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Paul McCartney is an Academy and multi Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who originally rose to worldwide and historical fame as a member of the legendary English rock band the Beatles. The group consisted of bassist and multi-instrumentalist Paul McCartney, guitarist John Lennon, guitarist George Harrison, and drummer Ringo Starr. The collaborations between the four original members have proven to be one of the most successful and influential musical and songwriting partnerships in rock and roll history. With more than 178 million albums sold in the United States and over 600 million across the globe, The Beatles hold the record as the top selling artist of all time.
Following the break-up of the Beatles, McCartney went on to pursue a solo career, releasing a self-titled album that went number one in the US. McCartney and his first wife Linda Easton later teamed up with Denny Laine and Denny Seiwell to form the band ‘Wings’. Wings went on to be wildly successful in the 1970’s, collaborating with a number of other musicians and putting out multiple albums and number one hit singles. The group broke up in 1981.
Beyond his term with the Beatles and with Wings, the legendary lad from Liverpool and two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient has continued to place his mark on societies on a world scale, proving to be an inspiration through his music and later in life as an avid animal rights activist. He has carried on as a live performer, delivering his classic sound to fans worldwide. McCartney performances include songs that have been written over the course of his musical path, sometimes accompanied by a full band and sometimes solo, displaying a lifetime of singing and songwriting talents while on the piano or guitar. As a member of the Order of the British Empire since 1997, any live McCartney performance, be it the first or the last, is considered a privileged showcase of a living rock and roll legend, and will certainly be categorized as a historic musical event.