roped them into the charade of his becoming Paul. Billy Campbell was a megalomaniac, and so he couldn't help but gloat about more-or-less taking over the Beatles; thus, he started to plant clues in the albums that indicated Paul was dead. He also figured that if he did this, the [[EpilepticTrees Conspiracy Theory]] would sound [[RefugeInAudacity so patently stupid, it wouldn't be taken seriously]] in the long run. His plan worked, but he developed a GambitRoulette to seize full control. He made sure things got worse for the Beatles until he could effectively disband them. He couldn't let Brian Epstein stand in his way, so he made sure Epstein had a drug overdose. While Billy waited for his time to come, John Lennon began to feel guilt for covering up Paul's death; for this reason, Billy Campbell arrangqed arranged to have Lennon assassinated. Campbell didn't have the foresight for handling Music/MichaelJackson, though. Campbell never expected Jackson to actually ''take'' that advice to buy the publishing rights to the Beatles' catalogue, which deprived Campbell of its money. Incensed, Campbell started a subtle and manipulative campaign to discredit and destroy Michael Jackson's life. Free of the people who stood in his way, knowing that George Harrison's health was slowly declining, and knowing that Ringo wouldn't say anything, he decided to ride the Beatles train for as much as he could, reaping as much money as he could, knowing that one day he will be the only one standing.


She is viewed as a poor, lonely beggar because she doesn't follow the customs of the rest of the world, and the dictator, Father McKenzie, killed and buried her. Her existence was then covered up (wiping the dirt from his hands, died in the church and was buried along with her name) to keep the face of the world clean.

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She is viewed as a poor, lonely beggar because she doesn't follow the customs of the rest of the world, and the dictator, Father McKenzie, [=McKenzie=], killed and buried her. Her existence was then covered up (wiping the dirt from his hands, died in the church and was buried along with her name) to keep the face of the world clean.



[[WMG: Eleanor Rigby and Father Mackenzie were having an affair.]]

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[[WMG: Eleanor Rigby and Father Mackenzie [=McKenzie=] were having an affair.]]



She kept her face in a jar by the door (makeup, just a big, cheap jar of concealer or something that could have been caught on a dumpster diving trip or something that was bought using a bit of spare change that was occasionally left after the minimum requirement for food in Eleanor's opinion) instead of in the washroom because the abandoned building had no washroom mirrors or runnign water and/or had a mirror by the door. She picked up the rice to cook for supper, possibly also because she was a HomelessPigeonPerson and didn't want to risk her pigeon friends eating it out of the garbage or off the sidewalk when someone else swept it out of the church. Father Mackenzie found her late at night in the church (possibly when preparing for midnight mass, if the "sermon no-one would hear" was more than emphasizing the lonely tone of their lives) and buried her in a nameless grave out of respect, but could not invite her friends and family (even if she had them, he wouldn't know who they were to invite them). "No-one was saved" is because she never recieved last rights. "Wiping the dirt from his hands" was just to emphasize that Father Mackenzie had bothered to dig the grave himself, and not a metaphor.

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She kept her face in a jar by the door (makeup, just a big, cheap jar of concealer or something that could have been caught on a dumpster diving trip or something that was bought using a bit of spare change that was occasionally left after the minimum requirement for food in Eleanor's opinion) instead of in the washroom because the abandoned building had no washroom mirrors or runnign water and/or had a mirror by the door. She picked up the rice to cook for supper, possibly also because she was a HomelessPigeonPerson and didn't want to risk her pigeon friends eating it out of the garbage or off the sidewalk when someone else swept it out of the church. Father Mackenzie [=McKenzie=] found her late at night in the church (possibly when preparing for midnight mass, if the "sermon no-one would hear" was more than emphasizing the lonely tone of their lives) and buried her in a nameless grave out of respect, but could not invite her friends and family (even if she had them, he wouldn't know who they were to invite them). "No-one was saved" is because she never recieved last rights. "Wiping the dirt from his hands" was just to emphasize that Father Mackenzie [=McKenzie=] had bothered to dig the grave himself, and not a metaphor.



