166 Facts About Paul McCartney

1.

Sir James Paul McCartney was born on 18 June 1942 and is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon.

FactSnippet No. 501,154
2.

One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, Paul McCartney is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre–rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica.

FactSnippet No. 501,155
3.

Paul McCartney began his career when he joined Lennon's skiffle group, the Quarrymen, in 1957, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960.

FactSnippet No. 501,156
4.

Sometimes called "the cute Beatle", Paul McCartney later involved himself with the London avant-garde and spearheaded the incorporation of experimental aesthetics into the Beatles' studio productions.

FactSnippet No. 501,157
5.

Paul McCartney resumed his solo career in 1980 and has toured as a solo artist since 1989.

FactSnippet No. 501,158
6.

Paul McCartney has written or co-written a record 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100, and, as of 2009, had sales of 25.

FactSnippet No. 501,159
7.

Paul McCartney's honours include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music.

FactSnippet No. 501,160
8.

James Paul McCartney was born on 18 June 1942 at Walton Hospital in the Walton area of Liverpool, where his mother, Mary Patricia, had qualified to practise as a nurse.

FactSnippet No. 501,161
9.

Paul McCartney has a younger brother, Peter Michael, and a younger stepsister, Ruth, born to his father's second wife Angie during her first marriage.

FactSnippet No. 501,162
10.

Paul McCartney and Michael were baptised in their mother's Catholic faith, even though their father was a former Protestant who had turned agnostic.

FactSnippet No. 501,163
11.

Paul McCartney attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke from 1947 until 1949, when he transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale because of overcrowding at Stockton.

FactSnippet No. 501,164
12.

On 31 October 1956, when Paul McCartney was 14, his mother died of an embolism as a complication of surgery for breast cancer.

FactSnippet No. 501,165
13.

Paul McCartney's father was a trumpet player and pianist who led Jim Mac's Jazz Band in the 1920s.

FactSnippet No. 501,166
14.

Paul McCartney kept an upright piano in the front room, encouraged his sons to be musical and advised McCartney to take piano lessons.

FactSnippet No. 501,167
15.

When Paul McCartney was 11, his father encouraged him to audition for the Liverpool Cathedral choir, but he was not accepted.

FactSnippet No. 501,168
16.

Paul McCartney then joined the choir at St Barnabas' Church, Mossley Hill.

FactSnippet No. 501,169
17.

Paul McCartney received a nickel-plated trumpet from his father for his fourteenth birthday, but when rock and roll became popular on Radio Luxembourg, Paul McCartney traded it for a £15 Framus Zenith acoustic guitar, since he wanted to be able to sing while playing.

FactSnippet No. 501,170
18.

Paul McCartney found it difficult to play guitar right-handed, but after noticing a poster advertising a Slim Whitman concert and realising that Whitman played left-handed, he reversed the order of the strings.

FactSnippet No. 501,171
19.

Paul McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, and composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano.

FactSnippet No. 501,172
20.

American rhythm and blues influenced him, and Little Richard was his schoolboy idol; "Long Tall Sally" was the first song Paul McCartney performed in public, at a Butlin's Filey holiday camp talent competition.

FactSnippet No. 501,173
21.

At the age of fifteen on 6 July 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen, at the St Peter's Church Hall fete in Woolton.

FactSnippet No. 501,174
22.

Paul McCartney co-wrote several of their early hits, including "I Saw Her Standing There", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (1963) and "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964).

FactSnippet No. 501,175
23.

Later that year, during recording sessions for the album Rubber Soul, Paul McCartney began to supplant Lennon as the dominant musical force in the band.

FactSnippet No. 501,176
24.

Paul McCartney said of the album, "we'd had our cute period, and now it was time to expand.

FactSnippet No. 501,177
25.

Later that year, Paul McCartney completed his first musical project independent of the group—a film score for the UK production The Family Way.

FactSnippet No. 501,178
26.

