Paul McCartney

Psychedelic rock, Celebrity

1942 –

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Who is Paul McCartney?

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognized as one of the highest-selling composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

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Born
Jun 18, 1942
Walton, Liverpool
Also known as
  • Percy Thrillington
  • James Paul McCartney
  • Sir James Paul McCartney
  • Solo career of Paul McCartney
  • Thrillington, Percy 'Thrills'
  • Macca
  • Paul
  • Sir Paul McCartney
  • Bernard Webb
  • Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Irish people in Great Britain
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Liverpool Institute for Boys
    (1953 - 1960)
  • Joseph Williams Junior School
  • Stockton Wood Road Primary School
Lived in
  • Liverpool

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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