Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was born on 1942-06-18 at Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom. His net worth is $1.2 Billion. He is British born Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Artist, Drummer, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Social activist, Poet. He has been seen in movies Rockshow, A Hard Day's Night, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Paul McCartney in Red Square, Yellow Submarine, Wingspan, Magical Mystery Tour, Rupert and the Frog Song, Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, Tropic Island Hum, Paul McC....

Facts of Paul McCartney

Full NamePaul McCartney
Net Worth$1.2 Billion
Date Of BirthJune 18, 1942
Age78 years 1 months
Place Of BirthWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
ProfessionSinger, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Artist, Drummer, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Social activist, Poet
EducationJoseph Williams Junior School, Liverpool Institute
SpouseNancy Shevell (m. 2011), Heather Mills (m. 2002–2008), Linda McCartney (m. 1969–1998)
ChildrenStella McCartney, James McCartney, Heather McCartney, Beatrice McCartney, Mary McCartney
ParentsMary McCartney, James McCartney, FourFiveSeconds, Maybe I'm Amazed, Band on the Run, Heather Mills, Paul McCartney
SiblingsMike McGear, Ruth McCartney, FourFiveSeconds, Maybe I'm Amazed, Band on the Run, Stella McCartney, Mary McCartney, Heather McCartney, James McCartney
NicknamesPercy Thrillington , James Paul McCartney , Sir James Paul McCartney , Solo career of Paul McCartney , Thrillington, Percy 'Thrills' , Macca , Paul , Bernard Webb , Sir Paul McCartney , Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE
AwardsKennedy Center Honors (2016), Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, American Music Award of Merit, Ivor Novello Awards
AlbumsRam (1971), New (2013), Tug of War (1982), Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles (1968), Press to Play (1986), Memory Almost Full (2007), Pure McCartney (2016)
Music GroupsThe Beatles (1960 – 1970), Wings (1971 – 1981)
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Grammy Award for Best Song Writt...
MoviesRockshow, A Hard Day's Night, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Paul McCartney in Red Square, Yellow Submarine, Wingspan, Magical Mystery Tour, Rupert and the Frog Song, Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, Tropic Island Hum, Paul McC...
TV ShowsThe Beatles Anthology, Arena
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Quotes of Paul McCartney

1[on David Bowie] David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever.
2Ringo would never ever do drum solos. Ringo hated drummers who did these lengthy drum solos. We all did. And when he joined the Beatles we'd say, Well, how about a drum solo, then? We were expecting him to say, Yeah, I'll do a five hour one during your thirty minute set! Instead, he replied, I hate 'em! And we said, Great! We love you! And so he would never do them.
3[on John Lennon] When John got shot, aside from the pure horror of it, the lingering thing was, 'OK, well, now John's a martyr. A [John F. Kennedy].' I started to get frustrated because people started to say, 'Well, he was The Beatles.' And me, George and Ringo would go, 'Er, hang on. It's only a year ago we were all equal-ish.' John was the witty one, sure. John did a lot of great work. And post-Beatles he did more great work, but he also did a lot of not-great work. Now the fact that he's now martyred has elevated him to a James Dean, and beyond. So whilst I didn't mind that - I agreed with it - I understood that now there was going to be revisionism. It was going to be: John was the one. I mean, if you just pull out all his great stuff and then stack it up against my not-so-great stuff, it's an easy case to make.
4[on his hope of supporting Julian Lennon with a song, as his parents were divorcing] I started with the idea 'Hey Jules' which was Julian, 'don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better' - hey, try and deal with this terrible thing. I knew it was not going to be easy for him. I always feel sorry for kids in divorces. I changed it to Jude because I thought it sounded better.
5[on hearing of John Lennon's murder] It was just so horrific, you couldn't take it in and I couldn't take it in and I just for days couldn't think that he was gone. It was just a huge shock, then I had to tell [Linda McCartney] and the kids and it was very difficult. It was very difficult for everyone. For me it was just so sad that I wasn't going to see him again and we weren't going to hang. The phrase kept coming in my head 'The jerk of all jerks'. It was just like 'this is just a jerk, this is not even a guy politically motivated, it's just some total random thing.'
6[February 2013]: My grandkids always beat me at Rock Band. And I say, Listen, you may beat me at Rock Band, but I made the original records, so shut up.
7[on getting the idea for the classic song 'Yesterday' in a dream] I just fell out of bed and it was there. I have a piano by the side of my bed and just got up and played the chords. I thought I must have heard it the night before or something, and spent about three weeks asking all the music people I knew, 'What is this song?' I couldn't believe I'd written it.
8[on "Press To Play"] I liked Hugh Padgham's work because I'd liked what he'd done with The Police, I liked what he'd done with Phil Collins and Genesis. I knew that if I worked with Hugh one thing - like the drum sound - would be good because he really gets a real great drum sound and it is the anchor of your album.
9[on owning a Rolls Royce with black windows] I'm going to get a bicycle with black windows.
