Sir Paul McCartney CH MBE
composer, musician, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, singer-songwriter, Grammy Award recipient, Knight Bachelor (from 1997), and Companion of Honour (from 2017)
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, McCartney is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre–rock and roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with Lennon remains the most successful in history. Born in Liverpool, McCartney taught himself piano, guitar and songwriting as a teenager, having been influenced by his father, a jazz player, and rock and roll performers such as Little Richard and Buddy Holly. He began his career when he joined Lennon's skiffle group, the Quarrymen, in 1957, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Sometimes called "the cute Beatle", McCartney later involved himself with the London avant-garde and spearheaded the incorporation of experimental aesthetics into the Beatles' studio productions. Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became the band's de facto leader, providing the creative impetus for most of their music and film projects. Many of his Beatles songs, including "And I Love Her", "Yesterday", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Blackbird", rank among the most covered songs in history. While primarily a bassist with the Beatles, in various songs he played a number of other instruments, including keyboards, guitars, and drums. After the Beatles disbanded, he debuted as a solo artist with the 1970 album McCartney and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. Led by McCartney, Wings was one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, and he wrote or co-wrote their US or UK number-one hits "My Love", "Band on the Run", "Listen to What the Man Said", "Silly Love Songs", and "Mull of Kintyre". He resumed his solo career in 1980 and has toured as a solo artist since 1989. Without Wings, his UK or US number-one hits have included "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (with Linda), "Coming Up", "Pipes of Peace", "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder), and "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson). Beyond music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. McCartney has written or co-written a record 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100, and, as of 2009, had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the US. His honours include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music. As of 2020, he is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £800 million.DbPedia
Commemorated on 14 plaques
This plaque commemorates the recording here of The Quarrymen's first disc. Percy Phillips recording studio was located here 1955-1969. The Quarrymen. John, Paul and George plus John Lowe (piano) and Colin Hanton (drums) paid Mr Phillips 17 /6 to record their first disc here on 17th July 1959. The two numbers were "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and "In Spite Of All The Danger" by Paul McCartney & George Harrison. In 1960 they became The Beatles.
38 Kensington Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they first recorded (1959)
Paul McCartney John Lennon. In this hall on 6th July 1957 John & Paul first met. The Quarry Men featuring, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, Rod Davies, John Lennon, Pete Shotton and Len Garry performed on the afternoon of 6th July 1957 at St Peters Church Fete. In the evening before their performance in this hall Ivan Vaughan, who sometimes played in the group, introduced his friend Paul McCartney to John Lennon. As John recalled ...... "that was the day, the day that I met Paul, that it started moving."
Simon Peter Centre, Church Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they first met John Lennon (1957)
Strawberry Recording Studios 1968 to 1993 Association with the band 10cc resulted in some of the most memorable music being produced at these studios. Paul McCartney, Neil Sedaka, Stone Roses, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and many other also recorded here.
3 Waterloo Road, Stockport, United Kingdom where they recorded
The Bag O'Nails Club Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman here on the 15th May 1967
9 Kingly Street, London, United Kingdom where they was
Sir Paul McCartney, MBE musician & songwriter used the interiors and exteriors of this public house as locations in his film "Give My Returns to Broad Street" and for the music video to his hit single "No More Lonely Nights".
The Old Justice, Bermonsey Wall East, London, United Kingdom where they filmed
The Beatles 1960s rock band filmed the start of The Magical Mystery Tour here 1967
Rain Grill, High Street, West Malling, United Kingdom where they filmed (1967)
The Beatles. Ringo Starr made his official debut here on 18th August 1962
Hulme Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they played (1962)
The Beatles on tour. St. Thomas' Hall. 50th anniversary of the appearance of Johnny Gentle and his group The Silver Beetles. George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Tommy Moore & Stuart Sutcliffe 25th May 1960
, Keith, United Kingdom where they played (1960)
BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Radio Berkshire
John Lennon & Paul McCartney played their only gig as 'The Nerk Twins' at the Fox & Hounds on 23rd April 1960
Fox and Hounds Pub, Caversham, United Kingdom where they played (1960)
'The Beatles' played here, their first performance in Wales, formerly the Regent Dansette Ballroom, Rhyl on Saturday 14th July 1962
Former Dorothy Perkins store, High Street, Rhyl, United Kingdom where they played (1963)
The Beatles played their last live performance on the roof of this building 30th January 1969
3 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom where they played (1969)
Hessys Music Centre 1959-1996 62 Stanley Street Where the Beatles bought their musical instruments. In Tribute to all Liverpool musicians groups and entertainers
62 Stanley Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they bought musical instruments
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE Award winning Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Author and Artist born 18th June 1942. Liverpool, England. In celebration of his 75th Birthday
Lennon Studios, Penny Lane, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was
The proud family home of the McCartney family; Jim, Mary, Paul and Mike
20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they lived