This pic is doing my head in. 50% of my brain is saying this has to date from about 1978-ish, the other 50% thinks this looks like Hamburg. Discuss please.

20 Responses to “!!??.”

  1. MarkC says:

    The mustache looks real, so it’s either 1967 or 1974 or 1975?

  2. Doug says:

    I think we all know this is “Mr. Campbell.” :)

  3. Kwai Chang says:

    Probably the first mustache’s first showing
    (The Moped Collection…This Week at The Lip Gallery)
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  4. Kwai Chang says:

    Similar to the little picture on White Album poster
    (lower left corner)

  5. Dirk says:

    1966 Denver Passport Picture

  6. Rachel Case says:

    His passport picture was similar but different and with different glasses.

  7. Rachel Case says:

    Ahh..could this be it? I still think he looks younger than ’66 but maybe it was during his trip to France.

    McCartney donned his disguise after passing through French customs. Wig Creations, the film cosmetic company used by The Beatles on A Hard Day’s Night, had made him a moustache to wear.

    They measure you and match the colour of your hair, so it was like a genuine moustache with real glue. And I had a couple of pairs of glasses made with clear lenses, which just made me look a bit different. I put a long blue overcoat on and slicked my hair back with Vaseline and just wandered around and of course nobody recognised me at all. It was good, it was quite liberating for me.
    Paul McCartney
    Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

  8. Dr. Robert says:

    Going with the France/Africa late ’66 trip

  9. Rori says:

    it has to be before the moped accident, since there’s no scar on his upper lip? Err, mystery.

  10. Etcetera says:

    Paul did this photo during his visit in France in Nov 1966, exactly in Calais. It comes from the Rose Martin Collection

  11. Lizzie says:

    THIS BLOG IS AMAZING!!! I thought that photo was from 1967. I didn’t realize the fake mustache thing. Thanks so much everyone, I learnt something new today!

  12. mcarp555 says:

    It’s amazing how much it looks like his real mustache. Also how much it looks like me from when I was the same age (except the ears).

    This man will grow up to need a temporary secretary.

  13. Tammy says:

    Hang on, so if it’s November 66, then this mustache is real, and isn’t the fake one?.

    It’s all very odd, we can’t really see the moped scar can we?.

  14. Kwai Chang says:

    That’s definitely the moped lip.
    There is nothing more prone to lens distortion
    than the suture job on Paul’s upper lip.
    A shoemaker could have done a better job.
    “Worb…uh, worBbb…uh, forget it”


  15. Kathy says:

    I don’t see his lip scar. When was the mopped accident? Also, if this is from 1966, was his hair (especially his bangs) ever that short in 1966?

  16. Paul’s hair was extremely short during his trip to Africa in ’66, he had his ‘stache there then. Ironic in that both he & John had their hair severely chopped off at around the same time

  17. MarkC says:

    The scar is there. It’s a fine line.

  18. Jimilast says:

    George had the chop too. Tach and new hair for his trip to India

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