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Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Paul McCartney is a legendary English musician with success with The Beatles and as a lone entertainer.
He got a trumpet from his father as 14th birthday present but bartered it for a guitar because he wanted to be able to play and sing.
After meeting John Lennon at 15, he invited Paul to join his The Quarrymen band.
Best Known For
He wrote Yesterday in 1965 and has been covered over 2000 times.
His feats with The Beatles are unmatched with hits such as Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird and 007’s Live and Let Die in 1973.
Going solo with The Wings, 1974’s Band On The Run is most recognized going 3x platinum.
As a very popular rockstar, Paul has been with many women in his earlier years.
He dated Peggy Lipton in 1963. After dating Jane Asher for 4 years, they got engaged in 1967 but the affair broke down 7 months later over irreconcilable tiffs.
He met Linda Eastman in 1967 and were married 2 years later until death did them part after 29 years.
He married again in 2002 to Heather Mills but ended in an ugly divorce in 2008.
He has since 2011 been married to Nancy Shevell.
James and Mary McCartney are the parents of Paul as well as his brother Michael McGear and his sister Ruth.
He has 4 biological children who are Heather, James, Mary (from Linda) and Stella from Heather.
He also adopted his first wife’s daughter from her past relationship.
He was baptized in his mother’s Catholic faith but was not nurtured in any religion. Throughout his days, he has dabbled in everything from Hinduism to agnosticism but now claims to be spiritual but not religious.
Worth To Know
He is formally addressed as Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE.
He has won 21 Grammy awards with 6 coming after The Beatles.
He is a double inductee into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; in 1988 as Beatles member and 1999 as McCartney.Younger he was 5 ft 10.2 in or 178.4 cm tall.