Paul McCartney pressed them to start a new project, which became Sgt.

FactSnippet No. 501,179
27.

Paul McCartney was inspired to create a new persona for the group, to serve as a vehicle for experimentation and to demonstrate to their fans that they had musically matured.

FactSnippet No. 501,180
28.

Paul McCartney invented the fictional band of the album's title track.

FactSnippet No. 501,181
29.

Paul McCartney stepped in to fill that void and gradually became the de facto leader and business manager of the group that Lennon had once led.

FactSnippet No. 501,182
30.

Paul McCartney largely directed the film, which brought the group their first unfavourable critical response.

FactSnippet No. 501,183
31.

In March 1969, Paul McCartney married his first wife, Linda Eastman, and in August, the couple had their first child, Mary, named after his late mother.

FactSnippet No. 501,184
32.

In October 1969, a rumour surfaced that McCartney had died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike, but this was quickly refuted when a November Life magazine cover featured him and his family, accompanied by the caption "Paul is still with us".

FactSnippet No. 501,185
33.

Paul McCartney was in the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates, largely concerning Allen Klein's management of the group, when he announced his own departure from the group on 10 April 1970.

FactSnippet No. 501,186
34.

Paul McCartney filed a suit for the band's formal dissolution on 31 December 1970, and in March 1971 the court appointed a receiver to oversee the finances of the Beatles' company Apple Corps.

FactSnippet No. 501,187
35.

Paul McCartney's wife helped him pull out of that condition by praising his work as a songwriter and convincing him to continue writing and recording.

FactSnippet No. 501,188
36.

In 1970, Paul McCartney continued his musical career with his first solo release, Paul McCartney, a US number-one album.

FactSnippet No. 501,189
37.

Apart from some vocal contributions from Linda, Paul McCartney is a one-man album, with Paul McCartney providing compositions, instrumentation and vocals.

FactSnippet No. 501,190
38.

Paul McCartney later said, "The main thing I didn't want was to come on stage, faced with the whole torment of five rows of press people with little pads, all looking at me and saying, 'Oh well, he is not as good as he was.

FactSnippet No. 501,191
39.

Paul McCartney wanted the tour to avoid large venues; most of the small halls they played had capacities of fewer than 3, 000 people.

FactSnippet No. 501,192
40.

In 1974, Paul McCartney hired guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton to replace McCullough and Seiwell.

FactSnippet No. 501,193
41.

The tour marked the first time Paul McCartney performed Beatles songs live with Wings, with five in the two-hour set list: "I've Just Seen a Face", "Yesterday", "Blackbird", "Lady Madonna" and "The Long and Winding Road".

FactSnippet No. 501,194
42.

In 1982, Paul McCartney collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the Martin-produced number-one hit "Ebony and Ivory", included on Paul McCartney's Tug of War LP, and with Michael Jackson on "The Girl Is Mine" from Thriller.

FactSnippet No. 501,195
43.

Paul McCartney earned his latest UK number one as of 2014 with the title track of his LP release that year, "Pipes of Peace".

FactSnippet No. 501,196
44.

In 1984, Paul McCartney starred in the musical Give My Regards to Broad Street, a feature film he wrote and produced which included Starr in an acting role.

FactSnippet No. 501,197
45.

In 1985, Warner Brothers commissioned Paul McCartney to write a song for the comedic feature film Spies Like Us.

FactSnippet No. 501,198
46.

Paul McCartney composed and recorded the track in four days, with Phil Ramone co-producing.

FactSnippet No. 501,199
47.

Paul McCartney participated in Live Aid, performing "Let it Be", but technical difficulties rendered his vocals and piano barely audible for the first two verses, punctuated by squeals of feedback.

FactSnippet No. 501,200
48.

Paul McCartney collaborated with Eric Stewart on Press to Play, with Stewart co-writing more than half the songs on the LP.

FactSnippet No. 501,201
49.

