Paul McCartney life and biography

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Paul McCartney biography

Date of birth : 1942-06-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Liverpool, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-14
Credited as : rock musician, The Beatles,

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James Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer.

Paul McCartney was a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s. Paul McCartney was first invited to join John Lennon's band The Quarrymen in 1957. Eventually George Harrison and Ringo Starr joined up as well, and the new band became The Beatles. Almost all of their songs were written by McCartney and Lennon, who produced dozens of classic songs ranging from "A Hard Day's Night" and "Yesterday" to "Let it Be" and "Hey, Jude." Paul McCartney released his first solo album in 1970, just before the breakup of The Beatles. McCartney soon formed the band Wings (featuring his wife, Linda), touring extensively and recording albums including Band on the Run and Venus & Mars. Paul McCartney continued to record and perform throughout the 1980s and '90s, and was awarded the MBE in 1997, making him Sir Paul McCartney. After Linda McCartney died of breast cancer in 1998, he became more publicly active in charitable causes. Paul McCartney married model and activist Heather Mills on 11 June 2002 at Castle Leslie at Glaslough in County Monaghan, Ireland. Their daughter Beatrice Milly was born in October 2003, but the couple separated in 2006; their divorce was finalized in 2008, with Mills getting a settlement of 24.3 million pounds. In May of 2011, a spokesman for McCartney said he was engaged to Nancy Shevell, a 51-year-old businesswoman from New York.

Way back in 1979, Paul McCartney was awarded with a special rhodium disc for selling over 200 million albums. Paul McCartney plays guitar left-handed. He is often called "Macca" by fans. The name of The Beatles was a play on the name of Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets. McCartney's daughter Stella became a popular fashion designer.

Albums:

1960: McCartney
1971: Ram
1971: Wildlife
1973: Red Rose Speedway
1973: Band On The Run
1975: Venus And Mars
1976: Wings At The Speed Of Sound
1976: Wings Over America
1978: London Town
1979: Back To The Egg
1980: McCartney II
1982: Tug Of War
1983: Pipes Of Peace
1984: Give My Regards To Broad Street
1986: Press To Play
1989: Choba B CCCP The Russian Album
1989: Flowers In The Dirt
1990: Tripping The Live Fantastic
1991: Unplugged - The Official Bootleg
1992: Off The Ground
1993: Paul Is Live
1997: Flaming Pie
2003: Back in the World
2005: Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard

Compilations:
1978: Wings Greatest Hits
1987: All The Best

Choral Music:
1991: Liverpool Oratorio
1997: Standing Stone
1999: Working Classical
2006: Ecce Cor Meum

Solo albums:
2001: Driving Rain

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