The Advent of The shorter Paul McCartney of early 1963
Shortly (no pun intended) after they began recording with Parlaphone, another new Paul is brought onto the scene. Notice that he's shorter than usual - noticeably shorter than John & George. Seems about an inch taller than Ringo, putting him at about 5'8" to 5'9". It could be possible he was as short as 5'6", but at any rate, he did not get this small by removing shoe lifts that had been worn previously. His arms, legs and torso are noticeably shorter than the taller Pauls, and shoe lifts do not affect those areas.
He seems to be the most well-mannered and friendly Paul yet. Keeping in mind they were being groomed and preened by Epstein. To me, he even looks shorter than Ringo here, which is why I think at times he could've been 5'6".
So, by the time their Please, Please Me
LP was released in March 1963, there were at least 7 Pauls.
Very amiable with the fans.
Here they are in the same photo-shoot from a slightly different angle. As you can see neither John or Ringo is standing on a phone book or anything. Although, notice that it seems Paul is wearing high-soles.
Interesting, because most performing Pauls were around 5’11”. And that's how he is, more or less, from 1964, on.
Notice his big head, as well. which PID says only "Faul" had.
Here are scans from a vintage mags, that look like they're from the same time frame of the Swedish ad. If he's now wearing shoe lifts, as certain theories go, how are his arms, legs and torso suddenly longer, too? Those are some magical lifts!
Llinks to vintage scans: http://jojoplace.org/Shoebox/James_Paul ... 765009.jpghttp://jojoplace.org/Shoebox/James_Paul ... 765003.jpg
^See how much taller Paul & George are all of a sudden. Their arms, legs and torso are longer, too.
compared to this photo.
Here is the back of a vintage Help! album cover. See how tall Paul & George are?
And he's barefoot, no shoe-lifts. And George is wearing sandals. If they could be this tall in 1965, then the tall Paul & George in 1963 must not be wearing shoe lifts either.
See how he is 4-5 inches taller than Ringo, when just a couple years earlier he was about the same height, or shorter in the Swedish radio ad?
All the Beatles in sandals, and Paul is the tallest. Muhammad Ali is 6'3", Paul is about 4 inches shorter than Ali putting him at about 5'11" in sandals in 1964!