10Peter is an old friend of mine from Liverpool. While I found my way into a notorious music group, he went on to university and greater things! It was not long before he had a very successful career in television and though both of us have led fairly hectic lives, we still keep in touch. His memoirs are a must-read. (On Peter Sissons)
11[on the break-up of The Beatles] Personally it was a nightmare. It was really difficult, because I knew I didn't hate them, but I knew we had to save The Beatles, and I was the only one who was going to do it - because the three of them were just sending it down the chute.
12The combination of those four guys was pretty interesting. We weren't together that long but think of the work we put in. Every album was different. Album after album, single after single beat the last one. The nice thing now is I don't have to be modest about The Beatles any more. I can call them great because it's over. There was something very special about The Beatles.
13John and George were real mates. I have a huge fondness for them. They were both part of my life and who I am. There are little reminders of them all the time. Today, somebody brought me a new book by 1960s photographer Duffy and I saw a picture of John in it. Now, if I write a song, I'm always cross-checking in my mind, 'Would John have let me write that line or is it just too soppy?' Sometimes, I just think, 'Too bad, it's my song.' But I'm always cross-checking with him.
14When you start off in the music business you have the idea people are gonna hate you. You think, 'I'm no good and they're gonna boo me off.' I've now got to the stage where I think, 'The tickets are sold out so these people probably want to see me.' Treat the audience like they're your mates. I feel like I'm playing to family.
15Playing live was great then - and it's great now. The big difference is you can hear what you're doing. It was more like a football match in the old days. We were all part of some big celebration. Now with modern stage equipment, good sound and video screens it's much easier. I remember going to see Genesis at Wembley Stadium and I couldn't see who was on stage. All I saw were these little matchstick people miles away. I couldn't tell which one was Phil Collins. It was like...where is he? So I developed the idea that if somebody was right at the back of the venue they'd still be a part of my show. I enjoy playing live more now. I'm a lot more comfortable with it.
16On his knighthood in 1997: It's a fantastic honor and I am very gratefully receiving it on behalf of all the people of Liverpool and the other Beatles, without whom it wouldn't have been possible.
17If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.
18Many years ago I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, 'I am killing him - all for the passing pleasure it brings me'. Something inside me clicked. I realised as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.
19The thing with The X Factor (2004) is, you don't have to turn it on. It is really not a bad thing. You are talking about people being on the dole (welfare) - this gets people off the dole. It gives some people an opportunity, it gives them confidence, it gives them work. There is nothing wrong with that.
20Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I'd rather be out playing.
21I used to feel sorry in a way for Elvis when he was in Vegas 'cos he'd have about 50 people on stage with him and it didn't sound any better than his early records when there were three people on it.
22Somebody said to me, 'But The Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John [Lennon] and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.
23In any situation with a high-ranking official, any boss, it's not always a good idea to tell him he's crap. But I try to encourage people. We all have meetings - the best ideas carry the day. If someone goofs up I tell them off. There have been one or two moments when somebody has been out of order.
24On his children: They've not been cloistered - Linda and I were very conscious of that. They're likable people. If you're as well off as I am, inevitably they will benefit. They've never understood hunger, like I did. I'm still hungry because I had that hunger, I've never lost it. It's good to have.
25I've learnt to compartmentalise. There's me and there's famous Him. I don't want to sound schizophrenic, but probably I'm two people. I'm the guy who does shows ... but I'm also the guy who goes home to the kids. There I am just Dad.
26This morning [sometime in 2008] I was walking into a cafe. A girl shouts, 'Hi Paul, you are fantastic. I really love you.' I take it with a pinch of salt, but I am honoured. I am pleased she didn't say, 'You're a total arsehole and I hate you.' I am pleased I have got a compliment, and I can still walk around Soho as I've always done.
27On his 2008 to Israel and the West Bank: I'm not very politically aware of the situation, I suppose like the average British person. We do know there's a conflict, but we didn't know all the ins and outs. You don't have to visit a refugee camp to know there are a lot of Palestinians who have become dispossessed.
28I love John's songs. In the Beatles, if you said it was one of your songs, it basically meant it was your idea. So Eleanor Rigby was my song, but John helped me finish it. A Day in the Life was his, but I helped him finish it. He came up with 'I read the news today' and I came up with 'he blew his mind out in a car.'
29On suing the other three Beatles over Allen Klein's management: I was placed in the most awkward position I've ever been placed in. I had to fight three mates to save their legacy, their money, as well as mine, and I did so knowing it would put me in a very dodgy position. Anyone who didn't thoroughly review the whole thing would be forgiven for thinking 'What a tosser'. So yes, that matters to me, it is still a haunting episode... It was pretty scary having to say to Johnny, Georgie, Ringo, I'm suing you!
30Before John Lennon died I got back a good relationship with him. That was very special. The arguments we had didn't matter. We were able to just take the piss about all those songs; they weren't that harsh. In fact, I have been thanked by Yoko Ono and everyone else for saving The Beatles from Allen Klein. Everything comes round in the end.
31On his vetting every photo taken by his hired photographers: I just don't like to see terrible photos of's straightforward vanity. You tell me someone who wants to see terrible photos of themselves.
