"Sir James Paul McCartney", MBE (born June 18 1942) is an English singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles.
Recognised as an icon of the 20th century, McCartney is listed in ''The Guinness Book Of Records'' as the most successful composer in popular music history. He has a record twenty-nine U.S. #1 singles, twenty of them with The Beatles, the rest with Wings and as a solo artist. McCartney has written or co-written over fifty top ten hits, more than any other songwriter, and has been an influential bassist as well as an accomplished singer, guitarist, pianist, and drummer. With The Beatles, he was one half of the highly successful songwriting team credited as Lennon/McCartney, along with fellow bandmate John Lennon. Their compositions for The Beatles remain among the best known songs in rock and pop music. The most notable of The Beatles' songs generally attributed to McCartney alone include "Can't Buy Me Love", "Yesterday", "Hello Goodbye", "Penny Lane", "Hey Jude", and "Let It Be".
Following the break-up of The Beatles on April 10th 1970, McCartney launched a successful solo career (released his first album on Apr...
|Born||June 18 1942|
|Genre|| Rock and Roll|
|Years active||1957 - present|
|Instrument|| Bass Guitar|
|Associated acts|| The Beatles|