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On this day in 1969, a caller to Detroit radio station WKNR-FM told DJ Russ Gibb about a rumour that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. Gibb and other callers then discussed it and supposed clues on the air for a lengthy time. The discussion led to a satirical review of Abbey Road published in the Michigan Daily under the headline “McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light.” The story quickly spread around the world.

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