In 1988, Paul McCartney released ????? ? ????, initially available only in the Soviet Union, which contained eighteen covers; recorded over the course of two days.

FactSnippet No. 501,202
50.

Paul McCartney ventured into orchestral music in 1991 when the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society commissioned a musical piece by him to celebrate its sesquicentennial.

FactSnippet No. 501,203
51.

Paul McCartney collaborated with composer Carl Davis, producing Liverpool Oratorio.

FactSnippet No. 501,204
52.

In 1991, Paul McCartney performed a selection of acoustic-only songs on MTV Unplugged and released a live album of the performance titled Unplugged.

FactSnippet No. 501,205
53.

Paul McCartney recorded a radio series called Oobu Joobu in 1995 for the American network Westwood One, which he described as "widescreen radio".

FactSnippet No. 501,206
54.

Paul McCartney had been planning such an album for years, having been previously encouraged to do so by Linda, who had died of cancer in April 1998.

FactSnippet No. 501,207
55.

Paul McCartney did an unannounced performance at the benefit tribute, "Concert for Linda", his wife of 29 years who died a year earlier.

FactSnippet No. 501,208
56.

Paul McCartney contributed the song "Nova" to a tribute album of classical, choral music called A Garland for Linda, dedicated to his late wife.

FactSnippet No. 501,209
57.

The group continues to play together; Paul McCartney has played live with Ray, Anderson, Laboriel, and Wickens longer than he played live with the Beatles or Wings.

FactSnippet No. 501,210
58.

Paul McCartney's crest, featuring a Liver bird holding an acoustic guitar in its claw, reflects his background in Liverpool and his musical career.

FactSnippet No. 501,211
59.

Paul McCartney's enduring fame has made him a popular choice to open new venues.

FactSnippet No. 501,212
60.

In 2010, Paul McCartney opened the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; it was his first concert in Pittsburgh since 1990 due to the old Civic Arena being deemed unsuitable for Paul McCartney's logistical needs.

FactSnippet No. 501,213
61.

In July 2011, Paul McCartney performed at two sold-out concerts at the new Yankee Stadium.

FactSnippet No. 501,214
62.

Paul McCartney was commissioned by the New York City Ballet, and in September 2011, he released his first score for dance, a collaboration with Peter Martins called Ocean's Kingdom.

FactSnippet No. 501,215
63.

Paul McCartney released Kisses on the Bottom, a collection of standards, in February 2012, the same month that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honoured him as the MusiCares Person of the Year, two days prior to his performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

FactSnippet No. 501,216
64.

In June 2012, Paul McCartney closed Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert held outside Buckingham Palace, performing a set that included "Let It Be" and "Live and Let Die".

FactSnippet No. 501,217
65.

On 28 August 2013, Paul McCartney released the title track of his upcoming studio album New, which came out in October 2013.

FactSnippet No. 501,218
66.

In May 2014, Paul McCartney cancelled a sold-out tour of Japan and postponed a US tour to October due to begin that month after he contracted a virus.

FactSnippet No. 501,219
67.

Paul McCartney resumed the tour with a high-energy three-hour appearance in Albany, New York on 5 July 2014.

FactSnippet No. 501,220
68.

On 14 August 2014, Paul McCartney performed in the final concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California before its demolition; this was the same venue at which the Beatles played their final concert in 1966.

FactSnippet No. 501,221
69.

In 2014, Paul McCartney wrote and performed "Hope for the Future", the ending song for the video game Destiny.

FactSnippet No. 501,222
70.

In November 2014, a 42-song tribute album titled The Art of Paul McCartney was released, which features a wide range of artists covering Paul McCartney's solo and Beatles work.

FactSnippet No. 501,223
71.

In January 2015, Paul McCartney collaborated with West and Barbadian singer Rihanna on the single "FourFiveSeconds".

FactSnippet No. 501,224
72.

Paul McCartney featured on West's 2015 single "All Day", which features Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom.

