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I must say, as a record collector myself... when Sgt. Peppers came out I had thought the album cover was terrible. It looked so cheap and "glued together"... something I thought both the Beatles and Capitol Records just gave to someone to throw together in a hurry.

BUT... a couple of weeks later, it grew on me. I started thinking about the cover and went back to see if could figure out who all the faces belonged to.

A few weeks passed and the rumors of Paul's death started swirling about. I remember hearing that "If you hold a mirror across the middle of the words "LONELY HEARTS" written across the center of the bass drum, you will see "IONEIX HEDIE". When arranged as "I ONE IX HE DIE," the image suggests the date (11-9, or November 9, 1966) that Paul died, as the diamond between the words "HE" and "DIE" points directly at Paul."

The album became even more fascinating, not just for me, but for everyone. I noticed that every time I walked into my neighborhood record store, someone was always standing in The Beatles section looking at the cover.

I truly believe that some executive at Capitol Records had been the one who came up with the rumor of Paul's death. What a sales gimmick! Maybe they should resurrect Paul's death after all these years, for his latest CD release. Well... maybe not.

Thank you Eddie for your wonderful story, making us think again, and learning more about those "loose ends" that we never pieced together!
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