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Paul McCartney Biography

Sir James Paul McCartney III
Lead Singer, Bass, Writer, (also druns, guitar, piano)
The Beatles, Wings
McCartney, RAM, Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway,
Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Wings at the Speed of Sound
Wings Over America, Thrillington, London Twist, Wings Greatest, Back to the Egg, McCartney II, Tug of War,
Pipes of Peace, Give My Regards to Broadstreet, Press to Play, All the Best, Flowers in the Dirt, Tripping the Live Fantastic,
Paul McCartney Unplugged, Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, Choba B CCP(the Russian Album), Off the Ground, Paul is Live, Strawberries Oceans, Ships Forests, Flaming Pie, Standing Stone, Rushes, Run Devil Run, Working Classical

Born James Paul McCartney to James and Mary McCartney on 18 June, 1942, in Liverpool, England. His mother was a midwife, so the family traveled all over Liverpool. His father used to be in a jazz band, and also knew the piano, but wouldn't teach it to Paul. He thought that if Paul learned an instrument, he should be taught the correct way. Never the less, Paul did get a trumpet which he later traded for a guitar. Being left-handed made it a bit difficult for Paul to play, but he learned anyhow. One day at a festival Paul and friend Ivan went to see a band perform named the Quarrymen. Ivan introduced Paul to John, and John thought it was great that Paul could play all the chords, knew how to tune a guitar and knew all the words. Soon the two had formed a band that would become one of the greatest bands in history. The Beatles. In the 60's as the writer and co-author af The Beatles' greatest songs, he changed the world of music. In 1967 Paul met photographer Linda Eastman, and later married her in 1969. Coinciding with the breakup of the Beatles, in 1971, he released his solo album "McCartney". Paul also formed a band named Wings, which scored their biggest hit with the release of "Band on the Run". The album won two Grammy awards. Paul became Sir Paul McCartney MBE in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 1997. And his new record "Flaming Pie", with hit singles "The World Tonight" and "Young Boy" became a a huge worldwide hit(it would become Paul's 81'st gold disc, a feat that broke his own record). Tragedy struck on April 17, 1998, when his wife Linda died after a long battle with breast cancer at the age of 56. Though I would love to share everything I possibly could on Paul, there is no way possible to get all the info here. To find out more, I highly recommend "Many Years From Now" by Barry Miles. It is very interesting, and has many facts. And since Paul is still out there making music, its hard to include everything. I hope this is good enough to get ya by!!