FactSnippet No. 501,225
73.

Paul McCartney shared lead vocals on the Alice Cooper-led Hollywood Vampires supergroup's cover of his song "Come and Get It", which appears on their debut album, released on 11 September 2015.

FactSnippet No. 501,226
74.

Paul McCartney appeared in the 2017 adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, in a cameo role as Uncle Jack.

FactSnippet No. 501,227
75.

On 20 June 2018, Paul McCartney released "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me" from his album Egypt Station, which was released on 7 September through Capitol Records.

FactSnippet No. 501,228
76.

On 26 July 2018 Paul McCartney played at The Cavern Club, with his regular band of Anderson, Ray, Wickens and Abe Laboriel Jr.

FactSnippet No. 501,229
77.

Paul McCartney's "Got Back" tour ran from 28 April 2022 to 16 June 2022 in the United States, his first in the country since 2019.

FactSnippet No. 501,230
78.

The tour concluded on 25 June 2022 when Paul McCartney headlined Glastonbury Festival, a week after his 80th birthday.

FactSnippet No. 501,231
79.

Pepper cover, Paul McCartney replied, "Elvis was too important and too far above the rest even to mention.

FactSnippet No. 501,232
80.

Paul McCartney called Little Richard an idol, whose falsetto vocalisations inspired Paul McCartney's own vocal technique.

FactSnippet No. 501,233
81.

Paul McCartney said he wrote "I'm Down" as a vehicle for his Little Richard impersonation.

FactSnippet No. 501,234
82.

In 1971, Paul McCartney bought the publishing rights to Holly's catalogue, and in 1976, on the fortieth anniversary of Holly's birth, Paul McCartney inaugurated the annual "Buddy Holly Week" in England.

FactSnippet No. 501,235
83.

Paul McCartney was strongly influenced by Motown artists, in particular James Jamerson, whom McCartney called a hero for his melodic style.

FactSnippet No. 501,236
84.

Paul McCartney was influenced by Brian Wilson, as he commented: "because he went to very unusual places".

FactSnippet No. 501,237
85.

Paul McCartney changed back to the Hofner around 1990 for that reason.

FactSnippet No. 501,238
86.

Paul McCartney uses Mesa Boogie bass amplifiers while performing live.

FactSnippet No. 501,239
87.

MacDonald identified "She's a Woman" as the turning point when Paul McCartney's bass playing began to evolve dramatically, and Beatles biographer Chris Ingham singled out Rubber Soul as the moment when Paul McCartney's playing exhibited significant progress, particularly on "The Word".

FactSnippet No. 501,240
88.

Paul McCartney singled out "Blackbird" as a personal favourite and described his technique for the guitar part in the following way: "I got my own little sort of cheating way of [fingerpicking].

FactSnippet No. 501,241
89.

Paul McCartney played an Epiphone Texan on many of his acoustic recordings, but used a Martin D-28.

FactSnippet No. 501,242
90.

Paul McCartney played lead guitar on several Beatles recordings, including what MacDonald described as a "fiercely angular slide guitar solo" on "Drive My Car", which Paul McCartney played on an Epiphone Casino.

FactSnippet No. 501,243
91.

Paul McCartney said of the instrument: "if I had to pick one electric guitar it would be this.

FactSnippet No. 501,244
92.

Paul McCartney has retained that original guitar to the present day.

FactSnippet No. 501,245
93.

Paul McCartney contributed what MacDonald described as "a startling guitar solo" on the Harrison composition "Taxman" and the "shrieking" guitar on "Sgt.

FactSnippet No. 501,246
94.

Paul McCartney has primarily used a Gibson Les Paul for electric work, particularly during live performances.

FactSnippet No. 501,247
95.

Paul McCartney is known for his belting power, versatility and wide tenor vocal range, spanning over four octaves.

FactSnippet No. 501,248
96.

