Sir James Paul McCartney (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 ...
|Also performed as||Percy “Thrills” ThrillingtonClint Harrigan|
|Born||18 June 1942 (Age: 80), in Walton|
Linda McCartney (1969-1998)
Heather Mills (2002-2008)
|Children||James McCartneyMary McCartneyStella McCartneyHeather McCartneyHeather McCartney|
|Role(s)||ProducerPhotographyBassGuitarBass GuitarLiner NotesLead VocalsRecordingComposer|
|Label(s)||MPLCapitol RecordsParlophoneHear MusicPaul McCartney CatalogYellow Cat RecordsColumbiaConcord Music GroupApple RecordsEMI|
|Label management||McCartney Music Ltd. (label founder)MPL (personal label)McCartney Music Ltd. (personal publisher)Maclen Music, Inc. (personal publisher)|