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Paul McCartney

1942-06-18 Liverpool, England, UK

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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.


The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert Self (archive footage) 2022-01-30
Paul McCartney - Eine Beatles-Legende Himself (archive) 2022-06-16
The Sound of 007 Self 2022-10-05
The Queen: 70 Glorious Years Self 2022-02-06
Elvis Self (Archival Footage) (uncredited) 2022-06-22
Paul McCartney at Glastonbury 2022 2022-06-25
Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Self 2022-09-03
Monkees Heritage Posts Himself, Faul 2022-05-20
Best of the 60s: The Story of Ready, Steady, Go! Self (archive footage) 2021-06-05
The Queen Carries On: A Gayle King Special Self 2021-05-14
Under the Volcano Self (archive footage) 2021-03-20
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Paul McCartney At The BBC 2021-11-20
The Beatles and India Self (archive footage) 2021-08-31
Meeting the Beatles in India Self 2020-09-09
Paul McCartney at the Cavern Club 2020-12-25
Idris Elba Meets Paul McCartney 2020-12-19
Jealous Guy: The Assassination of John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2020-12-21
Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure... 2020-12-28
One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Ringo Starr’s Big Birthday Show 2020-07-07
Loving Neverland Himself 2020-09-14
Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Self (archive footage) 2020-04-10
The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On Self 2019-04-24
Paul McCartney and Wings in The Bruce McMouse Show Himself / Soily McMouse (voice) 2019-01-02
Paul McCartney: Under the Staircase Himself 2018-09-14
Paul McCartney & Wings: Wild Life 2018-11-30
Paul McCartney: Live at Grand Central Station Himself 2018-09-07
George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
Paul McCartney: Live at Austin City Limits Music Festival, 2018 Himself 2018-10-07
The Beatles ‎– Ready Steady Go! 2018-06-01
Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool Himself 2018-08-20
Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-27
Terreur et glamour : montée et déclin du studio Hammer Self - Musician (archive footage) 2017-08-06
GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special Self 2017-11-23
How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Uncle Jack 2017-05-23
My Generation Self (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Beatles chronology (1962-1970) Self (archive footage) 2016-02-19
Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Harry Benson: Shoot First Self (archive footage) 2016-11-04
Sport Relief Special Himself 2016-03-18
Bang! The Bert Berns Story Himself 2016-03-11
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self 2016-09-15
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Himself 2015-05-30
The Beatles 1+ 2015-11-06
The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Himself 2015-03-24
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Self (archive footage) 2015-11-11
Biggest Band Break Ups and Make Ups 2015-04-10
Paul McCartney - Out There at Budokan Himself 2015-04-28
Unity Self (archive footage) 2015-08-12
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Himself 2014-02-09
The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over Self 2014-05-13
Paul McCartney: Something NEW Himself 2014-10-24
Paul McCartney: Out There - Japan Tour vocals, bass 2013-11-21
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Self - Musician 2013-11-04
Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance Himself 2013-11-09
Paul McCartney - Live on Hollywood Boulevard Paul McCartney 2013-01-01
Sound City 2013-01-18
Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself 2012-10-05
The Beatles: In Chicago 1964-1966 2012-09-05
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012-12-12
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited 2012-10-06
The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 Himself - Performer 2012-06-03
Paul McCartney: Live Kisses Himself 2012-09-07
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Self 2012-07-27
Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Elvis Found Alive (archival footage) 2012-01-24
Paul Simon: Under African Skies Self 2012-05-11
The Winged Beetle Himself 2012-01-01
Wings - First Flight 1969-1974 2012-06-13
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011-04-24
The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 2011-01-01
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self 2011-10-05
Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless Himself 2011-06-03
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 Paul McCartney 2011-05-02
The Love We Make Himself 2011-09-10
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 Paul 2011-05-02
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 Paul 2011-05-02
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 Paul 2011-05-02
All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years 2010-01-01
The Best British Rock Concert of All Time, Live at Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Hard Rock Calling 2010 Himself 2010-06-25
The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Self (archive footage) 2010-12-15
Paul McCartney: Up and Coming Brasil 2010-01-01
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Himself (archive footage) 2010-01-01
The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles 2010-09-07
Paul McCartney: In Performance at the White House Self 2010-06-28
David Wants to Fly 2010-05-06
The Beatles on Record Self 2009-09-06
Brüno Himself (uncredited) 2009-07-08
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009-10-20
The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere Self (archive footage) 2009-09-25
Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall Himself 2009-11-19
Paul Mccartney: Live in Halifax, Nova Scotia 2009-07-16
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009-11-03
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City Himself 2009-11-15
The Beatles: Budokan Tokyo 1966 Himself (lead and backing vocals, bass guitar) 2009-07-19
Al's Brain in 3-D 2009-07-10
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin Himself 2009-09-06
Paul McCartney - Live in Quebec 2008-07-20
Paul McCartney: The Liverpool Sound 2008-06-01
Beatles, The Journey Bass Vocal 2008-03-18
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Self 2008-09-16
Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 2008-01-01
Live At Knebworth 1990 - Parts 1, 2 & 3 2008-12-01
All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum Himself 2008-02-04
Paul McCartney: Independence Concert - Live in Kiev Self - Musician 2008-06-14
Paul McCartney: Live at BBC Electric Proms Self 2007-10-25
