Sir Paul McCartney

Musician, Singer, Composer
The most successful composer and recording artist of all time, Sir Paul McCartney was a founding member of rock-n-roll's most iconic band, The Beatles, and along with fellow bandmate John Lennon was part of the most ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1942 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Music (182)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

("Love Me Do") (Song)

Mistress America 2015 (Movie)

("No More Lonely Nights") (Song Performer)

Mistress America 2015 (Movie)

("No More Lonely Nights") (Song)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

("Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five") (Song)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Band On The Run") (Song Performer)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Band On The Run") (Song)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Let 'Em In") (Song Performer)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Let 'Em In") (Song)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("Live And Let Die") (Song)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 (Movie)

("New") (Song Performer)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 (Movie)

("New") (Song)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Sway") (Song Performer)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Sway") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Big Time Rush: Big Time Movie 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Song

Flight 2012 (Movie)

("With A Little Help From My Friends") (Song)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

"Maybe I'm Amazed" (Song)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("I Want To Hold Your Hand") (Song)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

("Ebony & Ivory") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Lunch Box/Odd Sox") (Song)

To The Arctic 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Silly Love Songs") (Song)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

("Monkberry Moon Delight") (Song Performer)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

("Monkberry Moon Delight") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds") (Song)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

("Tomorrow Never Knows") (Song)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

("Silly Love Songs") (Song)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

("Blackbird") (Song)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

("The Fool On The Hill") (Song)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

("Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey") (Song)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

("Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Goodnight Tonight") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Goodnight Tonight") (Song)

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

("Baby, You're A Rich Man") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Dance Tonight") (Song Performer)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Dance Tonight") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Great Day") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Great Day") (Song Performer)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

("Got To Get You Into My Life") (Song)

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

("Another Day") (Song Performer)

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

("Another Day") (Song)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

("I'm Looking Through You") (Song)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

"Can't Buy Me Love" (Song)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

("Flying") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Why Don't We Do It In The Road") (Song)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

("Revolution") (Song)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

("Ever Present Past") (Song)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

("Ever Present Past") (Song Performer)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

("Live And Let Die") (Song)

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

("Eleanor Rigby") (Song)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

("She Loves You") (Lyrics)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

("She Loves You") (Music)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Golden Slumbers") (Song)

Living in TV Land 1989 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Song

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

("This Never Happened Before") (Song Performer)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

("This Never Happened Before") (Song)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Ballad of John & Yoko") (Song)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Ebony and Ivory") (Song Performer)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Ebony and Ivory") (Song)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("Ebony and Ivory") (Song)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

("Another Day") (Song Performer)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

("Another Day") (Song)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

("Help") (Song)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Live And Let Die") (Song Performer)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Live And Let Die") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Live And Let Die") (Music Producer)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Ebony And Ivory") (Song)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

songs("Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Tow of Us" "Across the Universe" "I'm Looking Through You" "In a Swingin' Mood" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "Golden Slumbers" "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" "Blackbird" "Mother Nature's Son") (Song)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

song producer("Maybe Baby") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

songs("All You Need is Love" "Silly Love Songs") (Song)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

("I Am the Walrus" "A Day in the Life" "Eleanor Rigby" "Hard Day's Night") (Song)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

("Hey Jude") (Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Vanilla Sky") (Song)

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

("Junk" "Singalong Junk") (Song Performer)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

("Because") (Song)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

("Band On the Run") (Song)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Music)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") (Song)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Across the Universe") (Song)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

("Young Boy" "The World Tonight") (Song Performer)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

("Live and Let Die") (Song)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

("Hey Bulldog") (Song)

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame 1997 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

("I Want to Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

("Singalong Junk") (Song Performer)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

("Yer Blues") (Song)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

lyrics("We Can Work It Out") (Theme Lyrics)

The Wonder Years 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Back in the U.S.S.R. 1992 (Movie)

("Back in the U.S.S.R.") (Song)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("With a Little Help From My Friends") (Song)

Secrets 1992 (Movie)

songs (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Get Back 1991 (Movie)

("Get Back" "Back in the USSR" "Hey Jude" "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "Help" "Give Peace A Chance" "Let It Be") (Song Performer)

