The character that is still, to this day, synonymous with Disney. Mickey Mouse’s high falsetto voice was provided by Walt Disney himself for almost 20 years. However by 1946 he had become too busy to continue – and rumor has it his smoker’s voice was no longer up to hitting the high notes –…
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My two best sweethearts.
On the cover of the Beatles Abbey Road album there’s a white VW Beetle pictured on the left with a license plate of LMW 281F? Who owned this bug and what happened to it. Did it go the way of the Beatles or the Beetles…………
The car’s owner was a resident of Abbey Road, and it was pure coincidence the car was parked there. This according to the photographer who I interviewed a couple of years ago. I once heard the original Beetle is now in the official Volkswagen museum in Germany.
Well according to Wikipedia, the car was sold at auction in 1986 for $23,000 and is currently on display at the Volkswagen museum in Wolfsburg, Germany
What about the man in the tartan jacket by John Lennon’s head? Who is he?!
He is on display in a small museum in Glasgow dedicated to haggis (the bulge clearly shows there is one under the iron brew in his pocket :-)
I remember in early 80s (83 or 84) my local newspaper the ‘St. Albans Review’ (I delivered it as a paperboy) had an article about a man who bought this cheap second hand white beetle for about £400 - After buying it his friend noticed the number plate got out his Abbey Road album cover - and saw same number plate LMW 281F - article said he then insured it to thousands. Contact the ‘St Albans Review’ newspaper - I’d guess they have the article in their archive
The 28if was also rumour of Paul’s death as he would have been 28 when A.R. Came out, IF he were alive
To answer the question about the guy on the street above John Lennon’s head, his name was Paul Cole. And as this article from a couple years ago shows, at least THIS Paul IS dead: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/feb/15/30gtpaul-cole-man-on-beatles-abbey-road-cover/
Fascinating: someone actually knows who the man in plaid is. -The 28IF idea would be 1 year older than Paul was, but would of course match his physical and (for some astrological purposes) year of life (not birthday year amount) at the time. -I am curious if the person who owns John’s VW Beetle convertible can say if it’s the same in the photo at JohnLennon.com, where John has a stethoscope listening to the road in front of a white Beetle. - Finally, new repro of drawing by John from 1971 adds medical injury detail to Paul Is Dead (PID) case: youcanknowsometimes.blogspot.com post for March 11, 2013.