Paul McCartney - Sondz

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter and bassist for the Beatles. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre–rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with John 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 'n' 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 ...

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NameRole(s)
Linda McCartney
Linda McCartneyCreditMellotronFluteProducerPerformerBackground vocalsLead vocalsPercussionHandclapsMinimoog
Geoff Emerick
Geoff EmerickMixRecordingEngineer
George Martin
George MartinProducerOrchestratorArrangerElectric piano
Denny Laine
Denny LaineCreditElectric guitarBackground vocalsPerformerAcoustic guitarSynthesizerElectric bass guitarGuitarLead vocalsBongos
Jon Jacobs
Jon JacobsMix (assistant)Recording (assistant)Engineer (assistant)EngineerRecordingMix
Wings
WingsCreditPerformer
Greg Kurstin
Greg KurstinProducerPercussionElectric guitarEngineerMellotronTimpaniSynthesizerClarinetCelloVocal arranger
Denny Seiwell
Denny SeiwellCreditPerformerDrums (drum set)XylophoneCornetMaracasCowbellPercussionBackground vocals
Alan O'Duffy
Alan O'DuffyMixRecordingBackground vocals
Eric Stewart
Eric StewartBackground vocalsRecordingGuitarElectric guitarAcoustic guitarSynthesizer