Biography

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records.

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK.

BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone.

McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010.

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records.

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK.

BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone.

McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 158

Birthday 1942-06-18

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

Official Site http://www.paulmccartney.com/mccartneyII/eur.php

Also Known As

  • The Beatles
  • Paul McCartney and Wings

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Top 2000(1 episode)
New Musical Express poll winners concert - 1965
2017 GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special as Himself
2017 How the Beatles Changed the World as Himself
2017 My Generation as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
2017 Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution as Himself (archive footage)
2017 It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Uncle Jack
2017 Free to Rock
2016 Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album as Himself (archive footage)
2016 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
2016 BANG! The Bert Berns Story as Himself
2016 Beatles chronology (1962-1970) as voce, basso
2015 The Beatles 1+
2015 The Beatles 1 as Himself
2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony as Himself
2015 Paul McCartney: Out There - Budokan 2015 as Himself
2015 A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney as Himself
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 Paul McCartney: Something NEW as Himself
2013 Paul McCartney - Out There Tokyo as Himself
2013 Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance as Himself
2013 Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' as Himself
2013 Good Ol’ Freda as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Rockshow as Himself
2013 The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary
2013 Sound City as Himself
2012 The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited as Himself
2012 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief as Himself
2012 Paul McCartney: Live Kisses as Himself
2012 Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO as Himself
2012 Produced By George Martin
2012 London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder as Himself
2012 The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 as Himself - Performer
2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Himself
2011 The Love We Make as Himself
2011 Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless as Himself
2011 God Bless Ozzy Osbourne as Himself
2011 Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium as Himself
2011 I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern as Himself (archive footage)
2010 The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as as himself
2010 The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964
2010 All You Need Is Klaus as Himself
2010 The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
2010 Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison as Himself
2010 Paul McCartney In Performance at the White House as Himself
2010 Hard Rock Calling 2010 as Himself
2010 The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth as Himself
2010 Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years
2010 Paul McCartney: Up and Coming Brasil
2009 Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City as Himself
2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live
2009 How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin as Himself
2009 The Beatles on Record as Himself
2008 All Together Now as Himself
2008 Paul McCartney: The Liverpool Sound
2008 Rare and Unseen: The Beatles as Himself
2008 Beatles, The Journey as Bass Vocal
2008 Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum as Himself
2008 Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970
2007 Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years
2007 The Beatles: Help! as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Paul McCartney: Live at the Olympia Paris 2007
2007 Paul McCartney at the Roundhouse – The BBC Electric Proms 2007 as Himself
2007 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic as Himself
2006 Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us
2006 Paul McCartney and Wings - Lightspeed
2005 Live 8 as Himself
2005 Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road as Himself
2005 Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin as himself
2005 The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 as bajo, vocalista
2004 Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile
2004 The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as as himself
2003 The Beatles: Around the World
2003 Paul McCartney - Paul Is Live - In Concert On The New World Tour as Himself
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Himself
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Brian Wilson: On Tour as Himself
2003 Paul McCartney In Red Square as Himself
2002 Concert for George as Himself
2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace as Himself
2002 Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. as Himself
2002 Paul McCartney & Friends: The PeTA Concert for Party Animals as Self
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 The Concert for New York City as Himself
2001 Tuesday
2001 Wingspan as Himself
1999 Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club as Himself (vocals & bass guitar)
1999 The Beatles: Celebration as Himself
1998 The Abbey Road Story as Himself
1997 Music for Montserrat
1997 Tropic Island Hum as Wirral / Froggo / Bison / Various
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1996 Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary as Himself (archive footage)
1995 In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross as A Beatle
1995 The Beatles Anthology(3 episodes) as Himself
1995 The Beatles Anthology(19 episodes)
1995 You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' as Himself
1994 The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary
1994 Paul is Live in Concert on The New World Tour as Himself
1993 Paul McCartney: Movin' On as Himself
1993 Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music
1992 Paul McCartney: The Complete Up Close Rehearsal as Self
1992 The Making of Sgt. Pepper as Himself
1991 Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio
1991 Paul McCartney's Get Back as Himself
1991 Paul McCartney: Unplugged as Himself
1990 Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool as Himself
1990 Silver Clef Award Winners Show, Knebworth Park
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1989 Paul McCartney: Put It There as Himself
1988 Imagine: John Lennon as Himself
1987 Eat the Rich as Banquet Guest
1986 Jimi Plays Monterey as Himself (archive footage)
1986 The Paul McCartney Special as Himself
1986 Fun with the Fab Four as Himself
1985 British Rock: The First Wave as Himself
1985 Live Aid
1985 Rupert and the Frog Song as Various Characters
1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street as Paul
1984 Al TV(1 episode)
1983 The Man as Paul McCartney
1983 Say Say Say as Paul McCartney
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1982 The Compleat Beatles as Himself (archive)
1982 Wogan(4 episodes) as Himself
1981 Concerts for the People of Kampuchea as Self
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(3 episodes)
1979 Wings Over The World
1978 The South Bank Show(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes)
1973 The Society of the Spectacle as Himself
1971 Disco(1 episode)
1970 The Beatles: Let It Be as Himself (The Beatles)
1969 The Beatles: Rooftop Concert as Himself
1969 The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent
1968 Yellow Submarine as Himself
1967 Magical Mystery Tour as Himself / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician (as The Beatles)
1967 The Beatles at Shea Stadium as Himself
1966 The Beatles: Concert at Budokan 1966
1966 Mal Evans on Vacation as Self
1966 The Beatles in Japan 1966 as Self
1966 Reflections on Love as Himself
1965 The Beatles(46 episodes)
1965 Help! as Paul
1965 The Beatles Unauthorized as Himself
1964 A Hard Day's Night as Himself
1964 The Beatles Sing for Shell as Self
1964 The Beatles in Australia as Himself
1963 The Mersey Sound as Himself
1960 The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos
1959 The Grammy Awards(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Sound

2012 To the ArcticOriginal Music Composer
1997 Ballad of the SkeletonsMusic
1997 Tropic Island HumVocals
1997 Tropic Island HumSongs
1973 Live and Let DieSongs
1968 Yellow SubmarineMusic

Writing

2012 Paul McCartney: Live KissesMusical
2008 Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor MeumWriter
1997 Tropic Island HumWriter
1985 Rupert and the Frog SongWriter
1984 Give My Regards to Broad StreetScreenplay
1966 The Family WayMusical

Production

2013 RockshowProducer
2003 Paul McCartney In Red SquareExecutive Producer
2002 Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S.Executive Producer
1997 Tropic Island HumExecutive Producer
1967 Magical Mystery TourProducer

Directing

2013 RockshowDirector
1967 Magical Mystery TourDirector

Creator

Paul McCartney: Standing StoneCreator

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