Paul McCartney was ranked the 11th greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone, voted the 8th greatest singer ever by NME readers and number 10 by Music Radar readers in the list of "the 30 greatest lead singers of all time".

FactSnippet No. 501,249
97.

Paul McCartney's vocals have crossed several music genres throughout his career.

FactSnippet No. 501,250
98.

Paul McCartney teasingly tried out classical singing, namely singing various renditions of "Besame Mucho" with the Beatles.

FactSnippet No. 501,251
99.

Paul McCartney continued experimenting with various musical and vocal styles throughout his post-Beatles career.

FactSnippet No. 501,252
100.

Paul McCartney played piano on several Beatles songs, including "She's a Woman", "For No One", "A Day in the Life", "Hello, Goodbye", "Lady Madonna", "Hey Jude", "Martha My Dear", "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road".

FactSnippet No. 501,253
101.

Paul McCartney played a Moog synthesizer on the Beatles song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and the Wings track "Loup".

FactSnippet No. 501,254
102.

Paul McCartney played all the drum parts on his albums McCartney, McCartney II and McCartney III, as well as on Wings' Band on the Run, and most of the drums on his solo LP Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

FactSnippet No. 501,255
103.

Paul McCartney's other drumming contributions include Paul Jones' rendition of "And the Sun Will Shine", Steve Miller Band's 1969 tracks "Celebration Song" and "My Dark Hour", and "Sunday Rain" from the Foo Fighters' 2017 album Concrete and Gold.

FactSnippet No. 501,256
104.

Paul McCartney referred to the finished product as "electronic symphonies".

FactSnippet No. 501,257
105.

Paul McCartney reversed the tapes, sped them up, and slowed them down to create the desired effects, some of which the Beatles later used on the songs "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "The Fool on the Hill".

FactSnippet No. 501,258
106.

Paul McCartney later purchased works by Magritte, whose painting of an apple had inspired the Apple Records logo.

FactSnippet No. 501,259
107.

Paul McCartney became involved in the renovation and publicising of the Indica Gallery in Mason's Yard, London, which Barry Miles had co-founded and where Lennon first met Yoko Ono.

FactSnippet No. 501,260
108.

Miles co-founded International Times, an underground paper that Paul McCartney helped to start with direct financial support and by providing interviews to attract advertiser income.

FactSnippet No. 501,261
109.

Paul McCartney became interested in painting after watching artist Willem de Kooning work in de Kooning's Long Island studio.

FactSnippet No. 501,262
110.

Paul McCartney took up painting in 1983, and he first exhibited his work in Siegen, Germany, in 1999.

FactSnippet No. 501,263
111.

In September 2000, the first UK exhibition of Paul McCartney's paintings opened, featuring 500 canvases at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, England.

FactSnippet No. 501,264
112.

Paul McCartney said, "I've been offered an exhibition of my paintings at the Walker Art Gallery.

FactSnippet No. 501,265
113.

Paul McCartney is lead patron of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, a school in the building formerly occupied by the Liverpool Institute for Boys.

FactSnippet No. 501,266
114.

When Paul McCartney was a child, his mother read him poems and encouraged him to read books.

FactSnippet No. 501,267
115.

Paul McCartney's father invited Paul and his brother Michael to solve crosswords with him, to increase their "word power", as McCartney said.

FactSnippet No. 501,268
116.

In 2001, Paul McCartney published Blackbird Singing, a volume of poems and lyrics to his songs for which he gave readings in Liverpool and New York City.

FactSnippet No. 501,269
117.

In 1981, Paul McCartney asked Geoff Dunbar to direct a short animated film called Rupert and the Frog Song; Paul McCartney was the writer and producer, and he added some of the character voices.

FactSnippet No. 501,270
118.

Paul McCartney produced and hosted The Real Buddy Holly Story, a 1985 documentary featuring interviews with Keith Richards, Phil and Don Everly, the Holly family, and others.

FactSnippet No. 501,271
119.