32On his childhood home now part of the National Trust: It gets dangerous when you start believing your own legacy. That's why I've not gone back.
33(about filing the lawsuit that dissolved the Beatles's legal partnership) I felt like an arse, suing my best mates and being *seen* to sue my best mates.
34Everybody at EMI had become part of the furniture. I'd be a couch; Coldplay are an armchair. Robbie Williams, I dread to think what he was. (On leaving EMI, his record label of 45 years)
35(Recalling raising his children in the 1970s)There was one moment where they were riding their little ponies in Scotland, and Stella [Stella McCartney] said to me: 'Dad! You're Paul McCartney, aren't you?' 'Yes darling, but I'm Daddy really'.
36[on making movies] "It's not a bad way to get through an afternoon".
37"No one is musically educated until they have heard The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds'".
38I am the proudest dad in the world. I thought that it was brilliant, and Stella has come such a long way since she first started out. [Following daughter Stella McCartney's graduation fashion show, June 1995]
39[About dealing with the memory of Linda McCartney today] "She's all around me, you know. And everybody I know knows her and remembers her. And so I talk a lot about her."
40Seeing that so many inaccurate stories have been written at the moment about [Heather Mills] and myself, all I can ask people to do is not believe them and understand that most of what is coming out is made up and entirely false. Thanks for your support.
41I thought she was a cold woman. I think that's wrong. She's just the opposite. I think she's just more determined than most people to be herself. [on his updated feelings about Yoko Ono, 1995]
42It's a drag, isn't it? [on John Lennon's murder]
43Maybe our government went in too fast with the Americans. It would have been better if the UN had been together. Now it's become very bloody with Iraq, it's very difficult. If someone came to my house and blew it up, I wouldn't just want to sit there and say thank you. I'd be angry like I think anyone would be, so I could see America and Britain being angry. To look for [Osama bin Laden] seemed reasonable to go against terrorism, but the war has become very difficult.
44When we were kids, George [George Harrison] and I used to hang out and we had, we had one little party piece which was to show that we weren't stupid, so we used to do this thing by Bach that was our own little version of it, and we got it wrong,
45The two of us were on fire every time we sat down to write.
46If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
47I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
48You try to concentrate on the lyrics, the music, the melody, and putting it all together, and there's a sign . . . and half of you is saying, 'Ignore it', but the other half is saying, 'Read it, go ahead.' 'My grandmother saw you at Candlestick.' That says it all. [referring to a sign in the audience]
49I don't take any notice of her. She's John's wife so I have to respect her for that, but I don't think she's the brightest of buttons. She's said some particularly daft things in her time. Her life is dedicated to putting me down but I attempt very strongly not to put her down. [About Yoko Ono]
50I've seen those famous Nixon [Richard Nixon] transcripts where Elvis [Elvis Presley] actually starts to try to shop us - The Beatles! He's in the transcript saying - to Richard Nixon, of all people - 'Well, sir, these Beatles, they're very un-American and they take drugs.' I felt a bit betrayed by that, I must say. The great joke is that we were taking drugs, and look what happened to him. He was caught on the toilet full of them! It was sad, but I still love him, particularly in his early period. He was very influential on me.
51We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls.
52I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.
53[regarding his ten-day jail term after his arrest for cannabis possession at Tokyo's Narita Airport, Jan. 6, 1980] "It was pretty rough. Just a thin mattress on the floor. I had to wash using water from the toilet cistern. I had to share a bath with a bloke who was in for murder. I was afraid to take my suit off in case I got raped. But I'd seen all those prisoner-of-war movies and I knew you had to keep your spirits up. So I'd organize sing-alongs with other prisoners."
54Somebody said to me, [The Beatles] were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. [John Lennon] and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'
55I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual.
56[on his LSD experience] "It's like taking an aspirin without having a headache."
57I figure I've probably got a better chance of coming up with a good Paul McCartney song than Oasis has.
58The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Quick Facts of Paul McCartney

1Daughter Stella was born six weeks early weighing about 4 lbs at birth September 13th 1971 due to life threatening complications in Linda's pregnancy it was from that experience that his band wings got it name.
2Was first introduced to second wife Heather Mills by Piers Morgan at a charity event in 1999.
3While vacationing in Montego Bay (Jamaica), Paul met Dustin Hoffman who was on location shooting Papillon (1973) with Steve McQueen. While there, Dustin invited Paul to dinner where he challenged him to write a song "about anything." Since painter Pablo Picasso had just died, Dustin requested that Paul compose a song around Picasso's dying words ("Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore"). Paul created a demo on the spot and the song - "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" - appeared on Wings' 1973 album "Band On the Run".
4Paul's 1973 album "Band On the Run" (with "Wings") depicted various celebrities on its cover (by photographer Clive Arrowsmith) including (l to r): Michael Parkinson, Kenny Lynch, Paul McCartney, James Coburn, Clement Freud, Linda McCartney, Christopher Lee, Denny Laine and John Conteh.
