Note: This is the first full-page prediction I have made thus far that is based entirely on my base 7 system and with no links whatsoever to Nostradamus or other prophets.
Sir Elton John is one of the most enduring of pop rock legends in musical history. Only Sir Paul McCartney and the John Lennon/Paul McCartney songwriting collaboration that was the heart of the legendary rock group The Beatles are of equivilent stature.
Back when I was listening to such Elton John songs as "Your Song," "Rocket Man," and "Honky Cat" I never dreamt that I would later -- much later -- become deeply involved in the subject of prophecy. It would have seemed a nightmare to me at that time to think that one day in the far future I would be making personal predictions of danger and doom for this lovable composer and singer of music, as well as for two other personalities who were nearly a decade away from being known to anyone: Princess Diana and Madonna.
It was Diana's death, and my correctness in anticipating it, that causes me to write what must be written.
I have no choice; even if my conclusions are wrong.
Viewers who followed my site last year know that between two predictions, one on the 'End of the 20th century: 1999' page and another on the 'More' page (what now survives as the 'Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps' page), that I was very close to actually naming George Harrison as the rock celebrity I predicted was in danger of death on December 30 or 31 -- on the fourteenth anniversary of Ricky Nelson's death.
When Harrison and his wife were attacked in their bedroom by a knife-wielding maniac on December 30, 1999, I was quite shocked. Many email letters came in to me when that occurred. Happily, Harrison fended off the attacker and survived the ordeal (despite wounds in the chest that punctured both lungs and barely missed his heart) -- proving to me and many others that prophecy can be thwarted. It also demonstrated on-line, in real time, that my predictions perhaps should be heeded.
Why is Elton John in danger? There are a number of factors (what my detractors are fond of calling "coincidences"). There are also a few other alternative personalities who may be in danger instead -- but the vast majority of the evidence still points to Elton John.
First of all, let us examine the base 7 reason for the target year: 2001. This is the same time line shared by two major male celebrities of great fame, and several others of somewhat lesser prominence.
Before Marilyn Monroe's alleged suicide, before John F. Kennedy's assassination, there was another year that shocked America and the world. It was 1959. Two terrible and tragic events occurred, one in February, the other in June. It will be the June event to which our focus will be applied. However, we cannot completely ignore the February event since it may also have some bearing on the events of 2001.
Briefly then, on February 3, 1959, rock n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson ("the Big Bopper") were killed in a plane crash after performing at the Surf in Clear Lake, Iowa. Their small plane crashed into a cornfield 5 miles north of Clear Lake. For the youth of that time, in America but also in other "rockified" countries such as Britain and Germany, the triple death was indeed a shock that was difficult to come to grips with. Valens' death also reverberated across the Latin American landscape as well. But for many, it was Buddy Holly's death that signalled the end of an era in rock music, although truly the history of rock had only just begun. Nevertheless, it was an event that would be remembered and immortalised as "the day the music died" in Don McLean's epic 1971 ballad, "American Pie."
Then in June, fans of the television series The Adventures of Superman were literally shocked by a shot heard around the world. "Faster than a speeding bullet" would no longer be a legend associated with the name George Reeves, the actor who portrayed mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and his never-to-be-forgotten alter ego: Superman. The official coroner's report stated that the star was killed by a single gunshot to the head in the early morning hours of June 16, 1959 -- ruling the death a suicide.
To those who knew George Reeves well, including other members of the Superman cast, this ruling simply did not wash. Reeves was on top in his career and the producers of The Adventures of Superman had decided to film another season's worth of shows in 1960. He was scheduled to shoot a film in Spain, and was set to be married to his fiancee Lenore Lemmon on June 19, 1959 -- just three days after his supposed suicide. With so much to live for, why would he kill himself?
In the late 1980s, the case of George Reeves' death was re-opened (much like Marilyn Monroe's was in the early 1980s). For purposes of this presentation it is not necessary to engage in all the facts surrounding the case. What is known is that on the night of his death there was a private party celebrating Reeves' pending marriage to Lenore Lemmon. Lemmon, Reeves, and two guests were drinking and partying at the actor's Beverly Hills home at Benedict Canyon Drive. Indeed, it was reported that the blood alcohol in Reeves' blood was well above the level of intoxication. At 1:15 AM, June 16, George Reeves went upstairs to bed. A shot rang out upstairs moments later, and the actor was found dead, sprawled out on his bed, naked with a bullet hole in his right temple. Although ruled as a suicide, experts today agree that the forensic evidence points in a different direction: murder.
