Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney
Black and white photograph of McCartney playing an electric bass guitar
McCartney performin in New York, 2009
Background information
Birth nameJames Paul McCartney
Born (1942-06-18) 18 Juin 1942 (age 81)
Liverpuil, Ingland
  • Sangster
  • sangwriter
  • record producer
  • film producer
  • businessman
Years active1957–present
Associate acts
Notable instruments

Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born 18 Juin 1942) is an Inglis sangster, multi-instrumentalist, an componer. Wi John Lennon, George Harrison, an Ringo Starr, he gained warldwide fame as a member o the Beatles, ane o the maist popular an influential acts in the history o rock muisic; his sangwritin pairtnership wi Lennon is ane o the maist celebratit o the 20t hunderyear. efter the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career an shapit Wings wi his first wife, Linda, an Denny Laine.

McCartney haes been recognisit as ane o the maist successfu componers an performers o aw time, wi 60 gowd discs an sales o ower 100 million albums an 100 million singles o his wirk wi the Beatles and as a solo airtist.[2] Mair nor 2,200 airtists hae covered his Beatles sang "Yesterday", mair nor ony ither copyrichtit sang in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is ane o the aw-time best-sellin singles in the UK. Inductit intae the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo airtist in Mairch 1999, McCartney haes written, or co-written 32 sangs that hae reached nummer ane on the Billboard Hot 100, an as o 2014 he haes sauld mair nor 15.5 million RIAA-certifee'd units in the Unitit States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison an Starr receivit MBEs in 1965, an in 1997, McCartney wis knichtit for his services tae muisic.

McCartney haes released a extensive catalogue o sangs as a solo airtist an haes componit clessical an electronic muisic. He haes taken pairt in projects tae promote internaitional charities relatit tae sic subjects as ainimal richts, seal huntin, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, an muisic eddication. He haes marriet three times an is the faither o five childer.

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  1. "Paul McCartney". Front Row. 26 December 2012. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 Januar 2014.
  2. Harry 2002, pp. 388–389: "maist successful componer an recordin airtist o aw time", 60 gold discs, 100 million albums an 100 million singles sold; Glenday 2008, p. 168: "the maist successful sangwriter" in UK chairt history.

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