5When John Lennon died, Paul went to the studio to get out of the house. A news crew and police were outside.
6Paul has performed in Columbia, SC twice. He first performed there in 1993 and again in 2015.
7For a long time there was a rumor that he was the father of singer Jesse McCartney but they are not related.
8Contrary to popular belief, "Let It Be" was not a religious song as the lyrics "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me..." might suggest. Paul wrote the song about his mother (Mary), not the Blessed Virgin.
9As of 2015, Paul's band comprises musicians Brian Ray (guitar/vocals), Rusty Anderson (guitar/vocals), Paul Wickens (keyboards/vocals), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums/vocals) and Paul on bass and vocals. This particular McCartney ensemble has been together for longer than The Beatles were a foursome (1962-70).
10Attended the funeral of his first wife, Linda McCartney, on 8 June 1998.
11Is very good friends with: Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Tom Petty, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Wonder and Steve Miller.
12Is a fan of Electric Light Orchestra which was fronted by Jeff Lynne.
13The only member of The Beatles to walk on the street barefoot on the album cover "Abbey Road.".
14The only Beatle who sang and co-wrote more songs than anybody, except John Lennon.
15The lead vocalist of Wings.
16Met songwriting partner, co-lead vocalist and guitarist, John Lennon, with Lennon's own band, the Quarrymen, at the St Peter's Church Hall fête in Woolton in 1957, a band that would eventually become The Beatles.
17He plays 25 instruments: bass, piano, bass drums, guitar, cello, flugelhorn, tambourine, autoharp, shakers, spinet, maracas, moog synthesizer, tubular bells, melodica, organ, triangle, toy glockenspiel, recorders, drums, mandolin, saxophone, resonator guitar, sitar, ukelele and harmonica.
18In early 1995, McCartney teamed up with Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra lead singer and guitarist, an ardent Beatles fan. Lynne had previously worked with former Beatle George Harrison on his 1987 album "Cloud Nine," and in "The Traveling Wilburys," and also co-produced "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" for the Beatles Anthology project. Intending to produce something pure and easy - and without elaborate productions - McCartney sporadically recorded the entire album, which was "Flaming Pie," in a space of two years.
19The song, "Hey, Jude," was written by McCartney to console Julian Lennon, during his parents' breakup.
20Surrogate father of Julian Lennon. Julian admitted that he had a better relationship with him, over his real father.
21Both he and John Lennon were watching an episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) together at Lennon's home in The Dakota, during which Lorne Michaels made a $3,000 cash offer for The Beatles to reunite. While they seriously considered going to the SNL studio a few blocks away, they decided it was too late. This was their last time together, before Lennon's 1980s assassination.
22As of 2014, he has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified units in the United States.
23Paul McCartney refused to be on "Saturday Night Live" unless they paid tribute to the ones who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. His request was granted and he went on as scheduled.
24Touring in the US Tour (Nov. 2005) [November 2005]
25Is expecting a fourth grandchild, in light of third daughter Stella McCartney's pregnancy announcement. [August 2006]
26Announced he and his wife are to split up. [May 2006]
27Performed in Israel, Tel Aviv, for the first time. [September 2008]
28Expecting a child with his second wife Heather Mills. [March 2003]
29Officially filed for divorce from second wife Heather Mills. [July 2006]
30His world tours in 2002, 2003 and 2004 included over 100 large-scale concert performances in countries on three continents.
31A guest at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert.
32He was a bit of an amateur bird-watcher and owned a beloved bird field guide as a boy. It was later inspire him to write the song "Blackbird".
33One of The Beatles' earlier names was that of "Johnny And The Moondogs. Popular DJ Alan Freed often went by the name "Moondog" in the mid-'50s. His films, such as Rock Rock Rock! (1956) and Mister Rock and Roll (1957) were well received in Great Britain. He would often shout to his radio followers, "Come on, all you Moondogs".
34"Dr. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was the original title for what eventually became The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album. The soda company that owned the "Dr. Pepper" trademark would not give permission for its use.
35The first John Lennon-McCartney composition to hit the US charts occurred in the summer of 1963. Del Shannon's version of "From Me To You" reached #66 US Pop.
36Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 10, 2012.
37Since the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, SC Paul McCartney has dedicated "The Long and Winding Road" to the nine people who died in the shooting during his concerts. He then dedicates "Maybe I'm Amazed" to his late wife Linda and "Something" to George Harrison.
38Was one of the first musicians to perform at Shea Stadium, with The Beatles, on August 15, 1965, and one of the last to performer at Shea Stadium, performing the closing number at Billy Joel's concert on July 18, 2008.
39The last appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show") occurred on March 1, 1970 as part of a "Beatles' Songbook", which featured various artists performing their songs. Seen on film, taken from their not-yet-released documentary, "Let It Be" (1970), they performed "Let It Be" and "Two Of Us". In addition, Paul's 1965 performance of "Yesterday" was also aired.
