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Sir Paul McCartney
MBE
Black-and-white image of McCartney, in 1961.
Paul McCartney, 1964
Background information
Birth name James Paul McCartney
Born 18 June 1942 (1942-06-18) (age 79)
Liverpool, England
Genres Rock, pop, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, hard rock, classical music
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, film producer, painter, activist, businessman
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, piano, organ, mellotron, keyboards, drums, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, recorder
Years active 1957–present
Labels Hear Music, Apple, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia, Concord Music Group, EMI, One Little Indian, Vee-Jay
Associated acts The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Wings, The Fireman, Linda McCartney, John Lennon, Denny Laine
Website PaulMcCartney.com
Notable instruments
Höfner 500/1
Rickenbacker 4001S
Gibson Les Paul
Epiphone Texan
Epiphone Casino
Fender Esquire
Fender Jazz Bass
Yamaha BB1200 Bass
Wal 5-String Bass
Martin D-28

Could that really be Paul watching the Quarrymen at their 22 Jun 1957 gig on Rosebery Street?

Whilst we weren't a poor family, we weren't rich by any means, so we never had a car, or a television till the coronation in 1953. I was the first one in the family to buy a car with my Beatle earnings. My mum, a nurse, road a bike.

—Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now, p.6, 1997

Paul, age 19, at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.
We used to have wanking sessions when we were young at Nigel Whalley's house in Woolton. We'd stay overnight and we'd all sit in armchairs and we'd put all the lights out and being teenage pubescent boys we'd all wank. What we used to do, someone would say, 'Brigitte Bardot.' 'Oooh!' that would keep everyone on par, then somebody, probably John, would say, 'Winston Churchill.' 'Oh no!' and it would completely ruin everyone's concentration.

—Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now, p.117, 1980


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