Get Back 1991 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

("She's Leaving Home") (Song)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

("Don't Let Me Down" "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" "Two of Us" "I've Got a Feeling" "Oh Darling" "One After 909" "Across the Universe" "The Long and Winding Road" "Dig It" "Let It Be" "Get Back") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("The Long and Winding Road") (Song)

Mala Noche 1989 (Movie)

("Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") (Song)

Outrageous Animation 1989 (Movie)

song "The End"(("Late Night With Myron")) (Song)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Revolution") (Song)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

("Do You Want to Know a Secret?") (Song)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

("When I'm Sixty Four") (Song)

A Matter of Trust: Billy Joel in the USSR 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

songs("Julia" "Love Me Do" "I Want to Hold Your Hand" "Help!" "Nowhere Man" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "A Day in the Life" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" "I've Got a Feeling" "Revolution" "The Ballad of John & Yoko" "Don't Let Me Down" "Give Peace a Cha (Song)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

("Drive My Car") (Song)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

("I Saw Her Standing There") (Song)

U2 Rattle and Hum 1988 (Movie)

("Helter Skelter) (Song)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

("Can't Buy Me Love") (Song)

The King's Singers on Stage at Wolf Trap 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Letting Go 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Song

MARIE: A True Story 1985 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

("I Want to Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

("Spies Like Us") (Song Performer)

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

title song performer("Twice in a Lifetime") (Song Performer)

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

("Yesterday" "Here There and Everywhere" "Wanderlust" "Not Such a Bad Boy" "No Values" "Silly Love Songs" "Ballroom Dancing" "So Bad" "Eleanor Rigby" "For No-One" "The Long and Winding Road" "Band on the Run") (Song Performer)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Bal 1984 (Movie)

("Michelle") (Song)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

The Killing Fields 1984 (Movie)

("Band on the Run") (Song)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

("A Hard Day's Night") (Song)

Yesterday 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Beyond the Limit 1983 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Beyond the Limit 1983 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Daniel 1983 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

Testament 1983 (Movie)

("All My Loving") (Song)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

("When I'm Sixty-Four") (Song)

Fighting Back 1981 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

("I Wanna Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Beatlemania 1980 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Birth of the Beatles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Song

Oh Heavenly Dog 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

("Did We Meet Somewhere Before?") (Song)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

songs("Hey Jude" "Strawberry Fields") (Song)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 (Movie)

songs("I Want to Hold Your Hand" "Please Please Me" "I Saw Her Standing There" "Thank You Girl" "Misery" "Love Me Do" "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" "P S I Love You" "There's a Place" "I Wanna Be Your Man" "She Loves You" "From Me to You") (Song)

Rockshow 1978 (Movie)

songs("Venus and Mars" "Rockshow" "Jet" "Let Me Roll It" "Spirits of Ancient Egypt" "Live and Let Die" "Bluebird" "You Gave Me the Answer" "Magneto and Titanium Man" "Listen to What the Man Said" "Let 'Em In" "Silly Love Songs" "Beware My Love" "Letting G (Song)

Rust Never Sleeps 1978 (Movie)

("A Day in the Life") (Song)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

songs("Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "With a Little Help From My Friends" "Getting Better" "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" "Fixing a Hole" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" "Good Morning Good Morning" "Nowhere Man (Song)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

("With a Little Luck") (Song)

To Russia... With Elton 1978 (Movie)

("Back in the USSR") (Song)

The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie 1977 (Movie)

("Keen Akrore") (Song Performer)

The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie 1977 (Movie)

(Song)

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Song

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Empty Hand 1975 (Movie)

abstract percussion music (Music)

Les Plaisirs Solitaires 1975 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Song)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

("Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds") (Song)

The Zoo Gang 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Morning After 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Song

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

Title Song("Live and Let Die") (Song)

The Strawberry Statement 1970 (Movie)

("Give Peace A Chance") (Song)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

("Come and Get It") (Song)

