Police refuse to confirm that they are looking for a serial killer who has stalked the world of showbiz for over 50 years. With this weeks death of Beatles producer George Martin the number of so called ‘Fifth Beatles’ to die suddenly has reached alarming levels.
In the early days the deaths of Stuart Sutcliffe and manager Brian Epstein were simply put down to medical conditions, but as the number of deaths rockets there is a suspicion that a serial killer with inside knowledge of the band is on the loose. More recently footballer and swinging sixties icon George Best died from supposed ‘alcohol related conditions’ despite being a lifelong teetotaller. Former Cavern Club cloakroom girl and the nation’s favourite Scouse songstress Cilla Black died last year at her holiday home in Spain.
There is now speculation that actual Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison were silenced after uncovering the identity of the killer. Lennon was shot dead in New York while Harrison died not long after being stabbed by a mystery assailant. Paul is thought to have been silenced with the death of wife Linda McCartney, possibly with a poisoned bacon sandwich which would have caused scandal among her vegetarian followers. Lifelong train-buff Ringo Starr was bribed with a starring role in Thomas the Tank Engine.
A cold-case review is being undertaken into the deaths of Beatles Press Officer Derek Taylor, PR Man Neil Aspinall, Keyboard player Billy Preston; all former ‘Fifth Beatles’. The investigation was triggered last year at the death of John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia and temporary drummer Andy White. Songwriter (and other Fifth Beatle) Tony Sheridan had passed away in 2013 during heart surgery.
This just leaves comic Jimmy Tarbuck, former drummer Pete Best and any other Scouser who’s ever been in show business as possible targets. Police don’t have any solid suspects but may just arrest Yoko Ono as everyone hates her anyway.