Psychic on Beatles 1981

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A couple of months after the murder of John Lennon, prominent US psychic and astrologer Jeane Dixon predicted the future of Paul, George and Ringo, in Bravo of 5 March 1981.

Paul: will have financial difficulties by 1983, leading to his eventual bankruptcy due to conspiracy and illegal practices. But he will bounce back as a successful multi-national businessman who’ll employ millions — millions, I tells ya! — of people. In 1987/88 he will be involved in litigation over a family affair. Musically he will struggle until he has overcome the grief over John’s death.

George: will become a total hermit, cutting ties with all his old friends — presumably including Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. He is in danger of a depression which might destroy him.

Ringo: will need his bodyguards. He is in particular danger of assassination in the years 1987-89 in the months of December and July. Poor investments and embezzling financial advisors will ruin Ringo, who’ll have to return to the drums to earn a living.

And Lennon-killer Mark Chapman? He’s probably going to be killed, possibly before his trial is over. One way or another, he probably won’t spend much time in jail.

Jeane Dixon, who died in 1997 at the age of 93, had built a reputation on having predicted JFK’s assassination. She advised Richard Nixon and was Nancy Reagan’s astrologer (which explains a thing or two). According to Wikipedia, “Many of Dixon’s predictions proved false, such as her claims that a dispute over the offshore Chinese islands of Quemoy and Matsu would trigger the start of World War III in 1958, that American labour leader Walter Reuther would run for President of the United States in the 1964 presidential election, that the second child of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his young wife Margaret would be a girl (it was a boy), and that the Russians would be the first to put men on the moon.”

And her Beatles predictions turned out be rubbish as well…