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Who was the tallest Beatle?

'Evidence' of an alleged height disparity 

One thing we can all agree on — none of The Beatles needed to worry about banging their heads on low ceilings or door frames.

The official record has Lennon, McCartney and Harrison as the same height: 5'11" with Ringo Starr 5'8". Some have speculated that these figures are a little generous.

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  1. The only Paul McCartney in the Beatles was the real Paul McCartney. Period. Full stop. End of story. Any speculation that Paul McCartney was replaced by a look alike and sound alike is bullshit.

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    1. If Paul McCartney wasn't switched in 1968 AS YOU CLAIM, then how do you explain him turning water into wine? .... no, wait! That's my argument against the existence of Jesus Christ.

      Sorry... carry on. :-)

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  2. Regarding Paul's height disparity as "evidence": At age 27 I grew 2 inches. An odd hereditary thing, it happened to my dad at the same age.

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    1. I think it was more about the FACT that 'Paul's' skull grew longer and his eyes weren't where they should have been! Simple measurements confirm this!

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  3. They all wore those boots adding a couple of inches.No way Ringo was 5'8" maybe 5'6".Paul maybe 5'10 and the rest 5'9 perhaps.

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  4. I would say Ringo was 5'6 or maybe a tad over it. 5'8 in the Beatle boots probably. Paul, John, and George were probably all around 5'10. Not 5'11. Considering the pictures of Paul with Tom Jones I would say he was no more than 5'10. I think John might have been a tad taller than George, but not taller than Paul. Paul also had and still has very good posture while John and George would tend to slouch a bit making Paul look taller. Paul could have been the tallest, but I'd say only marginally. On the Rooftop Concert Paul looks taller than John, but John had sneakers on while Paul had heeled shoes. Paul is closer to 5'9 nowadays I imagine, but I'm not even sure if Ringo shrunk yet. Well I know one thing for sure. Other than Ringo the other 3 Beatles were definitely not short. The whole band was dwarfed by Muhammad Ali who of course was a big guy.

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    1. SON, you make good points. I'll just add that when I first got into the Beatles in 1970s, books I bought about them stated 5'11 for the three and 5'8 for Ringo. Back then, I'm not sure they had much to gain by exaggerating their heights. I also remember a movie (Wings Over America - maybe?) and one of the guys building a stage said :You're a lot taller than I thought you'd be'. To which McCartney jokingly said "I'm huuuuugh!"As he walked away holding up a peace sign.

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  5. Hi
    I met Paul a few years back and he only seemed marginally taller than me and Im only 5.8. Max height he ever was would have been 5.10 and taller with the heals .He was the tallest with George and John an inch shorter at around 5.9 with Ringo at 5.6 or 5.7.

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  6. My father knew them way back in Liverpool. My father was a local singer calked Paul Kelly, he was the compare of the Aintree Institute where The Beatles played in the early days.
    He says, Paul was 5'11, john, 5"101/2,George 5"10, Ringo 5"6/7.
    He said John was really tough and George was the nicest.

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    1. I'd say you're right - and have more than an autistic speculation on your side

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  7. That was same paul the first picture was in late60s and the second one was 1980s when paul release his song coming up, you can see it or you can research it on google and you see paul mccartney suited that black suit on second picture.

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  8. The truth: Paul died on September 11 1966 and was replaced with William Shepherd. I know is hard to believe but this is the truth. Unfortunately. I know for sure.

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    1. Billy Shepherd was a creative musician famed for his arrangements for Bee Gees. He did cover the Beatles in the early 1960s but other than had no connection with the band. His son, Gary, has confirmed that his father was perplexed by the notion that he replaced Paul, especially as he was by no means a doppelganger for one of the most instantly recognisable men on the planet. Paul McCartney is still alive and has recently released another album.

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  9. When you think about how many people it would take to be in on a lie like that. Come on, join reality. Paul never died.

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