Lenore Lemmon was a jealous woman who had had many rows with George over other women, in particular Toni Mannix, wife of mobster Eddie Mannix. Reeves had had an affair with Mannix which he broke off in 1958. Since that time he had been plagued by harrassing phone calls from Mannix. The short version of this mystery is that it is believed that Reeves was murdered by an enraged Lenore Lemmon during an argument in the bedroom. A second story has it that a man entered the Benedict Canyon home, walked upstairs, and shot Reeves -- a man who was hired by either Toni Mannix or husband Eddie. Whatever happened, Lemmon and the other two guests covered up the real cause of the tragedy and convinced the LAPD that Reeves must have taken his own life.
George Reeves, legendary television superhero of the 1950s, was murdered -- shot to death on June 16, 1959. And there is a name that echoes through time ... Lemmon ... Lemmon ...Lemmon ... Lennon ...
On the evening of December 8, 1980, twenty-one (3 x 7) years later, former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death in New York City at the entrance to the Dakota by a young psychotic named Mark David Chapman. Lennon had just released his first album in six years, "Double Fantasy," and one of the songs, "Just Like Starting Over," was already a number one hit. It was to have been a major comeback -- a new decade of new music by the leader of the most popular rock group in music history. The worldwide reaction to John Lennon's death was perhaps only eclipsed by that of Princess Diana's 17 years later. The motive for the slaying? The killer believed that he was the real John Lennon and that Lennon was an imposter.
Lennon was shot with a .38 revolver; Reeves with a 9mm Luger.
Twenty-one years after the murder of John Lennon brings us to the year 2001.
But who is in danger ... and when?
Considering the close call former Beatle George Harrison and his wife had on December 30, 1999, we cannot completely rule out a second attempt. The would-be murderer was found insane and remanded to a mental institution. But no one knows when he will be released and the judge has ruled that the Harrisons have no right to be informed when he is. I believe this is wrong -- they certainly should be notified for their own protection! Nevertheless, I find it difficult to believe that the accused man will be released as early as 2001 -- especially when one considers how brutal the attack on Harrison's life was. The testimony by George Harrison concerning his struggle to survive the attack and overpower his assailant is truly terrifying.
Yet, lightning certainly can strike twice. For that reason I would place George Harrison on a very short list of people who should be on guard in late 2001. However, there are other clues pointing to a different personality.
In July 1971, former Doors legend Jim Morisson died of heart failure. Why he died is irrelevant in this case. Suffice it to say that two years later, in September 1973, another "Jim" died: Jim Croce. Croce, was a folk-rock singer who sprang to phenomenal popularity in 1972-73 with a string of hits that began with "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" and "Operator." He died in a plane crash along with his friend and lead guitar player, Maury Muehleisen, and four others on September 20, 1973 after a concert at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. His song, "Time in a Bottle" was a number one hit at the time of the accident. Jim Croce's tragic death was eerily reminscent of Buddy Holly's fourteen (2 x 7) years earlier. Croce's career, like Holly's, was brief: only a year-and-a-half. But the clue was in the first name: Jim.
In July 1999, twenty-eight (4 x 7) years after the death of Jim Morisson, John F. Kennedy Jr. died in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard. It was on target with Morisson's July 1971 death. That may mean that the rock star who is in danger in 2001 will also have the name "John." Jim (1971) = Jim (1973), John (1999) = John (2001).
The problem is, there are no musical celebrities that became popular around April 2000 whose first name begins with John. And since Kennedy died in a plane crash, it is unlikely that yet another plane crash will cause the death of the "John" of 2001. Thus, rather than a Holly/Croce type tragedy, it very much appears we are looking at another Reeves/Lennon-type murder. That means this person will be a mega-star who has been around for quite some time. And if the trend is consistent, the killer will use a handgun.
The only "John" who fits the Beatlesque profile of rock legend is Elton John.
To be certain there are three other legends, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater, John Mellencamp, and Olivia Newton-John. I suppose we can add these three to our very short list, but Elton John towers over all three of these performers. Also, it is unlikely that a female (Olivia Newton-John) will fall victim to this otherwise male-dominated cycle of victims. Aside from Elton John's generous wealth of material spanning more than three decades, he also wrote, sang, and produced the best-selling number one single of all time, "Candle in the Wind" (the version that memorialised the late Princess Diana), eclipsing even 1940s' "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.