40Paul married for the third time, to Nancy Shevell, on Sunday, October 9, 2011 (John Lennon's birthday). In attendance were Paul's daughter, Beatrice, who was a flower girl; Nancy's son, Arlen; her cousin, Barbara Walters; Paul's brother, Mike McGear; Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach; and George Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison.The couple wore clothes designed by Paul's daughter, Stella McCartney, and were married at Old Marylebone Town Hall, the same place where Paul had married Linda McCartney in 1969.
41Engaged to Nancy Shevell. Acquaintances for some 20 years, they re-met at a summer party in the Hamptons in 2007 and have been a couple since then. Nancy is vice-president, administration, of her family's New Jersey-based trucking business, New England Freight Motors, Inc. She's also a cousin of Barbara Walters, who has said that "Nancy is like a second child to me". [August, 2011].
42(June 2010 East Room - White House) As a VIP guest of President Barack Obama at The White House, McCartney was presented with the Library of Congress "Gershwin Prize for Popular Song" trophy. The former Beatle was the third recipient of the prestigious award after Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. When McCartney performed a selection of his songs, including "Michelle" especially for the First Lady, he played the very same electric Hofner bass guitar he played when The Beatles made their American TV debut (9 February 1964) on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (The Ed Sullivan Show) 46 years earlier. Among the various artists commemorating McCartney's spectacular achievement with personal renditions of his songs were: Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae ("Blackbird"), Elvis Costello ("Penny Lane"), Emmylou Harris ("For No One"), Faith Hill ("The Long and Winding Road"), Stevie Wonder ("We Can Work It Out") and ("Ebony and Ivory" with Paul), Dave Grohl ("Band On the Run"), Jack White ("Mother Nature's Son"), The Jonas Brothers ("Drive My Car"), Jerry Seinfeld (stand-up shtick). Daughters Mary McCartney and Stella McCartney were seated immediately behind Paul and the First Family. The festive soirée culminated with a Lang Lang classical interpretation of "Celebrations" and an ensemble of artists performing "Hey Jude" for the grand finale.
43Recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients that year were Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Herman, Merle Haggard, and Bill T. Jones.
44McCartney was the only barefooted Beatle crossing the street on the sleeve of the "Abbey Road" album (1969), a fact that merited a test segment on the popular Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) TV series.
45His younger brother, Michael, aka Mike McGear of the satirical group The Scaffold. Michael chose to take the name of "McGear" as his professional name so as not to capitalize on the fame of his brother. Mike McGear was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Years Honours List while Paul McCartney was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.
46Though The Beatles have denied that there was ever an intentional "Paul Mc Cartney is dead" hoax, in one of the early studio takes of "Strawberry Fields", John Lennon is clearly heard saying "I buried Paul". In the "fade out" of the most popular hit version of "Strawberry Fields"', that statement comes across as the result of reverse over dubbing. In other words, that line was recorded by reciting " luaP deirub I " and playing it backwards. A process that was used to produce exotic instrumental and vocal sounds on The "Sergent Pepper" album.
47He was conferred as a Knights Bachelor in the 1997 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music. He is the only Beatle to be given a higher British honor since their MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1965 Queen's Birthday Honours List. John Lennon returned his MBE in 1969 out of protest.
48The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $720 million.
49He reportedly turned down a part in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). McCartney didn't believe he would be good enough and the Beatles were recording Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at the time.
50On 15 May 1968, Paul McCartney and John Lennon appeared as "talk show" guests on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) with guest host Joe Garagiola. They mentioned that the two of them walked through NYC's Central Park the previous Sunday unnoticed by the many passersby.
51In 2012 when Paul McCartney was on "Saturday Night Live" New York City Children's Chorus joined him when he sang "Wonderful Christmas Time".
52In one of his first solo recordings following The Beatles' breakup in 1970, Paul played all the instruments and did all the vocal tracks on "Maybe I'm Amazed".
53He was the only "ex-Beatle" to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show") with his 1970 video of "Maybe I'm Amazed".
54Paul played all the instruments and did all the vocal tracks on his 1970 "recording of "Maybe I'm Amazed". At the time, early 1970, The Beatles had not yet split up and the song was possibly a future "Beatle" recording. As it turned out, we have Paul with his own accompaniment, several other track and his first solo album "McCartney".
55Plays left-handed guitar.
56Was good friends with professional Wrestler Giant Haystacks aka Lochness.
57He and The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1965 Queen's Birthday Honours List for their services to music.
58He and The Beatles were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
59In September 25th, 2008 performed in Tel Aviv, Israel, for the first time, after more than 40 years after the ban of the Israeli government on the Beatles performing in Israel. The concert was titled "Friendship First".
60Winner of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2008. The Beatles previously won the award in 1977 and 1983, putting McCartney in a select group with John Lennon, Sting and Freddie Mercury as the only people to have won the award in a band and as an individual.
61Turned down the offer to write a new James Bond song for Quantum of Solace (2008), and recommended singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse for the job.
62In 2006, he donated $2 million to Adopt-a-Minefield.