Yellow Submarine 1968 (Movie)

songs("Yellow Submarine" "When I'm Sixty-Four" "Nowhere Man" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" "Eleanor Rigby" "All You Need Is Love" "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "A Day in the Life" "All Together Now" "Hey, Bulldog") (Song)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

songs("Help!" "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" "The Night Before" "Another Girl" "Ticket to Ride") (Song)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

songs("A Hard Day's Night" "I Should Have Known Better" "I Wanna Be Your Man" "All My Loving" "If I Fell" "Can't Buy Me Love" "And I Love Her" "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" "This Boy" "Tell Me Why" "She Loves You") (Song)
Actor (96)

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Love We Make 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Under African Skies 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All You Need Is Klaus 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Last Play at Shea 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles on Record 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 Brit Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

All Together Now 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Monterey 40 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney: St. Petersburg 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney: The Journey to Red Square 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Back in the U.S. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert For George 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Pop Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wingspan 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Brian Epstein 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Parkinson Meets McCartney 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney's Working Classical 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments on TV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rhythm of Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Class of '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Unplugged 1989 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Music For Montserrat 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney Talking With David Frost 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney's Standing Stone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer: ABC Preview '97 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Presents Paul McCartney Up Close 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney: Live in the New World 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Sgt. Pepper 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul McCartney: Going Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

1990 Billboard Music Awards Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Back 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

Beatles Member (Actor)

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Eat the Rich 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Breaking Glass 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rockshow 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

James Paul McCartney 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Help! 1965 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer

The Real Buddy Holly Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

GRATEFUL DEAD - A Photofilm 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Empty Hand 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

GRATEFUL DEAD - A Photofilm 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

GRATEFUL DEAD - A Photofilm 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (1)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

The most successful composer and recording artist of all time, Sir Paul McCartney was a founding member of rock-n-roll's most iconic band, The Beatles, and along with fellow bandmate John Lennon was part of the most celebrated songwriting partnership in rock history. With an innate knack for beautiful, complex melodies, powerful vocals and a unique bass-playing style, his music struck emotional chords that transcended generations with songs like "Hey Jude," "Eleanor Rigby," "Let It Be" and "Yesterday," the latter being the most covered song in music history. Taking command as The Beatles' de facto music director in the late-1960s, McCartney steered the band through its most creative phase that included iconic albums like Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The White Album (1968) and Abbey Road (1969). Following their acrimonious split in 1970, McCartney embarked on the most successful solo career of the four members, starting with Wings, which he formed with first wife Linda McCartney, producing numerous hit singles throughout the 1970s, including "Band on the Run," "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Live and Let Die." Suffering the losses of Lennon to a bullet in 1980, Linda to breast cancer in 1998 and George Harrison to cancer in 2001, McCartney single-handedly carried The Beatles torch and continued his solo success with Flaming Pie (1997) and Memory Almost Full (2007). Though he suffered public embarrassment with his tumultuous marriage to model Heather Mills, McCartney maintained his stature as the most popular and successful member of The Beatles, and he continued releasing critically and commercially well-received music well into the 21st century.

Relationships

Jane Asher Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1963 Announced engagement in 1967 Asher broke off the engagement in 1968 after reportedly finding McCartney in bed with another woman

James McCartney

Son
Born in 1977 Mother, Linda Eastman

Heather McCartney

Step-Daughter
Born in 1963 to Linda Eastman and Joseph Melville See Formally adopted by Paul McCartney when he married her mother in 1969

Ruth McCartney

Step-Sister
Adopted by McCartney's father Mother is James McCartney's second wife, Angie

Peter McCartney

Brother
Born in Liverpool.

