Paul McCartney Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir James Paul McCartney, CH, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon is the most celebrated of the post-war era. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed the band 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. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.
- "It doesn't matter, I won't be here!" - Sir Paul McCartney tells 6 Music how he wants to be rememberedhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xqx6y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xqx6y.jpg2017-03-23T08:30:00.000ZSir Paul McCartney talks to 6 Music’s Matt Everitt about how he wants to be rememberedhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04xqx0m
"It doesn't matter, I won't be here!" - Sir Paul McCartney tells 6 Music how he wants to be remembered
- Sir Paul McCartney talks to 6 Music about collaborations, Chuck Berry, his new album and his own musical legacy.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xr54h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xr54h.jpg2017-03-23T08:30:00.000ZSir Paul McCartney talks to BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04xqy1m
Sir Paul McCartney talks to 6 Music about collaborations, Chuck Berry, his new album and his own musical legacy.
- Ron, Paul & Ringo talk to Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p3lj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p3lj.jpg2016-09-14T17:22:00.000ZRon Howard and Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr discuss their new Beatles doc.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047v7c5
Ron, Paul & Ringo talk to Simon Mayo
- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Ron Howard chat to BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keavenyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v0bq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v0bq.jpg2016-09-14T14:29:00.000ZHear the whole interview that was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studioshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047v0fn
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Ron Howard chat to BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny
- Paul McCartney: "The last time I crossed Abbey Road I was Dressed As A werewolf”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v00f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v00f.jpg2016-09-14T14:25:00.000ZSir Paul tells 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny about the last time he crossed Abbey Roadhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047v03s
Paul McCartney: "The last time I crossed Abbey Road I was Dressed As A werewolf”
- Richard White Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452m70.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452m70.jpg2016-08-21T15:55:00.000ZRichard White popped by the studios to chat about the rivalry between Lennon & McCartneyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0452mb6
Richard White Interview
- 'Paul was the radical one' Philip Norman explodes the myths of Beatleologyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0406ph1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0406ph1.jpg2016-07-02T13:44:00.000ZMark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by writer Philip Norman, who talks abouthis new book on Paul McCartney.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0406phc
'Paul was the radical one' Philip Norman explodes the myths of Beatleology
- Sir Paul McCartney watched the Housemartins soundcheck in 1986!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0360w3z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0360w3z.jpg2016-06-21T08:17:00.000ZPaul Heaton looks forward to meeting Sir Paul McCartney again at the Dine and Discohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03z09mp
Sir Paul McCartney watched the Housemartins soundcheck in 1986!
- Paul McCartney's Biggest Fan?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yqs43.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yqs43.jpg2016-06-18T07:49:00.000ZHappy Birthday Macca! We think Diane McEvoy is your biggest fan...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yqn4q
Paul McCartney's Biggest Fan?
- Paul McCartney: “I was depressed at the time... You would be too”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w0ggj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w0ggj.jpg2016-05-24T04:00:00.000ZSir Paul McCartney speaks about his life after The Beatles.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w1z00
Paul McCartney: “I was depressed at the time... You would be too”
- Paul McCartney: “I love Kanye… He’s a monster”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1vnb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1vnb.jpg2016-05-24T04:00:00.000ZSir Paul reveals some illuminating stories about his collaboration with Kanye West.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w207g
Paul McCartney: “I love Kanye… He’s a monster”
- How Paul McCartney thinks music should be taught in schoolshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1wf6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1wf6.jpg2016-05-24T04:00:00.000Z“I would teach it so they would love it after the first lesson.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w21vj
How Paul McCartney thinks music should be taught in schools
- Mastertapes special: Paul McCartneyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w0n88.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w0n88.jpg2016-05-24T04:00:00.000ZWatch a filmed version of Paul McCartney speaking to John Wilson about his career.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w2989
Mastertapes special: Paul McCartney
- How Paul McCartney almost didn't sing Bond theme Live and Let Diehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m1nj4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m1nj4.jpg2016-03-09T17:01:00.000ZGeorge Martin reveals he "could see that egos were getting in the way" when he spoke to Bond film producer Harry Saltzman.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03m1rbh
How Paul McCartney almost didn't sing Bond theme Live and Let Die
- The First Time - Noel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney...in cartoon form.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ldgsm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ldgsm.jpg2015-03-11T08:00:00.000ZNoel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney bought to life by Matt Everitt's cartoons.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ldmgb
The First Time - Noel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney...in cartoon form.
- Paul McCartney - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fpsm1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fpsm1.jpg2014-12-20T15:00:00.000ZDermot O'Leary talks to music legend Sir Paul McCartney.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02fpsm2
Paul McCartney - Interview
- Sir Paul McCartney enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0282phr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0282phr.jpg2014-10-06T11:49:00.000ZSir Paul McCartney enters the Singers Hall of Fame on Sunday Night with Michael Ballhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0282q7r
Sir Paul McCartney enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Paul McCartney chats with Laurenhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jv0mm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jv0mm.jpg2013-10-16T12:31:00.000ZPaul McCartney, one of the great singer-songwriters, answers some searching questions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jtvp7
Paul McCartney chats with Lauren
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