The Beatles: Destination Hamburg 2007-11-12
Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years 2007-11-12
Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Himself 2007-05-01
The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
The Beatles Explosion Himself (Archival Footage) 2007-01-01
Paul McCartney à l'Olympia 2007 2007-10-22
Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us 2006-10-28
Paul McCartney and Wings - Lightspeed 2006-01-01
Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
The Beatles Love Himself 2006-11-20
Live Aid Against All Odds 2005-06-15
Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road Himself 2005-07-28
Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Ivor Cutler: Looking For Truth With a Pin himself 2005-04-14
The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 bajo, vocalista 2005-02-22
The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2005-02-14
20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself 2005-07-13
Paul McCartney - The Music and Animation Collection Himself 2004-09-27
The Beatles: Watching Rainbows Self (archive footage) 2004-07-01
Live Aid Self 2004-11-16
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile Himself 2004-10-05
Beatles Biggest Secrets 2004-12-02
Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-03-17
The Beatles: Around the World 2003-11-04
Inside John Lennon - Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 2003-11-25
Paul McCartney: In Red Square Himself 2003-09-18
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself 2003-10-26
Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
There's Only One Paul McCartney 2002-06-02
Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Things They Said Today Self (archive footage) 2002-01-01
Paul McCartney & Friends: The PeTA Concert for Party Animals Self 2002-01-08
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Self 2002-11-26
The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Tuesday voice 2001-09-04
Wingspan Himself 2001-05-11
Beatles: Big Beat Box Self (archive footage) 2001-12-03
Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club Himself (vocals & bass guitar) 1999-12-15
The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
The Abbey Road Story Himself 1998-01-04
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley 1998-01-01
Ballad of the Skeletons 1997-11-20
Music for Montserrat 1997-09-15
Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight 1997-05-02
Tropic Island Hum Wirral / Froggo / Bison / Various 1997-01-01
The Beatles Story 1996-07-01
Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross A Beatle 1995-12-10
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Paul McCartney - Paul is Live in Concert on The New World Tour Himself 1994-03-21
Paul Is Live In Concert – On the New World Tour Himself 1994-03-22
The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1994-06-23
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music Self 1993-05-31
Paul McCartney: Movin' On Himself 1993-09-23
Ready Steady Go! The Beatles Live Self 1993-10-05
Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special Himself 1992-11-18
Paul McCartney: The Complete Up Close Rehearsal Self 1992-12-10
The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Paul McCartney: Unplugged Himself 1991-05-13
Paul McCartney's Get Back Vocals, Bass 1991-10-25
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Silver Clef Award Winners Show, Knebworth Park 1990-11-15
Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Himself 1990-12-17
Paul McCartney: Put It There Himself 1989-06-10
Imagine: John Lennon Self 1988-10-07
Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Eat the Rich Banquet Guest 1987-06-01
The Paul McCartney Special Himself 1986-08-29
Fun with the Fab Four Self (archive footage) 1986-01-01
Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Rupert and the Frog Song Various Characters 1985-04-18
British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Give My Regards to Broad Street Paul 1984-11-28
Say Say Say Mac 1983-11-09
The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Paul McCartney - Take It Away 1982-06-21
The Cooler Prisoner/Country Musician/Cowboy On Horseback (uncredited) 1982-05-24
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers! Self (archive footage) 1982-01-01
Concerts for the People of Kampuchea Himself 1981-03-29
This Is Elvis Himself (archive footage) 1981-04-03
Rockshow Himself 1980-11-26
Wings Over the World Himself 1979-03-16
Back to the Egg (TV Special) Self 1979-11-20
The Day the Music Died 1977-01-01
Mighty Good: The Beatles 1977-05-14
The Beach Boys: It's OK Himself 1976-11-22
One Hand Clapping 1974-01-01
Braverman's Condensed Cream of the Beatles Self (archive footage) 1974-10-03
La Société du spectacle Self (archive footage) 1973-01-01
James Paul McCartney 1973-04-16
Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two Paul 1969-01-02
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three Paul 1969-01-02
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent 1969-01-29
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One Paul 1969-01-02
Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Yellow Submarine Paul (uncredited) 1968-07-17
The Beatles: A Day In The Life Paul McCartney 1968-09-17
Magical Mystery Tour Self / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician 1967-12-25
The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever Self 1967-01-25
Monument Self (archive footage) 1967-04-17
Our World Self 1967-06-25
All You Need Is Love Self 1967-07-07
El Rey en Londres Self (archive footage) 1966-10-11
Die Beatles Self (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
Reflections on Love Self (archive footage) 1966-05-01
Mal Evans on Vacation Self 1966-11-12
Pop Gear Self 1965-05-19
The Beatles: Live in Paris Self 1965-10-31
Help! Paul 1965-07-29
The Beatles Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 1965-01-01
The Beatles at Shea Stadium Self 1965-08-15
The Music of Lennon & McCartney Self (archive footage) 1965-12-16
Around the Beatles Self 1964-05-06
What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA Self - The Beatles Member 1964-10-16
The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands Self 1964-07-17
A Hard Day's Night Paul 1964-07-07
The Beatles in Australia Self 1964-06-01
The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
The Beatles: Live in Washington DC Self 1964-02-11
The Mersey Sound Self 1963-09-10
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Self (archive footage)
It's So Far Out, It's Straight Down!
Brian Epstein: Inside the Fifth Beatle Self (archive footage)
Untitled Beatles Film
Put It There Self
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 1 Self (archive footage)
Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle Himself