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The Eye of the Acoustic Storm

Beatles

Each week, a different artist is spotlighted in "The Eye of The Acoustic Storm." Hourly segments of "The Eye" feature the artist's music along with bio information and sound bites.

The cover for "Abbey Road" sparked much of the urban legend surrounding the "Paul is Dead" hoax. Some of the supposed clues: As the group crosses Abbey Road, John represents the Preacher (or God), Ringo represents a Pall Bearer (or undertaker), Paul is the Deceased, and George is the Grave Digger. Paul is barefoot, representative of a corpse. Paul is out of step with the other Beatles - his right foot is forward, the others are leading with their left foot. Paul is smoking with his right hand. Paul played the bass as a lefty. This shows that an imposter was brought in for the photograph. An ambulance, or a morgue wagon, is parked on the right side of the street. The car in the background appears to be headed directly at Paul. The VW bug that is parked on the left side of the street has a license plate that reads "28IF." Paul would have been 28 when this album was released, IF he would have lived.