He wrote the song “When I’m 64” for his father’s 64th birthday,
The best way to approach the subject of such a great English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer like Sir James Paul McCartney is to give only the facts and leave out all of the minor details. Otherwise, your article could become never-ending and you can lose the interest of your audience. We all know that he was a member of the legendary and never to be forgotten group The Beatles. He also had his own group Wings before he went his own way musically.
Guinness World Records lists Paul McCartney as the “most successful composer and recording artist of all times”. If you would ask my opinion I would say that all he touches surely turns to gold. Altogether he has 60 gold discs, has sold over 100 million albums and 100 million singles and as they say the beat goes on. There have been over 2,200 artists who have recorded his Beatle’s song “Yesterday”.
Another most popular song and well-liked by The Wings released in 1977 was “Mull of Kintyre”. I could listen to that song over and over and the louder the better.
One of the most successful albums from The Wings was Band on the Run with great songs like the title song and “Let Me Roll It” among others.
In March of 1999, Paul McCartney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. He has written and co-written 32 songs which have risen to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2014, he sold over 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the U.S. He well deserved it and was knighted for his services to music. He is also a great man who doesn’t just think of himself and his success. He has been part of projects which promote international charities on subjects related to seal hunting, animal rights, landmines, vegetarianism, and music education.
This piece would not be complete if it didn’t mention some of the wonderful music which Paul McCartney has created throughout the years:
In 1982 in collaboration with Stevie Wonder he came out with the number one hit “Ebony and Ivory”.
The following year he collaborated with Michael Jackson on the song “Say, Say, Say”.
Another great single came out in the 1980s and that was “No More Lonely Nights”.
The Paul McCartney World Tour came with the release of his triple album Tripping the Live Fantastic in 1989. The album also included Beatles songs like “Let It Be”
His rock album Flaming Pie was released in 1997 and it featured Ringo Starr on drums and back-up vocals in “Beautiful Night”.
Later the same year he released his classical work Standing Stone which rose up on the classical charts in the U.S. and the U.K.
This was followed by other electronic albums and in 2000 he came out with a tribute album of classical choral music dedicated to his late wife Linda called A Garland for Linda.
Just a brief look at the greatness of Sir Paul McCartney and we all know that there is much more that we can look forward to from this very talented man who continues to perform and create his wonderful music.
I leave you with another of my all-time favorites by Sir Paul McCartney “This One“