Paul McCartney

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.wikipedia
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The Beatles

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.
With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.

John Lennon

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His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.
His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

Lennon–McCartney

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His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.
Lennon–McCartney (sometimes McCartney–Lennon) was the songwriting partnership between English musicians John Lennon (1940–1980) and Paul McCartney (born 1942) of the Beatles.

Linda McCartney

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After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
She was married to Paul McCartney of the Beatles.

Paul McCartney and Wings

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After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
Paul McCartney and Wings (also known by their original name Wings) were a British-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney, his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.

Break-up of the Beatles

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After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr began playing together as the Beatles in 1962.

McCartney (album)

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In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney.
McCartney is the debut solo album by English rock musician Paul McCartney.

Yesterday (Beatles song)

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Of his Beatles songs, more than 2,200 artists have covered "Yesterday" (1965), making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history.
"Yesterday" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became the Beatles' de facto leader, providing the creative impetus for most of their music and film projects.
During a return flight to London in November, Paul McCartney had an idea for a song involving an Edwardian military band that formed the impetus of the Sgt. Pepper concept.

The Fireman (band)

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Since 1989, he has toured consistently as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Youth of Killing Joke.
The Fireman is the experimental music duo of Paul McCartney and Youth formed in the early 1990s.

Personal relationships of Paul McCartney

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James Paul McCartney was born on 18 June 1942 at Walton Hospital in the Walton area of Liverpool, where his mother, Mary Patricia (née Mohin), had qualified to practise as a nurse.
The relationships of the English musician Paul McCartney include engagements to Dot Rhone and actress Jane Asher, and marriages to Linda Eastman, Heather Mills, and Nancy Shevell.

The Quarrymen

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McCartney began his career as a member of the Quarrymen in 1957, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960.
The Quarrymen played at parties, school dances, cinemas and amateur skiffle contests before Paul McCartney joined in October 1957.

List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

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His honors include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music.

Mike McGear

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McCartney has a younger brother named Michael and a stepsister named Ruth.
He is the younger brother of Paul McCartney.

When I'm Sixty-Four

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McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, and composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano.
"When I'm Sixty-Four" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Love Me Do

Ringo Starr replaced Best in August, and the band had their first hit, "Love Me Do", in October, becoming popular in the UK in 1963, and in the US a year later.
"Love Me Do" was primarily written by Paul McCartney in 1958–1959 while truant from school at age 16.

I Lost My Little Girl

McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, and composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano.
"I Lost My Little Girl" is the first song written by Paul McCartney, when he was 14, in 1956.

Paperback Writer

The first of three consecutive McCartney A-sides, the single "Paperback Writer" preceded the LP's release.
Written primarily by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney, the song was released as the A-side of their eleventh single in May 1966.

Cultural impact of the Beatles

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As McCartney explained, "We were fed up with being the Beatles. We really hated that fucking four little mop-top approach. We were not boys we were men ... and [we] thought of ourselves as artists rather than just performers."
With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they sparked the "Beatlemania" phenomenon in 1963, gained international stardom in 1964, and remained active until their break-up in 1970.

In My Life

Considered a high point in the Beatles catalogue, both Lennon and McCartney said they had written the music for the song "In My Life".
Paul McCartney and Lennon later disagreed over the extent of their respective contribution to that song, specifically the melody.

George Martin

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Except for some backing vocals, the song included only McCartney's lead vocal and the strings arranged by producer George Martin.
Paul McCartney said upon Martin's death, "If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George".

George Harrison

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In 1954, he met schoolmate George Harrison on the bus from his suburban home in Speke.
On the bus to school, Harrison met Paul McCartney, who also attended the Liverpool Institute, and the pair bonded over their shared love of music.

Eleanor Rigby

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Revolver also included McCartney's "Eleanor Rigby", which featured a string octet.
It was written primarily by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

Help!

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Included on the Help! LP, the song was the group's first recorded use of classical music elements and their first recording that involved only a single band member.
The album includes Paul McCartney's "Yesterday", arranged for guitar and string quartet and recorded without the other group members.

Pete Best

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They adopted the name the Beatles in August 1960 and recruited drummer Pete Best shortly before a five-engagement residency in Hamburg.
Ringo Starr eventually replaced Best on 16 August 1962, when the group's manager, Brian Epstein, exiled Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison following their first recording session at Abbey Road Studios in London.