*** She Said She Said: Father McKenzie, a revolutionary leader, gives a rallying speech to his supporters before the Walrus' police attack and take him hostage along with many of his followers.
*** Come Together: The Walrus assimilates Father McKenzie and some of the revolutionaries.

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*** She Said She Said: Father McKenzie, [=McKenzie=], a revolutionary leader, gives a rallying speech to his supporters before the Walrus' police attack and take him hostage along with many of his followers.
*** Come Together: The Walrus assimilates Father McKenzie [=McKenzie=] and some of the revolutionaries.



*** Sun King: The Walrus adopts the title of "Sun King" and makes his new slaves: his old best friend, his wife, and Father McKenzie sing a song of praise for him.

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*** Sun King: The Walrus adopts the title of "Sun King" and makes his new slaves: his old best friend, his wife, and Father McKenzie [=McKenzie=] sing a song of praise for him.



*** Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Julia finds the new revolutionary camp in the woods. Sgt. Pepper, who was Father McKenzie's second in command, is the new leader.

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*** Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Julia finds the new revolutionary camp in the woods. Sgt. Pepper, who was Father McKenzie's [=McKenzie=]'s second in command, is the new leader.



*** Eleanor Rigby: Billy returns from a failed espionage mission, reporting Eleanor is dead, killed by the assimilated Father McKenzie. The revolutionaries want to go find her and pay their respects, but they know they cannot as it would compromise them.
*** Yellow Submarine: Billy and some of the other revolutionaries become disillusioned and decide to abandon the camp to try and find a way to escape instead of fight. Billy tells the others of a man he once knew who owned a yellow submarine, and they leave. Julia is tempted to leave, but Pepper makes her stay. They get into a fight, and Pepper goes off into the woods to be alone, where he runs into McKenzie and is assimilated.

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*** Eleanor Rigby: Billy returns from a failed espionage mission, reporting Eleanor is dead, killed by the assimilated Father McKenzie.[=McKenzie=]. The revolutionaries want to go find her and pay their respects, but they know they cannot as it would compromise them.
*** Yellow Submarine: Billy and some of the other revolutionaries become disillusioned and decide to abandon the camp to try and find a way to escape instead of fight. Billy tells the others of a man he once knew who owned a yellow submarine, and they leave. Julia is tempted to leave, but Pepper makes her stay. They get into a fight, and Pepper goes off into the woods to be alone, where he runs into McKenzie [=McKenzie=] and is assimilated.



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* Howard Stern asked him point blank, "Who broke up the Beatles?" Paul's response: "John did".

