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Sir James Paul McCartney (or just Paul McCartney) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer best known as a member of The Beatles. Born in 1942 in Liverpool, England, McCartney met future band mate John Lennon when he... ... read more

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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney (or just Paul McCartney) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer best known as a member of The Beatles. Born in 1942 in Liverpool, England, McCartney met future band mate John Lennon when he was 15. He joined Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, in 1957. George Harrison joined the group in 1958, and by 1960 the band renamed itself The Beatles. Ringo Starr came on in 1962 and The Beatles went on to worldwide acclaim.

Paul McCartney’s solo career began after The Beatles broke up in 1970. That same year he released McCartney, which aside from a few guest vocals by his first wife Linda McCartney, is a one-man album that hit the No. 1 spot in the U.S. The next year, McCartney collaborated with Linda and drummer Denny Seiwell on a second album, Ram, which featured the U.S. number-one hit single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."

Towards the end of 1971, former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine joined the McCartneys and Seiwell to form the band Wings. Following the addition of guitarist Henry McCullough, Wings' first concert tour began in 1972. In March 1973, Wings got its first U.S. number-one single, "My Love", which was featured on the band’s second LP, Red Rose Speedway. After the departure of McCullough and Seiwell, the McCartneys and Denny Lane went on to release Band on the Run (1973), the first of seven platinum Wings LPs including Venus and Mars (1975), Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976), and London Town (1978).

McCartney’s second solo album solo LP, McCartney II (1980), peaked at No. 3 in the U.S., and Wings disbanded a year later. In 1982, McCartney collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the number-one hit “Ebony and Ivory,” and with Michael Jackson on "The Girl Is Mine" from Thriller. McCartney participated in Live Aid in 1985, performing “Let it Be” with David Bowie, Alison Moyet, Pete Townshend, and Bob Geldof.

Paul McCartney albums released in the 1980s/90s/00s include – but are not limited to – Tug of War (1982), Pipes of Peace (1983), Flowers in the Dirt (1989), Off the Ground (1993), Flaming Pie (1997), Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005), and Memory Almost Full (2007). Kisses on the Bottom was released in 2012.

Guinness World Records describes McCartney as the “most successful composer and recording artist of all time,” with 60 gold discs, and sales of more than 100 million albums and 100 million singles. Paul McCartney shows sell out fast as the rocker is beginning to book fewer and fewer tour dates, so be sure to score Paul McCartney tickets as soon as they become available!

Paul McCartney User Comments

Amanda R. Jul 21, 2013
With my mum growing up listening to The Beatles I didn't really have a choice as a kid but to listen to them. I'm not complaining, but coming from near Liverpool they don't half get shoved down your throat! Consequently, I became an avid fan of their music, with Ringo and George being my favourites. I didn't know much of the Wings songs before I went but when I found out 'Macca' was touring I was all for it. I knew a few of my friends wanted to go see him but I felt the whole experience would be better with my mum. After all, she introduced me to their music. He did not disappoint! I could quite easily say this was the best gig I have ever been to. So much so, my mum and I watched him in Manchester one day and turned up in Liverpool the next day and bought tickets to see him again. He was just. That. Good. He spends a little bit of time interacting with the audience ( a method not many acts do now) which completely builds an even stronger bond between the act and the fans. He even had a few up on stage! My opinion of Sir Paul has completely changed since going to watch him. I recommend him to anybody. His vibrancy and energy is infectious and even though there was a fair amount of Wings tunes, it is perfectly balanced with a mixture of Beatles and solo songs. Sir Paul McCartney is a must see.
Michał B. May 19, 2013
I don't remember getting to know Paul McCartney - he and his fellows from The Beatles helped my parents bringing me up. First sound I gave out was "yeah yeah yeah" - and you have to know I'm not from the English-speaking country. I have to admit that I've always preferred John Lennon in this perennial comparison of two most creative minds in the music history. But recently I've read Macca's biography, visited Liverpool and I have to admit that it doesn't make any sense to try to choose the better one of this duo. Because how can you compare two best friends - a rebel and a romantic - who gave each other a hand to achieve unattainable? Youngsters from northern England, which was considered worse part of the country in the 1950s and at the beginning of the 1960s, were received by prime ministers and decorated by the Queen. In 1963/1964 they caused the first craze in the popular music - unimaginable then, very common nowadays. After that they risked their position to record masterpieces nobody expected and - what's more - nobody understood at once. Paul McCartney was the face of these changes which had impact on our contemporary world. With songs well-known by kids all around the globe as "Yellow Submarine", with pieces teaching how to love ("Here, there and everywhere"), how to get over unhappy infatuations like "For no one", with stories about "Eleanor Rigby" or "The Fool on the Hill", Paul McCartney became one of my teachers of life. And thanks to him I know how to accept getting old with dignity and sense of humour ("When I'm 64") - but before retiring, I hope he will give me just one more tip next month when he's giving the first concert in my homeland. For Poland it's the next sign that it changes in a good direction...
Brett C. May 2, 2013
I have been lucky enough to see Paul McCartney twice now, and, does he ever deliver on the immense expectations that come with performing some of the best musical compositions ever written. At 70 years old, Paul still sounds as good as he did on the old Beatles records 50 years ago, and he’s just as spry and witty as ever, often delivering near-40 song marathon sets with boundless energy. While you’ll have to sit through a decent share of Wings and solo material, he keeps a nice balance between that and the Beatles classics that he knows we really came to hear. By the end of the night, Sir Paul and his band (who have been performing with him for years) are delivering hit after hit without even a moment to catch your breath. If you’re ever presented the opportunity to see Macca live, do it while you still can! When you hear his voice merging with the thousands emanating from the crowd during Hey Jude, you’ll know that it was worth it.

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