Paul McCartney signed his first recording contract, as a member of the Beatles, with Parlophone Records, an EMI subsidiary, in June 1962.

FactSnippet No. 501,272
120.

In 1979, Paul McCartney signed with Columbia Records in the US and Canada—reportedly receiving the industry's most lucrative recording contract to date, while remaining with EMI for distribution throughout the rest of the world.

FactSnippet No. 501,273
121.

Paul McCartney returned to Capitol in the US in 1985, remaining with EMI until 2006.

FactSnippet No. 501,274
122.

In 2007, Paul McCartney signed with Hear Music, becoming the label's first artist.

FactSnippet No. 501,275
123.

In 1972, Paul McCartney re-signed with ATV for seven years in a joint publishing agreement between ATV and Paul McCartney Music.

FactSnippet No. 501,276
124.

Paul McCartney has criticised Jackson's purchase and handling of Northern Songs over the years.

FactSnippet No. 501,277
125.

Paul McCartney acquired their publishing rights from Ardmore in 1978, and they are the only two Beatles songs owned by MPL Communications.

FactSnippet No. 501,278
126.

Paul McCartney first used drugs in the Beatles' Hamburg days when they often used Preludin to maintain their energy while performing for long periods.

FactSnippet No. 501,279
127.

Bob Dylan introduced them to marijuana in a New York hotel room in 1964; Paul McCartney recalls getting "very high" and "giggling uncontrollably".

FactSnippet No. 501,280
128.

Paul McCartney made his attitude about cannabis public in 1967, when he, along with the other Beatles and Epstein, added his name to a July advertisement in The Times, which called for its legalisation, the release of those imprisoned for possession, and research into marijuana's medical uses.

FactSnippet No. 501,281
129.

Years later, Paul McCartney said, "I don't know what possessed me to just stick this bloody great bag of grass in my suitcase.

FactSnippet No. 501,282
130.

In 1984, while Paul McCartney was on holiday in Barbados, authorities arrested him for possession of marijuana and fined him $200.

FactSnippet No. 501,283
131.

Paul McCartney is a supporter of the animal-rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

FactSnippet No. 501,284
132.

Paul McCartney has appeared in the group's campaigns, and in 2009, McCartney narrated a video for them titled "Glass Walls", which was harshly critical of slaughterhouses, the meat industry, and their effect on animal welfare.

FactSnippet No. 501,285
133.

Paul McCartney has supported campaigns headed by the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, World Animal Protection, and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

FactSnippet No. 501,286
134.

Paul McCartney has participated in several charity recordings and performances, including the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, Ferry Aid, Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8, and the recording of "Ferry Cross the Mersey".

FactSnippet No. 501,287
135.

In 2009, Paul McCartney wrote to Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, asking him why he was not a vegetarian.

FactSnippet No. 501,288
136.

In 2012, Paul McCartney joined the anti-fracking campaign Artists Against Fracking.

FactSnippet No. 501,289
137.

In 2015, following British prime minister David Cameron's decision to give Members of Parliament a free vote on amending the law against fox hunting, Paul McCartney was quoted: "The people of Britain are behind this Tory government on many things but the vast majority of us will be against them if hunting is reintroduced.

FactSnippet No. 501,290
138.

Paul McCartney expressed concern over both the health impacts of the practice as well as its cruelty to animals.

FactSnippet No. 501,291
139.

Paul McCartney is one of the 100 contributors to the book Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, of which all proceeds go to NHS Charities Together and The Lullaby Trust.

FactSnippet No. 501,292
140.

Paul McCartney often chose clothes and makeup for her, encouraging her to grow her blonde hair to simulate Brigitte Bardot's hairstyle, and at least once insisting she have her hair restyled, to disappointing effect.

FactSnippet No. 501,293
141.

When Paul McCartney first went to Hamburg with the Beatles, he wrote to Rhone regularly, and she accompanied Cynthia Lennon to Hamburg when they played there again in 1962.

FactSnippet No. 501,294
142.