63In 2007, before completion of the film Across the Universe (2007), director Julie Taymor brought the post-production copy to a private screening with Paul McCartney, and he liked the film. Yoko Ono also approved the film.
64In July 2001, shortly after their engagement was announced, his fiancée Heather Mills lost her $21,000 diamond and sapphire engagement ring, which was later found on a golf course.
6528 October 2003: A daughter named Beatrice Milly was born to Paul and wife Heather Mills. She was named after Heather's late mother Beatrice and Paul's Aunt Milly.
66Because of his 2008 divorce, he became the fourth and final member of The Beatles to get a divorce. Among the four, McCartney had the longest marriage (to Linda McCartney), although Ringo Starr is still married to his second wife (and has been since 1981).
67Winner of the 2007 Q Icon Award.
68He was The Beatles' lead vocalist, bass player, pianist and songwriter. He was also an accomplished lead guitarist whose vibrato-laced solos can be heard on "Taxman," "Drive My Car," "Ticket to Ride," "Another Girl," and other Beatles' hits.
69In 1957, his knowledge of song lyrics , most notably Eddie Cochran's 1956 recording of "Twenty Flight Rock" with its 12 bar blues format, as well as Paul's superior ability to play guitar (including being able to tune one) impressed John Lennon so much that he invited McCartney to join his band the Quarry Men, which later became The Beatles.
70Inducted with John Lennon into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
71The hit Yesterday does not feature any of the other members of The Beatles. It's just McCartney and a string section. As such, the record company considered releasing it as a McCartney solo song, but decided not to because of objections by John Lennon.
72The Beatles were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [November 2004]
73Has a stepsister Ruth McCartney, adopted by his father when he married Ruth's mother.
74[Sunday 13 November 2005] Became the very first musician to perform live music for an audience in space. This music milestone occurred during his concert in Anaheim, California, when he sang "Good Day Sunshine" and "English Tea" for NASA Astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev who were orbiting some 220 miles above earth in their Space Shuttle Discovery.
75His grandchildren, Arthur and Elliot, are older than his daughter, Beatrice McCarthy.
76The Scissor Sisters' second album, "Ta-Dah", has a song entitled "Paul McCartney".
77Named "Man of the Year" at the GQ awards ceremony. (6 September 2006)
78Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1983.
79Winner of the Sony Award For Technical Excellence in 1983.
80Has five grandsons and one granddaughter: Mary McCartney's three sons Arthur Alistair Donald (b. 3 April 1999) Elliot Donald (b. 1 August 2002), and Sam Aboud (b. 11 August 2008), and Stella McCartney's sons Miller Alasdhair James Willis (b. 25 February 2005) and Beckett Robert Lee (b. 8 January 2008), and daughter Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis (b. 8 December 2006).
81Father-in-law of Alistair Donald and Alasdhair Willis.
82Friends with Neil Young, who inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He and his long-time wife, Linda McCartney, said that Young was their favorite performer. His favorite song of Young's is "Only Love Can Break Your Heart".
83He loved and was flattered by Ray Charles's cover of "Eleanor Rigby", but John Lennon did not like the version.
84Won five Grammys, including two with The Beatles. His "Eleanor Rigby" was Best Pop/Rock and Roll or Contemporary song. His "Michelle" won for Song Of The Year. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsy" won for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement, "Band On The Run" won for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and "Rockestra Theme" won for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
85Had a remarkable 62 top 100 singles from 1971-2005, under a variety of categories. 17 of them went to #1.
86All 34 of his solo albums have made the Billboard Top 200, something very few solo artists have achieved. 12 of them, including "Wingspan", went to #1. As of 2009, has released 34 studio albums, of which 31 feature pop music and 3 feature classical compositions. He has stated that he hopes to compose more classical pieces in the future, as well as a desire to venture into jazz at some point.
87He and John Lennon quibbled bitterly in the press after the break up of The Beatles. However, in 1977, they met in New York, and watched the episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) in which Lorne Michaels offered $3000 to see The Beatles get back together. He and Lennon considered turning up that night together as a joke, but were too tired to follow through.
88He still owns an interest in Apple Corps, the Beatles's company. His own company MPL Communications owns a sizable publishing catalog, with over three thousand copyrights (songs, poems, images, recordings, etc.).
89Created a collection of oil paintings, and had a one man art show in London.
90Released his new album 'Memory almost full' in 2007.
91According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries in 2006, The Beatles are the biggest popular music act of all time, with over 400 million albums sold officially, while the total number of all Beatles' records sold was over 1 billion copies.
92Though a huge fan of 'Weird Al' Yankovic's work, turned down his request to parody Paul's James Bond song "Live and Let Die" as "Chicken Pot Pie" for vegetarian reasons.
93One of the guitars he used in his US tour (2005) was the one he used on The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka The Ed Sullian Show) in the early 1960s.
94Showed his paintings at Concert at HP Pavilion in San Jose (November 8th) leading up to his performance as apart of his US Tour
95Born at 2:00pm-BDST.
