Paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

Paul McCartney is a singer, composer, writer, humanitarian, poet and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. He gained immense popularity as member of the Beatles and later when in collaboration with John Lennon which is one of the most renowned and successful musical partnerships of all time. McCartney was born on 18th June 1942 in Liverpool, England. His father had a vested interest in music; he was in a band called Jim Mac’s Jazz and encouraged his sons to follow music as much as they could. For his fourteenth birthday, he gifted McCartney a nickel plated trumpet that was later traded for an acoustic guitar. He took piano lessons and ‘Long Tall Sally’ was his first public performance. At 15, McCartney met Lennon and his band who offered him to join them. After trying several names for the band, the name ‘Beatles’ was decided upon in August 1960. McCartney was known as the ‘cute Beatle’ to the press. His song ‘Yesterday’ was released by the Beatles in 1965 becoming the most covered song in the history of music. Soon enough, McCartney was the lead member of the band after Lennon. He wrote the most popular songs of the band including Let It Be, Mother Nature’s Son, Blackbird, All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby, Birthday, I Saw Her Standing There, I Will, Get Back, Carry That Weight, P.S. I Love You, Things We Said Today, Two of Us, Hey Jude, Honey Pie, When I’m 64, , She’s a Woman, Your Mother Should Know Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,”, Long And Winding Road, The Fool on the Hill, You Never Give Me Your Money, Lady Madonna and Yellow Submarine. After several hit numbers, McCartney’s dominance began to aggravate Lennon and soon their clash became apparent. Nevertheless they continued to work their magic on the public but by 1966 their performing career came to a near end. McCartney tried his best to create fresh creative productivity for the band. As their business manager he proposed that they produce a film for television. This venture was not as successful however its soundtrack became quite popular. In 1970, McCartney was rutted out by the rest of the band eventually leaving it officially mid-year. He continued to produce his own music and released his solo album ‘McCartney’ that was soon a US number one album. He worked with ‘Wings’ making it a highly successful commercial group. Some of his renowned songs are ‘Band on the Run’ and ‘Mull of Kintyre’. The album Wonderful Christmastime’ has remained one of his most famed works. After Lennon was shot dead by a fan, McCartney disappeared from the music scene for almost a year but returned with his album ‘Tug of War’ in 1982. He reunited the Beatles in 1994 to rerecord their song ‘Free as a Bird’. Another album ‘Flaming Pie’ released in 1997 became an instant success in both the US and UK topping the pop charts. In 1998 his wife of thirty years died due to breast cancer leaving him devastated. He spent most of his time alone avoiding all sorts of public appearances. McCartney finally made a comeback in 1999 with the release of ‘Run Devil Run’ which made to the top ten lists of Entertainment Weekly and USA Today. He also launched ‘Working Classical’ the same year and ‘A Garland for Linda’ in 2000. The following years brought more success as McCartney continued to sell more music. He opened the 2012 Olympics Ceremony with a timeless hit of the Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ which engaged crowds of over 80000 people.


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