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[[WMG: Pete Best has been making attempts on Ringo's life since 1962]]
...and Ringo, being Ringo, is still completely oblivious. Best's attempts to end his replacement include the following:
* 1962: Best tries killing Ringo with a poisoned candy apple; but Ringo's immune system has had years of childhood illnesses to strengthen up, and the attempt fails. So Pete plots to get more creative...
* 1964: Pete Best sends Richard Starkey an [[Film/AHardDaysNight invitation to a casino club,]] where a hitman will be waiting for him. However, manager Brian Epstein won't let Ringo go, and Paul's grandfather steals the invitation and goes in Ringo's place. (Fortunately, the hit-men knew what Ringo looked like, so Paul's grandfather wasn't in any danger of being killed in his place.)
* 1965: Pete talks an [[Film/{{Help}} Indian Beatles fangirl into mailing Ringo her sacred Sacrificial Ring. However, her older sister intervenes,]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext and Ringo is not disemboweled as Pete Best hoped; though he is briefly (har har) de-pants-ed, suffering a taste of the shame Best has had to live with for the last three years.]]
* 1968: After reading the children's book Literature/{{Babar}}, Pete gets the idea to use poisonous mushrooms. He arrives at the Beatles' doorstep dressed as a Pizza Hutt driver, with a mushroom pizza ordered for them as a gift from an anonymous "fan." Naturally, Pete got the wrong kind of illegal mushrooms. The events of WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine [[MushroomSamba are what followed.]]
* 1969: Pete Best pays the Mafia to take Ringo out on a boat and send him for a swim with cement shoes. Ringo (still enjoying the effects of the mushroom pizza from the year before, in addition to the rest of TheSixties) thanks the friendly businessmen for the boat ride and the [[ComicallyMissingThePoint groovy new stilettos,]] before being tossed overboard. He lands in an octopus's garden. The animal takes a brief taste of the drummer before detecting the various dangerous substances in his body, and tosses him back onto land, leaving Ringo with a new idea for a song.
* 1974: Best tries poison a few more times, with various drugs and alcohol, which he delivers while disguised as various beautiful women (mustache still present), but Ringo is now fighting his addictions, and sings "No-No" to all the tempting offers.
* 1981: Pete, with the [[JustForPun help]] of the two mad scientists from Film/{{Help}}, sends Ringo back in time to [[Film/{{Caveman}} prehistoric years,]] hoping he'll be eaten by a saber-tooth tiger or something. Instead Ringo invents fire and music, and returns to the 20th Century with his new wife Creator/BarbaraBach.
* 1984: Best ties Ringo to railroad tracks, not realizing that some trains are [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine sentient.]] Thomas, Gordon, Sir Topham Hatt, etc. debate what to do about this obstruction in the middle of the railroad, while the ensnared Beatle makes comments about how their teamwork and mechanisms could be improved. They realize they have found the new Conductor they've been searching for, and Ringo gets a new job.
* Sometime between Mr. Conductor and the turn of the century: Pete Best successfully kills Ringo with an ax one dark stormy night, only for vampire Music/PaulMcCartney to change his friend at the last minute, causing Ringo to physically revert in age and become seemingly indestructible. Pete makes further attempts with sunlight, silver bullets and stakes, only to learn none of these have any effect on the undead drummer.
* 2006: While in Fiji, Best overhears that [[Music/KeithRichards a stoned British rock star is tripping out in a coconut tree.]] Hoping the tropical sun might be enough to disintegrate the vampiric ex-Beatle, or at least weaken him enough to die in the fall, Pete runs to the tree and shakes its trunk, aiming to dislodge the hiding vampire from the shade of the leaves. He shakes the tree until the star falls out, but it's not the [[IncrediblyLamePun Starr]] he was aiming for, and Keith survived the fall anyway. (Possibly due to him ''also'' being a vampire.)
* 2008: Pete plans to mail Ringo a bomb disguised as a Yellow Submarine figurine, set to detonate when Ringo signs his name on it. But the day he's about to mail his [[Film/{{Help}} fiendish thinngy,]] Ringo releases his "no more autographs" video on Website/YouTube. Pete rushes to get his weapon mailed within the given due date, but in his haste, mis-writes the address, and blows the rock home of a different "Starr" in [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Bikini Bottom]] instead.
* 2016: Pete Best takes up the dark arts, and unleashes a vicious [[HollywoodVoodoo Voodoo]] curse to kill a specific celebrity. Because he speaks so inaudibly, the gods get the wrong person. Countless beloved celebrity deaths later, Pete still hasn't managed to nab Ringo. He makes one final attempt on the final day of the year, and once again gets [[Creator/DebbieReynolds the wrong singer.]] By now the Voodoo gods have grown fed up, and refuse to help Best out anymore.
* 2019: Following the release of Film/{{Yesterday}}, the Beatles are back in the public eye, and Best figures he might be able to use the fanbase as a weapon. So he attempts to badmouth Ringo with a provoking clickbait article (written under a fake pen name obviously), making it appear as if Ringo has "brutally disrespected" Music/PaulMcCartney, hoping this will lead to a hoard of angry fans tearing the undead drummer limb from limb. However, no one falls for it.



