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Sir James Paul McCartney is one of the most widely recognized people in the world and is considered one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, who is most commonly known for his role in the Beatles as lead bassist. The Beatles are still one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music and much of that success can be attributed to the songwriting efforts of McCartney and bandmate, John Lennon. Since the band’s breakup in 1970. Since then, McCartney has continued to impress with his composing, performing, and songwriting skills.
McCartney’s father was also a music lover, he had played trumpet and piano in a jazz band in the 1920’s and although he encouraged Paul to take lessons, the young boy preferred to learn by ear. When he was 14, Paul traded the trumpet his father had given him as a gift, for a Zenith acoustic guitar and wrote his first song.
At age 15, in 1957, McCartney joined John Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, as a rhythm guitarist. George Harrison later joined as lead guitarist, and Stuart Sutcliffe joined on the bass. In 1960 the group added Pete Best on drums and adopted the name the Beatles. After Sutcliffe left the band in 1960, McCartney reluctantly became lead bassist. In 1962, Brian Epstein became their manager and Ringo Starr replaced Best on drums. The band released their first hit “Love Me Do” which caused the hysteria known as “Beatlemania”, referring to Paul as “the cute Beatle”.
McCartney’s original composition “Yesterday” was released in 1965 with the release of their LP Help!. It became the most covered song in pop music history and marked a turning point in McCartney’s role in the band. He became the dominant musical force as head songwriter, instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and musical director for the group. The band’s second album Rubber Sole was accredited to the advance in refinement and profundity of the group’s signature sound and lyrics. This album produced “Let It Be”, written by McCartney and Lennon, which is one of the group’s best known songs to this day. However, with this album tensions between members of the group grew increasingly obvious.
In 1966 the band gave their final commercial concert and later that year McCartney completed his first project apart from the group, a film score that earned McCartney the Ivor Novello Award for Best Instrumental Theme. As McCartney’s career with the Beatles came to an end, he demonstrated that the group had matured as a whole and helped produce Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This is considered their best and most influential album, with one piece requiring a forty-piece orchestra, and others giving off a more “hippy” vibe. After the death of their manager in 1968, the group continued to deteriorate and McCartney left the band in 1970.
Later that year, McCartney released his first solo album, McCartney which became a US No. 1 album. After the release of a second album, McCartney and his wife, Linda Eastman, joined Denny Seiwell to form the band Wings. After the birth of their daughter, the group went on a UK tour in 1972, playing to small venues before McCartney regained his confidence. The Wings experienced great success, earning Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary/Pop Vocal and Best Engineered album. The group released seven albums together, three of them chart-toppers. In 1977 McCartney’s song “Mull of Kintyre” was released and became McCartney’s most successful single of his career, selling more than 2.5 million copies in the UK.
The group disbanded in 1981 and McCartney began more solo work as well as collaborations with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder in 1982. McCartney helped write Jackson’s Thriller album and “Ebony and Ivory” by Stevie Wonder. From 1983 through 1990 McCartney dabbled in just about everything, from musicals, to charity events. He produced his album Flowers in The Dirt and formed a band that embarked on the Paul McCartney World Tour- his first in almost a decade.
Throughout the next decade McCartney ventured into orchestral music, producing Liverpool Oratorio. The album received extremely unfavorable reviews in the US but reached the number one spot on UK classical chart. Following that, Paul released an acoustic album, four electronica albums, and two additional classic albums. In between all of that, McCartney took a break from his solo career and began work on Beatles Anthology with George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
After witnessing the tragedies that took place on September 11th, McCartney made it his personal mission to lead in the organization of the Concert for New York City. Later that year he released Driving Rain which included the single “Freedom” which was inspired by the attacks. This album launched a world tour and double live album, released internationally in 2003. In 2002 he performed at the halftime show of Superbowl XXXVI and put together the Concert for George, in honor of the one-year anniversary of George Harrison’s death.
In 2005 McCartney released three more albums and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and Late Show With David Letterman. In 2009 EMI released the Beatles catalogue and launched a four-year digital remastering effort, and released a music video game inspired by the Beatles. Paul McCartney continued to sell out shows, and in 2011 the New York Times noted that he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In 2011 he released his first score for dance, and his second a year later.
Despite minor setbacks, including an unknown virus that forced McCartney to cancel Japan tour dates, Paul McCartney continues to perform at a high caliber. His album
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