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Biography Sir
James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM (born 18 June 1942) is an
English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The
Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), 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 United Kingdom alone.
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.
BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the
millennium". According to the BBC, his Beatles song "Yesterday" has
been covered by over 2,200 artists — more than any other song in the
history of recorded music. Since its 1965 release it has been played
more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio. Wings' 1977
single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two
million copies in the United Kingdom 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 31 number
one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and has
sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the United States alone. Read more at Wikipedia... This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data. Links & Information Links

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  1. Kisses on the Bottom 2012 Reviewed by Patrick Humphries A very pleasurable set of less-than-common covers from the still-rocking knight.
  2. Ocean's Kingdom (conductor: John Wilson; The London Classical Orchestra) 2011 Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner McCartney is out of his depth on this four-movement piece for the New York City Ballet.
  3. McCartney 2011 Reviewed by John Doran The opening chapter in the most consistently pleasing solo career of all The Beatles.
  4. Good Evening New York City 2009 Reviewed by Will Dean He could turn up and play on a washboard and it'd still be worth 20 quid.
  5. Driving Rain 2009 Reviewed by Chris Jones ...a bit of lonely yearning would have made the material a little more challenging and...
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  7. Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard 2005 Reviewed by Daryl Easlea We all know McCartney doesn't need to work, but his endless drive to be cutting edge...

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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his collaboration with Lennon is one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. After the group's break-up, he pursued a solo career, later forming the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

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Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM (born 18 June 1942) is
an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The
Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), 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 United Kingdom alone.
McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside
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