96Several of his solo albums (and those with Wings) featured cover photos by first wife Linda McCartney, including "Ram", with a picture of him handling a ram at his Scottish farm (John Lennon later parodied this picture in his "Imagine" album, grasping the ears of a pig). The back cover included a photo of bugs mating; while it was unintentional, several fans thought this illustrated a negative attitude towards the Beatles.
97At 5' 11", he was the tallest member of The Beatles, being about half an inch taller than the late George Harrison.
98Played bass on the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]
99The Beatles were voted the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone. They also topped a similar list complied by VH1.
100Owns a Hollywood Hills manor property purchased from Courtney Love, and Ellen DeGeneres.
101Owned a ranch in Tucson, Arizona; this was where first wife Linda McCartney died.
102Born on the same day as film critic Roger Ebert, and two days before fellow musician and composer Brian Wilson.
103Met schoolmate George Harrison on the bus to the Institute from his suburban home in Speke; the two got acquainted riding the same bus every day, carrying their first guitars. After McCartney joined John Lennon's "Quarrymen," Harrison began turning up at their shows, and filled in when other members weren't available. Lennon objected to having a "kid" join the band, but McCartney persuaded him.
104Favorite singers were Little Richard and Elvis Presley.
105The only member of The Beatles to have been nominated for an Academy Award in his own right.
106First used the pseudonym "Apollo C. Vermouth" when producing an album for the novelty musical group, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (later known as The Bonzos). He used the pseudonym because record contract obligations prevented him from using his real name on a rival record label. The band repaid McCartney's efforts with a composition entitled "Mister Apollo", a song about an impossibly perfect body builder.
107In 1971, he produced (but did not perform on) "Thrillington", an instrumental version of the album "Ram" he recorded with his wife Linda. The songs were presented in orchestral versions, and Paul's work as producer and director was pseudonymously credited to "Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington". The album was not well received by the critics, but is now a much sought-after collectable.
108Is half of the techno duo The Fireman.
109In 1998, his song "Blackbird" was covered by Marillion for their live album "Unplugged at the Walls". The song was also covered by Irish folk singer Sean Keane with an arrangement by Beatles producer George Martin. Corinne Bailey Rae performed the song (accompanied by Herbie Hancock) at the White House on the occasion of Paul McCartney's acceptance (June 2010) of the "Gershwin Prize for Popular Song".
110Cousin of Kate Robbins and Ted Robbins.
111Met his first wife Linda McCartney in a London nightclub called the Bag O'Nails.
112Contributes "Calico Skies" to the "Warchild Hope" album (released 21 April 2003).
113The three surviving members of The Beatles appeared on three separate episodes of The Simpsons (1989). Starr appeared in a 1991 episode of "Brush with Greatness," Harrison appeared in a 1993 episode of "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," and McCartney appeared in a 1995 episode of "Lisa The Vegetarian".
114Eleven years after the breakup of The Beatles, along with Ringo Starr, he played on a couple of George Harrison's songs: "All Those Years Ago", about the death of his singing partner, John Lennon, and on "When We Was Fab", which was used in reference of Beatlemania.
115Has homes in London, New York and Beverly Hills, an estate in Scotland, and a ranch in Arizona.
116In 2002 he changed the writing credits to many of the songs he made with The Beatles to "McCartney & Lennon", to a large public outrage. It is a common misconception, however that this was the first time he had done this. He made the same credit change on his 1976 live album "Wings Over America" to little or no public scrutiny, and to no public comment from John Lennon (who was still alive at the time). Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) also listed the credit "Songs Composed by Paul McCartney" - including the Beatles songs performed in the movie.
117A lyric sheet to his song "Yesterday" is featured on the front cover of the Marillion album "Script for a Jester's Tear" (released 1983).
118Set up John Lennon's "home studio" for him at Kenwood, with its chain of tape decks; Lennon used this setup to make song demos for the Beatles, and later the infamous 'Two Virgins' album with Yoko Ono (which Paul gave its cover quote).
119Usually considered the most "conventional" of The Beatles, but Paul has had his share of far-out ideas, including the germ of the TV-movie Magical Mystery Tour (1967), and a "self-portrait" published as a 1960s magazine cover, a psychedelic painting a la Pablo Picasso.
120Was the only member of The Beatles to graduate from Britain's equivalent of high-school; he majored in Art.
121Along with writing "Hey Jude" for Julian Lennon the summer his parents broke up, Paul also jokingly proposed to Cynthia Lennon, in the wake of his own breakup with Jane Asher. Cynthia appreciated the laugh they both shared-- and the single red rose that Paul had brought.
122His father, Jim, was a musician, and had a band called Jim Mac's Jazz Band. Paul has fond memories of lying on his bedroom floor and listening to his father play piano.
123He wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", when he was 14. It was never recorded by the Beatles, and was not one of the songs McCartney and Lennon lost in 1969, when their publishing company Northern Songs was sold.
124His song "When I'm 64" was written for his father Jim's 64th birthday.
