Born: 18 / 06 / 1942
Birth Place: Liverpool, England
Family: Mary (mother), James (father), Michael (brother), Linda (wife), Mary, Stella, James (children)
When The Beatles broke up in 1970 Paul McCartney went on a solo career and made the album called McCartney. Following this he also formed his own band by the name of Wings, which featured his wife Linda.
Wings was the only lasting band that any of the former Beatles were involved with after their break up. The band was very successful and had 12 top ten singles in the UK, one of which hit the number 1 slot, 14 top ten singles in the US, six of which hit their number one position and out of the 23 singles that were released, all of them reached the top 40 in the US.
Paul McCartney acted in the film Give My Regards to Broad Street and has also appeared in several TV documentaries. He has maintained a fantastic career as a recording artist and is an amazing singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and an iconic figure that makes Liverpool proud.
In 1997 Paul McCartney was knighted for his services to music and he dedicated his knighthood to fellow Beatles band members Mr John Winston Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and the people of Liverpool.
In 2001 Paul McCartney paid an emotional tribute to this wife Linda who had died of breast cancer in 1998 with the documentary Wingspan. Paul McCartney composed various classical pieces following on from this and earned an Academy Award nomination for best original song with the theme from the hit film Vanilla Sky.
Paul McCartney is a keen football fan who supports the pride of North West England both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His own company is called MPL Communications and currently owns the copyrights to over 3000 songs including every song written by Buddy Holly. Paul McCartney is rumoured to be one of Britain’s wealthiest males, with an estimated fortune of around £700 million.