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** In 2015, Ringo posted a photo on Twitter of his [[NightmareFuel bare (75-year-old)]] [[BrainBleach feet.]] The last time a Beatle showed off his [[Music/AbbeyRoad bare feet,]] it was to tell us all that he was dead! Count Ringo was just making a CallBack.



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[[WMG: Music/RingoStarr is now, also, a vampire]]
As explained in the "Paul is Dead" section, Paul is a vampire. When Ringo was around 60, he became one as well, hence why he not only looks shockingly good for 79, but is also surprisingly active and up to date on modern technology. What caused Ringo's death? Maybe it was a hoard of fangirls he could no longer outrun, who trampled him. Maybe [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and Friends]] rebelled against their human oppressors, in a bloody train rebellion that left hundreds dead on both sides. Maybe the octopus whose garden he loved to visit accidentilly hugged him too tightly and suffocated him. Maybe his drum set fell over, who knows. However it happened, Ringo was killed/fatally wounded. Paul didn't hesitate to save his friend, and make him a [[IncrediblyLamePun blood relative.]] Since then, Ringo hasn't aged a day over 60. He now wears sunglasses to hide his bloodread vampiric eyes. (Paul has more experience being a vampire and learned to hide them with his undead magic.)







[[WMG: The famous "Abbey Road" cover is not specifically about Paul, it's about each Beatles' role in the band.]]
Yes, it does look like a funeral procession; but as mentioned in the vampire theory, Paul is walking along with the "living" band members. And no band member is directly in the middle. It's not about Paul, and it's certainly not about Paul being dead. It's just a grim joke, highlighting each Beatles' public persona, and perceived role in the group:
* John is the leader, the one everyone's come to listen to; the "Priest"
* Ringo is always in the back working the drums, the foundation of the music. He's the "Undertaker," who has to do the behind-the-scenes foundation work on the corpse. Alternatively, Ringo as the "Mourner" refers to his being the "heart" of the band, wanting to keep the group together, and may also be a jab at his "sad," emotional persona.
* Paul, the "cute" Beatle, is the one everyone's come to look at and gush over.
* And George, the "quiet Beatle," does the job that gets the least attention (because at least the undertaker's work is seen). In addition, he was a gardener on his spare time.
The stated intention of the album cover was simply to show the Beatles walking away from the studio they had spent so many years at. So if there is any "funeral" allegories to be made, it's likely the Beatles' relationship with that studio that is "dead," nothing more.



** Music/TheBeatles themselves attempted to reveal it through ''Revolver'', ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', ''Film/MagicalMysteryTour'' and ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', but the {{Muggles}} [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs didn't get the message]].

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** Music/TheBeatles themselves attempted to reveal it through ''Revolver'', ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', ''Film/MagicalMysteryTour'' and ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', but the {{Muggles}} [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs {{Muggles}}[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs didn't get the message]].message]].


[[WMG: "With A Little Help From My Friends" is about homosexual activities.]]

The gender of "your true love" is never stated with any pronouns. Not only is the gender not stated, but a point of playful secrecy is also put on the subject.
* "What do you see when you turn out the lights?" "''I can't tell you'' but I know it's mine..."
...Yeah, I get [[IncrediblyLamePun bi]] with a little help from my friends.

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[[WMG: "With A Little Help From My Friends" is about homosexual activities.has homoerrotic subtext.]]

The gender of "your true love" the singer's "love" is never stated with any pronouns. Not only is the gender not stated, but it's repeatedly asked if it could "be anybody," and in one verse, a point of playful secrecy is also put on the subject.
* "What "...I want somebody to love." "Could it beeee ''anybody?''" "...I want somebody to love...."
* "...What
do you see when you turn out the lights?" "''I can't tell you'' but I know it's mine..."
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* ...
Yeah, I get [[IncrediblyLamePun bi]] with a little help from my friends.

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