It is, in fact, Elton John's connexion to Princess Diana and Gianni Versace which places him in grave peril.
The two most memorable instances of the so-called "triple curse" are the films Rebel Without A Cause (1955) and The Misfits (1961).
The early death of Natalie Wood in 1981, coupled with the tragic and untimely deaths of her Rebel co-stars, James Dean and Sal Mineo, prompted talk of a "triple curse" surrounding that film. Dean, 24, died in a head-on car crash on the night of September 30, 1955 -- only days before the release of Rebel in theatres. Mineo, 37, was stabbed to death outside of his apartment on the night of February 12, 1976, by a white male name Lionel Ray Williams. A long space of time seperated the deaths of James Dean and his other two co-stars. Still, they are connected in the minds and hearts of Rebel fans.
This is not unlike the triple curse associated with The Misfits (1961). Clark Gable, 59, died of a massive heart attack days after shooting the film. Marilyn Monroe, 36, died the following year -- allegedly a victim of suicide. Montgomery Clift, 46, the third principal, died on July 23, 1966 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Two deaths in short order, followed by a third four years later. It is to this group we should focus our attention because 1966 is on the same time line as 2001.
On other pages I have already made the analogy between Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. Monroe was terribly shaken by the death of Clark Gable who had likely set the stage for his own heart attack by insisting on doing his own stunts in The Misfits. Many believe it was the horse-chasing sequence near the end of the film that led to his death. As I said, only a year seperated the deaths of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.
What I relate now was not a movie, yet the procession of events frame themselves in our minds like one. In July 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot and killed by a homosexual serial killer named Andrew Cunanan. In Milan, two of Versace's closest friends gathered at his funeral to pay their respects, both sadly shaken.
Who can forget the images of Princess Diana, who would herself be dead in less than six weeks, comforting a weeping Elton John? Who can forget the stirring and grievous scene of Elton John at a piano singing a new version of "Candle In The Wind" -- originally dedicated to Marilyn Monroe -- at Diana's funeral in Westminster Abbey? Because this was real life, the ironies involved were more profound than any film.
All three, Gianni Versace, Princess Diana, and Elton John, were closely connected in both life and death. The first two died quickly in succession thirty-five (5 x 7) years after the death of Marilyn Monroe. Montgomery Clift was the third to die in The Misfits series. Elton John, it stands to reason, may be the third to follow his friends Gianni and Diana four years later in 2001.
If Elton John is in danger of being shot by someone with a revolver, there would be evidence of a sensational shooting death in 1994 (7 years prior to 2001) involving a rock star. Such evidence exists: On April 6, 1994, Kurt Cobain, 27, leader of the rock group Nirvana, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
What is now difficult is establishing a month vector. George Reeves died in June, John Lennon in December, and Cobain in April. Montgomery Clift died in July. The Holly-Croce air crash deaths occurred in February and September, respectively.
It is quite possible that another rock star, not long famous, may be killed in an air crash in addition to the murder. Determining his name would be all but impossible -- but note that only in 1959 do we have both phenomenons occurring in the same year (one air crash and one shooting death). Each multiple of seven afterwards we have singular deaths, one natural (Clift - 1966), one air crash (Croce - 1973), one shooting murder (Lennon - 1980), one AIDS-related (Liberace - 1987), and one shooting suicide (Cobain, 1994).
Reeves was to marry someone named Lemmon. 21 years later John Lennon is murdered. 21 years later ... where is the lambdicised equivelent of "Lemmon" or "Lennon?" If we reverse Elton John's name we derive John Elton. Rearranged, John Leton (close).
Also this, most important clue:
In 1972, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, by deed poll, officially became Elton Hercules John. In the 1990s, the name Hercules caught on even more and is now the name by which many of Elton John's fans know him. Hercules and Superman. There is an analagous name link.
This is why I feel that there is a disturbing possibility that 1959 will repeat, with a plane crash AND a murder. Who dies in the crash, I do not know, but the probable vector is February 2001. As for the shooting death of Elton John, probably at the hands of a deranged fan or some other sort of lunatic, watch the June and September-December 2001 period.
