Paul McCartney

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.wikipedia
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The Beatles

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He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of popular music.
With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history.

John Lennon

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His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.
He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership.

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 (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) and Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) of the Beatles.

Linda McCartney

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After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a 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 solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
Paul McCartney and Wings, also known simply as Wings, were a British-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with 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 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.

Yesterday (Beatles song)

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More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", 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 (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and first released on the album Help! in the United Kingdom in August 1965.

Mull of Kintyre (song)

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Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and he had 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States.
"Mull of Kintyre" is a song by the British rock band Wings written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine.

Mike McGear

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McCartney has one younger brother named Michael and a stepsister, Ruth.
Peter Michael McCartney (born 7 January 1944), known professionally as Mike McGear, is a British performing artist and rock photographer who is best known as being the younger brother of Paul McCartney.

List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

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Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and he had 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States.

When I'm Sixty-Four

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 Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released in 1967 on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

George Harrison

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McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.
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.

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. John Lennon contributed the middle eight.

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.
He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" (by Paul McCartney and various commentators) in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums.

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.

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.

Paperback Writer

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

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (song)

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He invented the fictional band of the album's title track.
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is a song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and first recorded and released in 1967, on the album of the same name by the Beatles.

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.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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He pressed them to start a new project, which became Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, widely regarded as rock's first concept album.
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.

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 members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.

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.

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.

Ringo Starr

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McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. 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.
On 15 October 1960, he drummed with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, recording with them for the first time while backing Hurricanes singer Lu Walters on the George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward aria "Summertime".

The Family Way (soundtrack)

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Later that year, McCartney completed his first musical project independently of the group—a film score for the UK production The Family Way.
The Family Way is a soundtrack recording composed by Paul McCartney, released in January 1967.