BEATLES: Macca's Head Located
The mysterious disappearance of Paul McCartney's head has been solved after 43 years.
The mysterious disappearance of Paul McCartney's head has been solved after 43 years. The head in question is the one from the billboard on West Hollywood, California's Sunset Strip advertising the release of The Beatles' Abbey Road back in 1969. The artwork featured the Fab Fours' heads jutting out over the top of the sign, but one day Paul's was cut off.
The mystery probably would have forever remained unsolved had L.A.-based photographer Robert Landau not been taking photos of the billboards as a teenager and not recently published them in a book called Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip. Having shot the billboard both with and without Paul's head, as part of the publicity campaign for the book he put out word that he was looking for info about the beheading. Sure enough, Robert Quinn came forward. The San Fernando Valley resident had lopped it off as part of a prank on his 19th birthday and still has it at his home. At an event for the book Quinn also got to meet the now 94-year-old man who had painted the billboard.