As a member of The Beatles, Paul McCartney had one of the greatest writing partnerships of all time with fellow bandmate John Lennon. McCartney helped the band turn the rock world upside down, leaving a lasting impression on popular culture. After The Beatles broke up in 1970, McCartney continued to have great mainstream success as part of Wings and during his solo career. In 2016, McCartney started his latest tour, "One On One."
|Current Tour:||One On One|
|First Album (Beatles):||Please Please Me (1963)|
|First Album (solo):||McCartney (1970)|
Sir James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England. In July 1957, McCartney met John Lennon and skiffle band The Quarrymen, and McCartney joined the band several weeks later. The group added Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best in 1960. Based upon a suggestion from Sutcliffe, the band eventually changed its name to The Beatles. Over the next ten years, the Beatles became one of the most legendary bands in popular music history. They broke up in early 1970 and McCartney went solo.
In April 1970, McCartney released his debut solo album, which spent three weeks in the U.S. at number one. Less than a year after leaving the Beatles, McCartney formed a new group, Wings, with his wife Linda. Among its membership was Denny Laine, a former drummer for The Moody Blues. During that band's ten-year life they released seven albums, including four chart toppers, such as "Live and Let Die" and "Silly Love Songs." Wings broke up in 1981 and McCartney returned to a solo career.
McCartney devoted much of the 1990s to his side projects, including The Fireman, as well as work with Ringo Starr and George Harrison on the three Beatles Anthology albums. McCartney's U.S. popularity resurged in 1997 with Flaming Pie, his first release after completing the anthology albums. His re-emergence in America continued with the release of Chaos and Creation in the Backyard in 2005 and Memory Almost Full in 2007. McCartney also participated in the creation of the Cirque du Soleil production Love, which showcases Beatles music.
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