Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Rock Singer

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon.

Full Name
James Paul McCartney
Jun 18, 1942
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England on June 18th, 1942. He is an English singer-songwriter who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. At a young age, Paul began playing the trumpet and guitar, eventually teaching himself to play the piano. In 1957, he met John Lennon at a church festival and soon after formed The Quarrymen. After undergoing some lineup changes, they changed their name to the Beatles and became an international phenomenon with a string of hit singles and albums.

Paul continued to write songs for the band while also branching out as a solo artist, releasing his debut solo album entitled 'McCartney' in 1970. In 1971 he formed the group Wings with his wife Linda McCartney and released several successful albums such as Band on the Run (1973), Venus and Mars (1975) and London Town (1978). As a solo artist he continued to enjoy success throughout the 1980s with chart topping hits such as 'Ebony and Ivory' (1982) featuring Stevie Wonder and 'Say Say Say' (1983) featuring Michael Jackson. 

He has received numerous awards including two Brit Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, four Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriting Excellence, seventeen Grammy Awards and an induction into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time with over 100 million records sold worldwide as part of The Beatles alone.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Paul McCartney is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 18, 1942, Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1957</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms The Quarrymen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCartney forms a rock and roll group called the Quarrymen with John Lennon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Beatles are Formed</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr officially form The Beatles</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1962</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Single "Love Me Do" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Beatles release their debut single "Love Me Do", which goes on to become a hit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Beatles Break Up</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After years of tension within the band, The Beatles announce they will break up.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Solo Album "McCartney" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul releases his first solo album, entitled "McCartney".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Band Wings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCartney forms the band Wings with his wife Linda and Denny Laine.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Legendary Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul McCartney is one of the most legendary musicians of all time. As a member of the Beatles and a solo artist, he has written some of the most iconic songs in music history. His influence has been felt around the world, inspiring generations of musicians to create great music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Amazing Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul McCartney is an amazing songwriter. He has written some of the most iconic and memorable songs in popular music, such as “Hey Jude”, “Let It Be” and “Yesterday”. His lyrics are inspiring and his melodies are timeless.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul McCartney is also a humanitarian. He has used his fame and fortune to help others, often donating millions to various charities around the world. He is also an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started His Musical Career at 14</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul McCartney started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 14. He formed his first band, The Quarrymen, with John Lennon in 1956.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Member of The Beatles and Wings</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul McCartney was a member of two of the most successful and influential bands in history - The Beatles and Wings. He wrote or co-wrote many of their biggest hits.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Music Hall of Fame Inductee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul McCartney is the only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, as a member of The Beatles, and as a member of Wings.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Guinness World Record Holder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Paul McCartney set the Guinness World Record for the most expensive bass guitar ever sold, when his Hofner 500/1 bass went for $2.1 million in an auction.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Knighted by the Queen</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to music. His full title is Sir Paul McCartney KBE.</p></div>


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