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What’s MCLENNON?

I decided to write this post to help people who doesn’t know what exactly it is. So let’s go:

MCLENNON - Noun Definition:

Mclennon is the name given to the relationship of John Lennon and Paul McCartney by the people who believe they were involved romantically and/or sexually. McCartney + Lennon = mclennon. 

IMPORTANT: Mclennon is not exactly Lennon/McCartney. Lennon/McCartney is only the musical partnership, Mclennon is the ship name. 

Why do people believe in mclennon?

Because in some people’s point of view (including mine), there are “gaps”, “plot holes” in The Beatles’ story. That’s why we believe in this theory. Some people can say this theory is just like ‘Paul is Dead’, but unless ours make sense. 

EXAMPLES: 

One of Paul is dead’s “clues”

“Abbey Road album cover as symbolising a funeral procession, where Lennon, dressed in white, symbolises the heavenly figure. Ringo Starr, dressed in black, symbolises the undertaker, George Harrison, in denim, symbolises the gravedigger, and McCartney, barefoot and out of step with the others, symbolises the corpse”.

Wow, 4 guys crossing a street means a funeral, it totally makes sense *sarcastic mode on*.  Y’know, it’s super easy to find someone who really looks like you, sounds like you, is left-handed!!! 

One of Mclennon clues

John was jealous of Paul because:

“I remember I had a girlfriend called Celia. I must have been 16 or 17, about the same age as her…we went out one evening and for some reason John tagged along, I can’t remember why it was. I think he’d thought I was going to see him, I thought I’d cancelled it and he showed up at my house. But he was a mate, and he came on a date with this Celia girl, and at the end of the date she said, ‘Why did you bring that dreadful guy?’ And of course I said, ‘Well, he’s all right really.’ And I think, in many ways, I always found myself doing that. It was always, 'Well, I know he was rude; it was funny, though, wasn’t it?’” — Paul McCartney (Many Years From Now, Barry Miles)

*Sarcastic mode on* Yeah, I see that he probably forgot Paul had cancelled with him.

“One time Paul had a chick in bed and John came in and got a pair of scissors and cut all her clothes into pieces and then wrecked the wardrobe. He got like that occasionally [because of the pills]” — George Harrison in The Beatles, Anthology, 1995

*Sarcastic mode on* Yeah, the pills.

“I came for dinner, and I was the only girl there. John definitely didn’t like that. He didn’t like me being there at ALL. He was mean and sarcastic. As far as he was concerned, I had no business being invited to dinner with the four of them. For him this was an exclusive boys’ club. He was purposely making me feel uneasy. At one point, the boys were handing around a scrapbook – looking at pictures of that first tour. John made some snide comment like, “What is SHE doing here?” I got the idea that he thought Paul was an idiot to take a girl so seriously he’d actually invite her to dinner, when all he really needed to do was fuck her AFTER dinner.” — Peggy Lipton

*Sarcastic mode on* Yeah Peggy, he was annoyed just because there was a girl with them, I see it. What a coincidence that Peggy was Paul’s girl.

“The first time I saw [Linda] was after that press conference to announce Apple in America. We were just going back to the airport and she was in the car with us. I didn’t think she was particularly attractive, I wondered what he was bothering having her in the car for. A bit too tweedy, you know. But she sat in the car and took photographs and that was it. And the next minute she’s married him.” - John Lennon

No comments needed…

“BUT YOU CAN’T SHIP REAL PEOPLE, THIS IS DISRESPECTFUL!!!1!!11!!! THIS IS FETISH!!!!!!!”

It’s funny that there are books which say Paul and Yoko had sex, and there’s no proof about it either and nobody says it’s disrespectful, even if it was probably not true. Now nobody thinks about their family, “Hey, your grandpa f*cked his bandmate’s wife!!!”. This is called heteronormativity. People can say The Beatles had sex with all the girls in the world, but if someone assumes the hypothesis of two of the male members have had sex with each other, “You’re not a true fan!!!!!! You’re RUDE and STUPID, okay???? I DELETE you of Beatlemania”.

THE POLEMIC FETISHISM

Some people claim that Mclennon shippers are here only to fetish their idols. Look, there are erotic content indeed such as fanart and fanfictions, but there’s the whole theory thing too. 

Also, in my unpopular opinion: There’s nothing wrong in reading slash fanfiction/appreciating fanart. It’s not disrespectful towards gay men since you don’t pop up to a real life gay couple like “HEY, KISS NOW, YOU’RE HOT!!!”. Reading fanfiction is something very personal that you do in private, usually at your room or in your phone. It’s only entertainment. Also, if I wanted only fetishize gay men, I’d watch porn, don’t you think? 

