James Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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On 18 June 1942, James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England to James "Jim" McCartney and Mary Mohin. Jim missed the birth due to his work as a volunteer firefighter during World War II. James and Mary had one more son, Michael, born 7 January 1944.

Paul McCartney is a singer, songwriter, composer and player of multiple instruments. Along with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the band, the Beatles. His song-writing partnership was John Lennon is legendary.

Paul is also considered one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has 60 gold discs, sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. Over 2,200 artists have covered his song "Yesterday"! That's more than any other copyrighted song in history! In 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

In his personal life, Paul has married five times and has three children. He's been dedicated to projects that help support international charities focusing on animal rights, vegetarianism, poverty and music education.


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On 28 Mar 2018 at 13:55 GMT Mark Ridgway wrote:

Where it says: "His song-writing partnership was John Lennon is legendary. " should read, ** His song-writing partnership with John Lennon, is legendary. ** Simply switch 'was' to 'with'.......... I recommend this correction. Thank you!

On 24 Jul 2014 at 01:25 GMT Lauren (Schultz) Conte wrote:

Bio edit suggestion: married 3 times, 5 children. Legally adopted first wife's daughter and had 2 daughters and one son with her, then one daughter with second wife.

Queen Elizabeth II Paul is 27 degrees from Dave Rutherford, 28 degrees from John Wayne and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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