#2: Different Eyebrows
the list I compiled of what different
people around the internet on Beatles
forums have said were the features and
attributes of the "real" JPM (it's on 2 or
3 of our forum threads), one thing
commonly agreed on was that he had a
highly-swooped right eyebrow. They said
this was for certain one way to identify
him as the true Paul McCartney. I can
understand that when someone sees that
highly-swooped brow, it stays in their
memory, so they would always expect to see
it again and again when viewing videos or
pictures of Paul. So I ask now, if he has
a highly-swooped right eyebrow at any
given time, age or era that cannot be
proven to be doctored or tampered with,
that means it's really Paul McCartney,
right? And if he has any other shape of
eyebrows at any given time, age, or era,
that means it isn't Paul McCartney?
I personally do not believe there is any
way to tell who the real JPM was, if he
ever existed, but I want to document the
many differing eyebrow shapes from 1959 to
the present day, of this one particular
Beatle, although I will just say in
passing for now that the other Beatles had
many different eyebrow shapes, too, but
those can be for other projects.
To begin with, this
particular eyebrow shape first showed up
in 1961, and here are a few different
shots of him in that year. This first
and third pictures were taken from a
distance, which will make his ears look
smaller even when the picture is
enlarged. These are from 1961 to 1963.
But here he is on the
Dusty Springfield Show in 1963 with
no swoop, and a very long neck.
But back in 1962, he has a low brow with a
I'm not sure of the
year on this one, but here is the same
low brow with a short line. It's
probably somewhere between 1958 and
1963 on the Today Show, low brow.
1960 on the far left below, and 1963 middle
and far right.
I would say the two on the
right are identical to each other,
but the one on the left is not a
match. However, is that a swooped
brow or are they both low?
1964 Melbourne - low brow with a longer
The Ed Sullivan Show
No swooped right eyebrow.
1964 "A Hard Day's Night"
No swooped right eyebrow.
Some of us think there was more
than one Paul involved in this film.
Now we come to 1965, and no sign of a
swooped eyebrow anywhere.
This is the film Help! No
swooped right eyebrow.
Again, some of us see more than one Paul
in this film, too. More about that later.
Here's the Paul used in the Italian forensic
article touted as having "real Paul" teeth.
So where are his "real Paul" eyebrows?
Here's Paul in 1965
appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show, but
no sign of a highly-swooped right
eyebrow. Is that supposed to mean it's
The two versions of Rain in
1966 show no swooped brow anywhere.
And in Paperback Writer
Look at these different brows from the early
and mid 60s:
As we see, when Paul was
involved in the most important aspects
of his Beatles career, he doesn't show
up with a highly-swooped right eyebrow
at all. That particular style of eyebrow
was mainly present in photo shoots
during early 1963, and then shows up
again off and on after 1967, as I will
document in subsequent posts on this
Notice how there also are 3 different brow
types in these 3 pictures:
Here's 3 more different brows:
How is it he can sometimes be different
within the same era,
and sometimes be the same in a different
Now that the reader is
hopefully acclimated to the different
types, styles, and length of eyebrows
Paul had, here are a few shots of him as
a child. I don't see any evidence of a
highly-swooped right eyebrow here.
- And Frequently FAKE - Ears"