Who is Paul McCartney?

Paul McCartney is an English musician and a former member of the legendary music band ‘The Beatles’. 

What is Paul McCartney Famous for?

Paul McCartney is a famous English songwriter-singer, composer and multi-instrumental, recognized worldwide as the singer and bass guitarist for the legendary rock band, the Beatles. 

 McCartney is 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. He wrote his first song, 'I Lost My Little Girl,' on the Zenith, later composed another early tune 'When I'm Sixty-Four,' on the piano. American rhythm and blues-inspired Paul.

How was Paul McCartney's Early Life?

He was born as James Paul McCartney on 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England to mother Mary Patricia and father James McCartney. His mother was a maternity nurse, and his father a cotton salesman and jazz pianist with a local band. He has two siblings, Michael and Ruth. Paul holds British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity and the birth sign is Gemini. Paul McCartney’s mother died of breast cancer when he was just 14. As a teenager, he met John Lennon at a church festival. Since John too had lost his mother at a young age, the two boys bonded quickly and became friends. John had a band called the ‘Quarrymen’ and invited Paul to join the band. Regarding his education, he attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke from 1947 to 1949. Then he was transferred to Joseph Junior School in Belle Vale. Later, he enrolled at the Liverpool Institute, which is a grammar school instead of a secondary modern school.

How is Paul McCartney's Career?

Paul began his career at the small age of 15 when he met John Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen. He was invited to join as a rhythm guitarist. The new band adopted the name of the Beatles in August 1960. Paul became a bass player in 1961. The band rose into fame after their first hit "Love Me Do" and becoming popular in the UK in 1963, and in the US a year later. Then, the band released Yesterday, Rubber Soul, In My Life, Revolver in the year 1966, Paperback Writer, Rain, Strawberry Fields Forever Penny Lane, A Day in the Life, She's Leaving Home, Let It Be, and more. In the year 1970, the Beatles broke up as the band members left one after another due to demise and business disagreements.

However, he continued his musical career and recorded two solo albums, McCartney (1970) and Ram (1971), before forming the band Wings with his wife Linda (formerly Linda Eastman), an American photographer and musician whom he had married in 1969. Paul McCartney and Wings released several albums including ‘Red Rose Speedway’ (1973), ‘Band on the Run’ (1973), ‘Venus and Mars’ (1975), ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’ (1976), and ‘Back to the Egg’ (1979). The group disbanded in 1981. The 1980s was a difficult time for Paul McCartney. He had become a drug addict and was arrested for possession of marijuana and fined. John Lennon, which deeply disturbed him. 

Nevertheless, he continued creating music and by collaborating with some of history’s most celebrated musicians, including Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, and even Kanye West, he produced numerous hit albums and singles for many following years. For his work in music, McCartney has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as himself and as a Beatle. In 1997, he was knighted Sir Paul McCartney by the queen of England.

What are Paul McCartney's Achievements?

His debut studio album, ‘McCartney’, released in 1970 peaked at No. 1 position on the US Billboard 200 chart and remained there for three weeks; it reached No. 2 in Britain. The album ‘Band on the Run’ released by Paul McCartney and Wings, became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and remains his most successful album to date. Paul McCartney is a 21-time Grammy Award winner, including 12 as a member of ‘The Beatles’ and six as a solo artist.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: Class of 1988 as a member of the Beatles and Class of 1999 as a solo artist. In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music. He received the Gershwin Prize for his contributions to popular music in 2010. He received the French Légion d'Honneur for his services to music in 2012.

How is Paul McCartney's Personal Life?

Paul McCartney is a married man. Paul married his third wife, Nancy Shevell on 9th October 2011 in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall. Nancy Shevell is vice-president of family-owned transportation and a former member of the board of the New York area's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He met his first wife Linda Eastman, a photographer, in 1967 and married her in 1969. He adopted Linda’s daughter from a previous relationship and went on to have three more children. They got separated as  Linda passed away with breast cancer in 1998.

In 2002, Paul McCartney married his second wife Heather Mills, a former model. The couple had a daughter. They had a bitter divorce in 2008. Before his married life, Paul has dated some other women like Dot Rhone(1959) and Jane Asher(1963) He is actively involved in several philanthropic activities. He is a strong advocate of vegetarianism and animal rights and also champions a number of humanitarian causes, and supports charities that fight cancer.

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What is Paul McCartney's Net Worth?

Paul McCartney has an impressive net worth of $1.2 Billion as of 2019. He owns several cars such as Rolls Royce Phantom V, Austin Princess, Lamborgini 400GT, Chrysler Station Wagon, Mercedez-Benz 230 SL, Mini Cooper S, and McLaren F1. McCartney owns several properties in the US, including a Manhattan townhouse, a Beverly Hills estate, and homes in the Hamptons and Arizona, as well as several homes in the United Kingdom, including a gated residence in London and a farmhouse in East Sussex. According to Forbes, Paul's salary in 2018 was $47.5 million.

How Tall is Paul McCartney?

Paul stands 1.80 m and a balanced weight of 68 Kg. His hair color is Dark Brown and eye color is Brown. 

Paul has tremendous counts of fans all over social media. He has over 2.6M followers on Instagram, 4M on Twitter, and 6.4M on Facebook.

9 Facts to be known, about Paul McCartney

  1. Paul's mother was a midwife, out at all hours on her bicycle to deliver babies. 
  2. Paul' mother died from breast cancer in October 1956, when McCartney was age 14, which had a profound effect on his life and
  3.  was the inspiration for his ballad “Let It Be” (1970).
  4.  Abbey Road was the band's last recorded album.
  5.  He also appeared in the adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released in 2017.
  6.  He is a very good drummer. 
  7.  He can do a parlor trick neatly.
  8.  The first musical instrument he played was a trumpet.
  9.  His father was also a trumpet player.