Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is an English singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
He gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles
one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music. His songwriting partnership
with John 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 recognised as one of the most successful 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
James Paul McCartney
June 18th, 1942 (age
Nancy Shevell (married October 9th, 2011, second cousin to Barbara Walters)
Heather Mills (model; born on January 29th, 1968; met in 1999; engaged on July 23rd, 2001; married on June 11th, 2002, divorced 2008)
Linda Eastman (actress, composer; born on September 24th, 1941; married on March 12th, 1969; died on April 17th, 1998 of breast cancer)
James McCartney (leader of Jim Mac Jazz Band)
Mary Patricia McCartney (born on September 29th, 1909; died of breast cancer on October 31st, 1956)
Michael McCartney (photographer; born in 1944)
Ruth McCartney (singer; adopted; daughter of James McCartney's second wife)
James McCartney (born in 1978; mother:Linda Eastman)
Beatrice Milly McCartney (born on October 28th, 2003 in London)
Stella McCartney (fashion designer; born in 1972; mother: Linda Eastman)
Mary McCartney (born in 1970; mother:Linda Eastman)
Heather McCartney (born in 1963)
Kate Robbins (actress, singer), Ted Robbins (actor)
Rock, pop, classical, electronica
Singer, songwriter, music and film producer, businessman
Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, mandolin, flugelhorn
Fender Jazz Bass
Gibson Les Paul
Wal 5-String Bass
Did You Know
has been covered by
more than 2,200 artists, making it the most covered copyrighted song in history
• He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999
• He has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100,
and has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States alone
Paul McCartney Quotes
"I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind."
I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
"It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard Heartbreak Hotel I thought, this is it."
"Think globally, act locally."
"We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls."
Pointing out that anything Beatle-related would be an instant hit: "Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'"