However, because month vectors are only 50% reliable, Elton John should exercise caution throughout the entire year 2001.
Even though I strongly suspected Diana would die in August 1997, she would have been advised (if she could have been advised) to avoid France throughout the whole of 1997. Likewise, Madonna throughout the whole of 2002. A year-long watch is always the best advice for any base 7 prediction.
List of Potential Victims Other than Elton John:
Ironic Album Title: "Don't Shoot Me (I'm Only The Piano Player)"
Beatle George Harrison Has Died: Personal Comments - 11/30/01
I had a bad feeling that George
Harrison was going to die very soon about a week ago. I was
driving in the country and listening to 107.1 Q FM broadcasting
from Toronto when "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" came
on. I felt a chill and the hairs of my neck standing on end. I
felt like I was listening to some sort of posthumous Beatle
tribute like the ones that played after John Lennon's death. Then
Neil Young came on with his rock anthem "The King is dead..."
I just knew right there and then that it was going to be another
Beatle who would die...and that it would be George Harrison,
despite his assurances that he was in good health.
I was going to go home and immediately write this impression out and place it on this page or the 2001 Part Two page, but found myself becoming bogged down with other concerns that were (and are) family and health related. Answering emails and posting more major news developments that were related to my predictions kept me busy on the site, including the plane crash that claimed the life of La Bouche lead singer Melanie Thornton.
It is strange indeed that on a prophecy page called the "Elton John Prophecy" I am proven correct about the danger to George Harrison's life. But that is because I clearly stated that he was the only other major alternative to Elton John and actually worked him into the text of the presentation. What threw me off from the very beginning and kept the presentation from being called the "George Harrison Prophecy" is the fact that Harrison was attacked by an assailant on December 30, 1999. Not realising that he was in poor health, it just didn't make any sense to conclude that he would be attacked again by another assailant in 2001 or, say, be involved in a horrible accident. It seemed to me that that would be like lightning striking twice in the same place.
And now, sadly, lightning indeed has struck twice.
Had the 1999 attack not occurred, I would have made a much stronger case for a former Beatle dying a premature death in December 2001 -- either George Harrison or Paul McCartney.
I now believe I understand the significance of the 1999 attack and what it says about destiny. There was nothing that could be done. Fate had decreed that another former Beatle would meet a violent end like John Lennon...or if not, would meet with violence and then die later of other causes. It was a choice and it was a matter of timing.
Because the deranged fan who attacked George Harrison chose 1999 rather than 2001 to strike, it made it possible for the ex-Beatle to survive another two years. Yet he was destined to die in 2001 one way or another. If the assailant had not attacked in 1999, Harrison would not have contracted cancer, but would have been stabbed or shot to death by the assailant on November 29, 2001.
Therefore, one can now say that, like John Lennon, George Harrison was subjected to a murderous attack and died...the difference being that two years elapsed between the attack and his death.
In addition to George Harrison, actor Jack Lemmon appeared above in a list of six celebrities that might die in 2001 due to a John Lennon name influence. He was on the list for no other reason than that his last name sounded quite similar to Lennon's ("Lemmon"). Mr Lemmon died in June 2001.
In addition to the dead ex-Beatle scenario placing George Harrison in the prophecy, his first name was also suggested by the late "Superman" actor George Reeves who died in 1959.
All the signs were there, but it seemed too far-fetched: escaping an assassin's murderous attack, suffering serious injuries in the process, recovering and healing, only to be shot down by cancer two years later. But when singer Aaliyah and rocker Graeme "Shirley" Strachan died in plane crashes like Buddy Holly in August (and now Melanie Thornton), it was clear that 2001 was shaping up to be another 1959-type year -- the year Superman star George Reeves died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Hopefully, the danger to Elton John is now mitigated. But at what a tragic price?
There were tears in my eyes after I read Yoko Ono's tribute to George Harrison as reported by CNN and BBC. 58 years and there could have been so many more. But fate has determined otherwise.
So sad to see you go, George. Your contribution to the Beatles as well as your own special music remain a vital part of our lives and, if not our lives, at least our happier memories.
PS. I have received rather disturbing late-breaking news from a viewer to this web site that singer Olivia Newton-John, also on the short list above, is dying from cancer. I sincerely hope this is not true, but I will keep you posted.
Year 2001 (Part Two)
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