In a previous post, I pointed out that the image on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover, known simply as the "Legionnaire" was linked to Aleister Crowley in Rotten Apple #44. This suggestion had been made previously by Jarvtronics in the Nothing Is Real discussion group.
According to the letters on his hat (RAOB), which are impossible to see on some issues of Sgt. Pepper, the Legionnaire is a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes. Like most organizations of this type, the RAOB is known for drinking and charitable acts. But like any fraternal organization, it has some possible links with Freemasonry, ancient secrets and conspiracy theories. One Freemason site lists it under "Other societies of Masonic interest."
It has always been a mystery why this individual would be on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. It certainly doesn't fit the "personal heroes of the Beatles or people they admired" story advanced by the Beatles organization.
The problem is that the majority of the man's face is covered, making it impossible to identify facial features.
This is the picture from the cover:
This is the picture with Crowley superimposed:
This is a black and white low-res picture that shows a little more of the facial features:
His face seems thinner than Crowley, but I wonder why he was chosen to be on the cover representing the Beatles' heroes.
A new Iamaphoney-related video appeared on YouTube this week: Paul Is Dead - So, It`s Paul? by GRITzz93
Although derivative, you have to love the honesty of video maker GRITzz93. When asked about the significance of the little mannequin hand, the reply was "nothing, only to make the video longer :)" Yeah gotta love a guy who admits that part of his 17-second video is filler.
The Fireman song "Highway" has made Paul's setlist after its premier at Coachella. Here is a performance from his Vegas Hard Rock Concert.