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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.

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Jun 18, 1942 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Help! 1965-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017-05-26
Known For
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Uncle Jack 2017-05-26
Movie BANG! The Bert Berns Story Himself 2016-03-11
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony Himself 2015-05-30
Movie Paul McCartney: Something NEW 2014-10-24
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 Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself 2012-10-05
Movie God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself 2011-10-05
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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live 2009-11-03
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Himself 2007-05-01
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile 2004-10-05
Movie Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-04-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself 2003-10-26
Movie Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. Himself 2002-04-01
Movie Concert for George Himself 2002-11-29
Movie Music for Montserrat 1997-11-28
Movie In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross A Beatle 1995-12-10
Movie The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie Eat the Rich 1987-06-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Yellow Submarine Himself 1968-07-17
Movie Help! Paul 1965-07-29
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25