125His first guitar was a Zenith archtop f-hole acoustic. He got it at the Rushworth and Drapers Music Store in Liverpool when he was 14, as a gift from his father (brother Mike McGear got a banjo at the same time, but broke his arm at Boy Scout camp a few weeks later).
126Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (as a solo artist).
127Daughter, Stella McCartney, was born on September 13, 1971.
128Won prize for drawing of a church at age 11. In 2002, from May-August, over 70 of his paintings from past 20 years on view at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England.
129Won last-minute court order preventing Christie's from auctioning his handwritten lyrics to the song "Hey Jude." Paper with lyrics scrawled on it had been expected to bring up to $116,000 at auction scheduled for April 30, but England's High Court, ruled for Sir Paul the day before, deciding that the valuable artifact from The Beatles will remain at auction house until ownership is finally determined by agreement or trial.
130Made an honorary detective by the New York City Police Department for the benefit concert he gave for 9/11 victims, April 2002.
131Fined $200 in 1973 for growing marijuana on his Scotland farm. Arrested and jailed briefly in Japan in 1980 for carrying same substance.
132Holds a record with 29 #1 singles on the American charts with The Beatles, Paul McCartney & Wings, and as a solo artist (including one duet with Stevie Wonder).
133Has written several songs about his former bandmate John Lennon, including "Dear Boy", "Too Many People", "Dear Friend", "Let Me Roll It" and "Here Today."
134Claims his nights in a Japanese prison in 1980 were the only time he had been separated from then-wife, Linda McCartney.
135Owns a Steinway concert piano model B made in Hamburg. He takes the piano along on his concert tours around the world.
136Owns the copyrights to Buddy Holly's song catalogue, and also numerous other compositions, including "Ramblin' Wreck From Georgia Tech".
137Animal-rights activist, vegetarian, and anti-landmine activist. Created Paul and Linda McCartney charity foundation and several other charities. Donated millions to humanitarian causes across the world, and has been involved in charity recordings and concert performances.
138Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001."
139Had wanted The Beatles to do a club tour shortly before they broke up. John Lennon disagreed, thinking that if they did tour again, it should have been in stadium-sized venues.
140According to McCartney, the name of the rock group Wings was inspired by daughter Stella McCartney's birth, which was premature and traumatic; Stella and her mother both almost died. As his daughter was being born by emergency cesarean section, Paul sat outside the operating room and prayed that she be born "on the wings of an angel."
141Played over 40 various instruments on two of his solo albums, 'McCartney' (1970) and 'McCartney II' (1980).
142Owns the double bass that once belonged to Elvis Presley's bassist Bill Black. He plays the instrument on his solo sessions at his studio.
143He is in the Guinness Book of World Records with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million singles.
144His later musical compositions have included classical works, such as the acclaimed 'Liverpool Oratorio' and 'Standing Stone'.
145Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1992.
146Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles January 20, 1988. Citing business differences, he did not attend the induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City with his former bandmates George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
147His four children with Linda McCartney are Heather McCartney (adopted from her previous marriage), photographer Mary McCartney, top fashion designer Stella McCartney and musician/sculptor James McCartney. Paul was married to rock photographer Linda Eastman on March 12, 1969 at the Marylebone Register Office.
148Plays piano for the song, "Let It Be". Performed "Let It Be" at Live Aid in 1985. During this performance, Bob Geldof, David Bowie, Alison Moyet and Pete Townshend (of The Who) all came on stage towards the end to sing backup vocals.
149He was respected by The Beatles producer, George Martin for his superior musicianship, musical inventiveness, and multi-instrumental abilities. Martin said that Paul McCartney was the one with enough attention span to sit at the piano, or in the studio as long as it takes to compose the best melody and harmony for their songs.
150During his engagement to Jane Asher, Paul (with John Lennon) wrote several songs for Jane's older brother, Peter Asher, of the singing duo Peter and Gordon, including their #1 hit "World Without Love". He also wrote the song "Woman" for them, under the pseudonym of Bernard Webb.
151Awarded for classical compositions of choral and orchestral music.
152His song "Yesterday" is one of the most popular songs of all time. Whilst he was looking for the right lyrics, he was temporarily using the line "Scrambled Eggs" until he came up with "Yesterday" in the final version of the song, as it is now known to the world. It became one of the most recorded songs of all time, with more than 3,000 known versions.
153Although all his songs for The Beatles are still credited as "Lennon - McCartney" he individually wrote almost half of all 200 songs for The Beatles, such as "Yesterday", "Let it Be", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Helter Skelter", "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", "Hey Jude" and many more. Only songs in earlier albums are really joint efforts with John Lennon. The co-credit was because of a handshake deal the two had made in their teens.
154Still plays his 1964 Epiphone acoustic guitar which he used to compose "Yesterday".
155He is one of Britain's wealthiest men: according to the High Court judgment Sir Paul's total fortune comes to £387,012,000.

Trademarks of Paul McCartney

1His humble attitude.
2Always plays bass or guitar left-handed.
3Frequently plays the Hofner bass guitar

Filmography of Paul McCartney


Awards of Paul McCartney




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