Despite them having released just the one record, the Beadles’ fan (Derek Dent, Chair of the National Institute for the Deaf) started a rumour that bass player, Paws had died and been replaced by a lookey-likey called Biff McQuickley.
1. In the 1968 Hartlepool Fancy Dress Competition, Bingo dressed as a priest, Jaw as a grave digger and Don as a loopy old hippy tied inside a bag. The fourth member of their party although looking like Paws turned out to be top London model Twiggy wearing a fake beard
2. The lyrics to their single went
“Let’s kill Paws
And replace him with a leggy blonde model… Yeah, yeah, yeah”
3. There was a Death Certificate
Even with all of this evidence, no one seemed to be at all interested.
Paws went on to carve out a successful solo career for herself farming sheep and selling smelly sweaters made from their wool.