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What did Paul McCartney announce on October 22 1969?

On October 22 1969 Paul McCartney tried to end a month of fevered press speculation started by a story published in a tiny Des Moines student magazine on September 17.

From his remote Scottish farm Paul quoted Mark Twain: 'Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.'  

But not everyone was - or is - convinced. 

Full story here 
(includes English language comprehension questions for teachers & students) 

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