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On this Day September 23, 1969

Origin of article

The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was so well entrenched, that McCartney came out of seclusion at his Scottish farm to deny the story. When McCartney was asked to comment by a reporter visiting Maccas farm, he replied, “Do I look dead, Im as fit as a fiddle.”

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