FINAL NOTES:

I don’t want to force anyone to believe in mclennon. If you believe it, it’s alright! If you don’t believe it but respect who believes it, it’s alright too!

PEACE&LOVE

The Beatles begin crossing Abbey Road (for the soon-to-be-iconic album cover, photographed by Iain Macmillan) on 8 August 1969, photographed by Linda McCartney.

“Tommy Nutter dressed three out of the four Beatles for the Abbey Road album cover. True to his non-conformist roots, George Harrison opted to dress in denim.” - “Rebel Tailor Tommy Nutter | The Legendary Savile Row Strutter,” The Selvedge Yard, 4 April 2012

“Well, I dressed them. George Harrison is wearing denim - he was always a tricky bugger.” - Tommy Nutter to Timothy Everest, quoted in Yorkshire Post, 31 October 2015

The Beatles during the filming of Magical Mystery Tour, Plymouth Hoe, September 1967

Photo: David Redfern

“Sheila Murfin recalled how George Harrison got the denim jacket he’s pictured in: ‘George is wearing my brother’s denim jacket. He asked if he could borrow it for this pic and never gave it back. My brother didn’t mind.’

The freed bus picked the boys up and took them off to Cornwall for more filming . But not before Phil Sargent caught a glimpse of them in traffic as the bus pulled away: 'I was 17 and an apprentice at the dockyard and we decided to go round the corner for some sandwiches.

'I left the others behind and as I turned the corner I saw a bus ahead of me. It was fantastically pained and I saw this guy who looked a lot like John Lennon and the man sitting next to him looked an awful lot like Paul McCartney.

'They waved so I waved back and the whole bus started waving and it suddenly dawned on me: it was the Beatles! I got back to my friends and told them they’d never guess who I’d just seen. They didn’t believe me.’” - The Plymouth Herald, 9 October 2014

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The Death of Paul McCartney,

At the age of 72 Paul McCartney, former member of the legendary band “The Beatles”, it still at it, touring world wide while earning scores of accolades and millions of dollars.  But is the so called “Paul McCartney” among us the real Paul McCartney?  Or is he a doppelganger foisted upon an unsuspecting public, conceived to fool multiple generations worth of Beatles and McCartney fans.

According to an old conspiracy theory, the Paul McCartney who performs today is not the real Paul McCartney.  The real Paul McCartney died in 1967, and was replaced with an identical and equally talented double.  The conspiracy started when in January of 1967 McCartney was involved in a minor traffic accident in London.  Tales of the accident exploded in proportion, with McCartney at first suffering minor injuries, to McCartney being seriously wounded, until finally rumors persisted that McCartney was dead.  Such rumors were not only spread by fans, but by magazines, newspapers, radio, and television.  Despite rebuttals from the Beatles, and the continuing presence of a very much alive McCartney still performing with the band, the rumors continued on.  Then they morphed into something greater; not only was Paul McCartney dead, but the Beatles covered up his death by hiring a look alike double.  

According to the “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theorists, there are hundreds of clues which expose the faux Paul as being a fake.  Such clues are supposedly found in photographs, songs lyrics, album cover art, and many other places. According to many Paul is Dead theorists, hints can be found by playing certain Beatles songs backwards.  Others point to album cover art.  For example; the photo of the Beatles crossing a street on the cover of “Abbey Road” is supposed to depict a funeral procession  where Lennon, dressed in white, symbolizes the clergyman or heavenly figure. Ringo Starr, dressed in black, symbolizes the undertaker or mourner. George Harrison, in denim jeans and shirt, symbolizes the gravedigger and McCartney, barefoot and out of step with other members of the band, symbolizes the corpse.

Another common clue contained in cover art supposedly can be found on the cover of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  If you place a mirror on the drum in the center of the album, a double image is created with the cryptic words “IONEIX HE<>DIE”.  Conspiracy theorists interpret the message as being the date of Paul’s death in semi Roman numerals (11-9-66 <> He DIE).  

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Others point to the doll on the right of the album cover.  On its shirt is written, “WELCOME THE ROLLING STONES”.  Supposedly, this is a clue to the rumor that the Rolling Stones helped cover up Paul’s death.

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As the urban legend grew, so did the conspiracies.  Other theories abounded, from McCartney being abducted by aliens and replaced with a clone, to McCartney being assassinated by the CIA and replaced with an impersonator.  So could there be any truth to the theory?  Ask the flying spaghetti monster, he probably knows.