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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records. McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK. BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone. McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul McCartney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 18, 1942 In Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Paul McCartney: Put It There
Latest Project:
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) 2016-02-19
Known For
Poster of All You Need Is Klaus
Poster of Paul McCartney In Performance at the White House
Poster of Live At The Cavern Club
Poster of The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos
Movie Paul McCartney: Put It There Himself 2017
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, basso 2016-02-19
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Himself 2015-03-24
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony Himself 2015-05-30
Movie Paul McCartney Out There Budokan Himself 2015-04-28
Movie Sound City Himself 2013-01-18
Movie Paul McCartney - Out There Tokyo Himself 2013-11-21
Movie Good Ol’ Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Himself 2013-11-05
Movie The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 Himself - Performer 2012-06-03
Movie London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Himself 2012-07-27
Movie Paul McCartney: Live Kisses 2012-11-13
Movie 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO Himself 2012-10-05
Movie Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Himself 2011-04-24
Movie The Love We Make Himself 2011-09-10
Movie George Harrison Himself 2011-10-05
Movie Hard Rock Calling 2010 Himself 2010-06-25
Movie The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Movie Paul McCartney In Performance at the White House Himself 2010-06-28
Movie The Beatles. Live At The Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Himself 2010-09-07
Movie Los Beatles en el estudio Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live 2009-11-03
Movie Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City Paul McCartney 2009-11-15
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Paul McCartney: The Liverpool Sound 2008-06-01
Movie All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Movie The McCartney Years 2007-11-12
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us 2006-10-28
Movie Paul McCartney's Get Back, Live HimSelf 2005-01-17
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin himself 2005-04-14
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Movie Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile 2004-10-05
Movie Paul McCartney In Red Square Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-03-17
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself 2003-10-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. Himself 2002-04-01
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Movie Concert for George Himself 2002-11-29
Movie Wingspan Himself 2001-05-11
Movie The Concert for New York City Himself 2001-10-20
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie The Beatles: Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Live At The Cavern Club Himself (vocals & bass guitar) 1999-12-15
Movie Ballad of the Skeletons 1997-03-09
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Himself 1996-07-22
Movie Beatles: The Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology 1995-11-19
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper himself 1992-06-14
Movie Paul McCartney's Get Back Himself 1991-10-25
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie John Lennon - Imagine Himself 1988-10-07
Movie Eat the Rich 1987-06-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Live Aid Himself 1985-07-13
Series Al TV Unknown 1984-04-01
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Paul 1984-11-28
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow Himself 1980-11-26
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie La Société du spectacle Himself 1973-01-01
Movie Let It Be Himself (The Beatles) 1970-05-13
Movie The Beatles: Rooftop Concert Himself 1969-01-30
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1967-01-10
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician (as The Beatles) 1967-12-25
Movie The Beatles - Live at Budokan 1966-11-24
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie Help! Paul 1965-07-29
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25
Movie Qué noche la de aquel día himself 1964-07-06
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do 1962-10-05
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29
Series The Grammys Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16