Paul McCartney first met British actress Jane Asher on 18 April 1963 when a photographer asked them to pose at a Beatles performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

FactSnippet No. 501,295
143.

Paul McCartney's met McCartney and he invited her to move into his London house, where events ensued that possibly broke up his relationship with Asher.

FactSnippet No. 501,296
144.

Paul McCartney's became a popular photographer with several rock groups, including the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and the Beatles, whom she first met at Paul McCartney'sa Stadium in 1966.

FactSnippet No. 501,297
145.

Paul McCartney's commented, "It was John who interested me at the start.

FactSnippet No. 501,298
146.

Paul McCartney looked so beautiful that I made up my mind I would have to pick him up.

FactSnippet No. 501,299
147.

Paul McCartney's was nervous about performing with Paul, who explained, "she conquered those nerves, got on with it and was really gutsy.

FactSnippet No. 501,300
148.

In 2002, Paul McCartney married Heather Mills, a former model and anti-landmine campaigner.

FactSnippet No. 501,301
149.

Paul McCartney married New Yorker Nancy Shevell in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall, London, on 9 October 2011.

FactSnippet No. 501,302
150.

Paul McCartney'svell is vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate which owns New England Motor Freight.

FactSnippet No. 501,303
151.

Paul McCartney's is a former member of the board of the New York area's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

FactSnippet No. 501,304
152.

Paul McCartney often phoned Lennon, but was apprehensive about the reception he would receive.

FactSnippet No. 501,305
153.

Paul McCartney's last telephone call to Lennon, days before Lennon and Ono released Double Fantasy, was friendly: "[It is] a consoling factor for me, because I do feel it was sad that we never actually sat down and straightened our differences out.

FactSnippet No. 501,306
154.

On 9 December 1980, Paul McCartney followed the news that Lennon had been murdered the previous night; Lennon's death created a media frenzy around the surviving members of the band.

FactSnippet No. 501,307
155.

Paul McCartney was leaving an Oxford Street recording studio that evening when he was surrounded by reporters who asked him for his reaction; he responded: "It's a drag".

FactSnippet No. 501,308
156.

Paul McCartney used to take his glasses down, those granny glasses, and say, "it's only me.

FactSnippet No. 501,309
157.

In 1983, Paul McCartney said: "I would not have been as typically human and standoffish as I was if I knew John was going to die.

FactSnippet No. 501,310
158.

Paul McCartney told Mojo magazine in 2002 that Lennon was his greatest hero.

FactSnippet No. 501,311
159.

In 1981, Paul McCartney sang backup on Harrison's tribute to Lennon, "All Those Years Ago", which featured Starr on drums.

FactSnippet No. 501,312
160.

Paul McCartney released "Here Today" in 1982, a song Everett described as "a haunting tribute" to Paul McCartney's friendship with Lennon.

FactSnippet No. 501,313
161.

Paul McCartney performed "For You Blue" and "All Things Must Pass", and played the piano on Eric Clapton's rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

FactSnippet No. 501,314
162.

Paul McCartney played a kazoo solo on "You're Sixteen" from the same album.

FactSnippet No. 501,315
163.

Paul McCartney played bass on "Peace Dream", and sang a duet with Starr on "Walk with You".

FactSnippet No. 501,316
164.

Paul McCartney inducted Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2015, and played bass on his 2017 album Give More Love.

FactSnippet No. 501,317
165.

Paul McCartney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of the Beatles and again as a solo artist in 1999.

FactSnippet No. 501,318
166.

Paul McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: twenty with the Beatles; seven solo or with Wings; one as a co-writer of "A World Without Love", a number-one single for Peter and Gordon; one as a co-writer on Elton John's cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"; one as a co-writer on Stars on 45's "Medley"; one as a co-writer with Michael Jackson on "Say Say Say"; and one as writer on "Ebony and Ivory" performed with Stevie Wonder.

FactSnippet No. 501,319