James McCartney

Father
Leader of Jim Mac Jazz Band in 1920s Remarried after wife's 1956 death Died in the 1970s

Mary McCartney

Mother
Died of breast cancer on Oct. 31, 1956

Linda McCartney Song

Wife
Married March 12, 1969 until her death April 17, 1998 Performed together in the band Wings

Angie McCartney

Step-Mother
Married James McCartney after his first wife died Had daughter from previous marriage, who was adopted by McCartney's father James

Mary McCartney

Daughter
Born in 1969; mother Linda Eastman McCartney Married TV producer Alistair Donald on Sept. 26, 1998

Stella McCartney

Daughter
Born in 1971 Mother, Linda Eastman

Heather Mills Actor

Wife
Announced engagement on July 26, 2001 Married June 11, 2002 on the remote Castle Leslie estate in Ireland Announced separation May 17, 2006 Divorced March 17, 2008

Beatrice Milly McCartney

Daughter
Born October 28, 2003; mother, Heather Mills

Nancy Shevell

Wife
New York businesswoman Began dating in summer 2007 Engaged May 2011 Married Oct. 9, 2011 in London, England

Milestones

2013

Released 16th solo album, New.

2013

Recorded the song "Cut Me Some Slack" with Dave Grohl and Krist Novocelic of Nirvana, a collaboration nicknamed "Sirvana."

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Helter Skelter" from the album Good Evening New York City

2009

Wrote the music and lyrics for "I Want to Come Home" from the feature film, "Everybody's Fine"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song

2007

Became the first artist signed to Starbucks Corp.'s new record label, the Los Angeles-based Hear Music; first album released Memory Almost Full; earned three Grammy nominations

2005

Released the album, Chaos and Creation in The Backyard, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Jenny Wren"

2004

Received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Eric Clapton

2002

Toured America in support of his album Driving Rain

2001

Wrote the title song for the feature "Vanilla Sky"; garnered a Best Original Song Academy Award nomination

2001

In conjunction with release of album Wingspan, co-executive produced and starred in the ABC documentary of the same name that profiled his life with his late wife Linda

1999

Performed solo concert at the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles first played

1996

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1995

Made the documentary short "Grateful Dead - A Photofilm"; served as director and supervising editor

1995

Appeared on "The Beatles Anthology" (ABC); premiered second classical work "The Leaf"

1991

Debuted first classical composition "Liverpool Oratorio" in Liverpool, England; concert film "Paul McCartney's Get Back" released

1985

Michael Jackson bought publishing rights to many Beatles songs; McCartney sued for royalties by ex-Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and the late John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono

1984

Scripted, acted in, performed own songs and composed and arranged music for feature "Give My Regards to Broad Street"

1980

Arrested in Tokyo for marijuana possession

1973

Composed theme song for James Bond feature "Live and Let Die"

1972

With wife Linda, charged with drug possession; later fined for growing cannabis on his Scotish farm

1970

Formed new group, Wings

1969

Released first solo album McCartney

1969

Executive produced Beatles film "Let It Be"; also contributed songs and acted; shared Oscar for Best Adapted Score

1969

Filed lawsuit to formally dissolve the group The Beatles; suit settled in March 1971

1968

Formed business partnership Apple Corps

1967

Appeared in (also co-wrote and directed) Beatles special "Magical Mystery Tour"

1964

Film acting debut in "A Hard Day's Night"; also wrote songs and performed them on soundtrack

1962

Pete Best replaced by Ringo Starr as the band's drummer

1962

Played bass, guitar, sang and composed for The Beatles

1961

Brian Epstein becomes the Beatles' manager

1960

The Quarrymen renamed Long John and the Silver Beatles; toured Scotland and then played Hamburg, Germany where it's discovered Harrison was underage

1959

The Quarrymen performed at Casbah, a coffehouse owned by Pete Best's mother

1958

George Harrison invited to join The Quarrymen

1957

Introduced to John Lennon; invited to join Lennon's band The Quarrymen

1953

Met George Harrison; pair rode same school bus

Raised in Liverpool, England

Bonus Trivia

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A hard-headed businessman, McCartney made a fortune as a music publisher, and outraged many (including, eventually, himself) by selling publishing rights of many Beatles songs to Michael Jackson in 1985. That same year, the ex-Beatles sued McCartney for royalties.

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McCartney and his wife Linda were vocal in vegetarian and environmental causes, and marketed their own frozen vegetable entrees worldwide.

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

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In 1988, McCartney received a honorary degree from the University of Sussex, Brighton.

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McCartney was the subject of 177 Beatles books and 23 solo biographies (Source: Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 17, 1995)

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In May 2000, he was named a fellow of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters.

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