Paul McCartney

~ Person

Legal name: James Paul McCartney

Also performs as: Clint Harrigan, Percy "Thrills" Thrillington


Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and a 21-time Grammy Award winner (having won both individually and with the Beatles), McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the father of five children.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 McCartney Paul McCartney 4 11
1971 Ram Paul & Linda McCartney 4 9
1980 McCartney II Paul McCartney 3.5 14
1982 Tug of War Paul McCartney 5 13
1983 Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney 4 11
1983 Classics Meet Pops Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Leonard Bernstein, William Christopher Handy, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1984 In Flight Denny Laine with Paul McCartney 1
1986 Press to Play Paul McCartney 3 6
1988 Снова в СССР Paul McCartney 7
1989 Flowers in the Dirt Paul McCartney 3 9
1991 Liverpool Oratorio Paul McCartney 2
1993 Off the Ground Paul McCartney 3 8
1994 Beatles Classic Hits John Lennon & Paul McCartney 1
1995 The Family Way (Updated recordings) Paul McCartney; George Martin Orchestra, Carl Aubut 1
1997 Flaming Pie Paul McCartney 4
1997 Standing Stone Paul McCartney 2
1999 Run Devil Run Paul McCartney 4 3
1999 Working Classical Paul McCartney 2
2000 Liverpool Sound Collage Paul McCartney 2
2001 Driving Rain Paul McCartney 2
2005 Twin Freaks Paul McCartney & Freelance Hellraiser 1
2005 Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Paul McCartney 4 7
2006 Ecce Cor Meum Paul McCartney; Academy of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, Gavin Greenaway 2
2007 Memory Almost Full Paul McCartney 7
2011 Ocean's Kingdom Paul McCartney 3
2012 Kisses on the Bottom Paul McCartney 7
2013 New Paul McCartney 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 All the Best! Paul McCartney 5 3
1993 Karaoke Lennon & McCartney John Lennon & Paul McCartney 1
1995 Oobu Joobu, Part 1 Paul McCartney 1
1995 Gold Ballads Paul McCartney 1
2001 Wingspan: Hits and History Paul McCartney 4 5
2006 Best 16 Paul McCartney 1
2006 Best Selection Paul McCartney 1
2008 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Paul McCartney 1
Wild Life, Venus and Mars Paul McCartney 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Tripping the Live Fantastic Paul McCartney 4
1990 Tripping the Live Fantastic - Highlights! Paul McCartney 2
1991 Unplugged: The Official Bootleg Paul McCartney 4
1993 Paul Is Live Paul McCartney 2
2002 Back in the U.S. Live 2002 Paul McCartney 4
2003 Back in the World Paul McCartney 4
2009 Good Evening New York City Paul McCartney 1
2012 iTunes Live from Capitol Studios Paul McCartney 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording Paul McCartney 5
1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street Paul McCartney 11
2014 Destiny Original Soundtrack Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O’Donnell & Paul McCartney 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why Paul McCartney 1
1971 The Back Seat of My Car / Heart of the Country Paul & Linda McCartney 1
1979 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney 1

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