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Paul McCartney (Singer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 18, 2021

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Short Biography

Paul McCartney was born on 18-06-1942 in Walton, Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom. He is an English Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Music Producer, Film Producer, Record Producer & Businessperson who is associated with The Beatles, The Fireman, Wings, and The Quarrymen.

Paul McCartney Complete Bio & Career

Paul McCartney was born and raised in Liverpool, England. His mother was a maternity nurse, and his father a cotton salesman and jazz pianist with a local band. The young McCartney was raised in a traditional working-class family, much the same as his future fellow Beatles Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Tragically, when McCartney was only 14 years old, his mother died of complications after a mastectomy. His future bandmate, John Lennon, also lost his mother at a young age became a connection that lasted long between the great musicians.
In 1957, he met John Lennon at a church festival where Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, were performing and was soon invited to become a member. The two quickly became the group's songwriters, ushering it through many name changes and a few personnel changes as well. Early on, they agreed that all of their songs would be credited to Lennon-McCartney, no matter who had taken lead or, as happened occasionally, written the songs entirely on their own. By 1960, the group had settled on a new moniker, the Beatles, and George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best rounded out the line-up. 
The Beatles disbanded in 1970, breaking fans' hearts worldwide. However, McCartney had no intention of dropping out of the public eye. He was the first of the Beatles to release a solo album (McCartney, 1970), and though critics' reactions were mixed, the album was a hit with the public. Encouraged, McCartney went on to form Wings, a band that would remain popular throughout the '70s, winning two Grammy Awards and churning out multiple hit singles.
The 1980s proved a trying time for McCartney. An arrest for marijuana possession in Japan in January put him in jail for nine days. Later that year, his longtime partner and friend John Lennon, with whom he had recently reconciled after years of feuding, was killed outside his New York City apartment. In the wake of Lennon's death, McCartney stopped touring, not taking it up again for almost a decade. By 1989, he was ready to perform live again and launched a world tour, one that would provide material for a triple live album. The tour also gave him a world record when he performed for the largest paying stadium audience in history: a concert for 184,000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also started a collaboration with Elvis Costello, and they each released albums featuring different tracks they had written together. 
In 2012, McCartney released Kisses on the Bottom, which featured renditions of some of his favorite songs from childhood, including classics like "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "My Valentine." In March 2016, McCartney announced he would release Pure McCartney, a solo album spanning his legendary career, in June. In June 2018, two days after his 76th birthday, McCartney released the ballad "I Don't Know" and the more upbeat "Come On To Me," from an upcoming album, Egypt Station. Paul McCartney is pop music royalty. For his contributions to global rock 'n' roll culture, he has been knighted, named a fellow at the Royal College of Music, was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among multitudes of other honors. 

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Paul McCartney Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Jim and Mary McCartney. He has a brother named Mike McGear. He was married to musician Linda Eastman from 1969 till her death in 1998. Together the couple had 4 children named Heather, Mary, Stella, and James. He then married Heather Mills in the year 2002 and divorced her in 2008. The couple together had a daughter named Beatrice. Since 2011, he is married to Nancy Shevell.  

Wife Nancy Shevell
Son James McCartney

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Light Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Liverpool
Nationality British
Religion Christian
Address London, England, UK
School Stockton Wood Road Primary School, Speke
Joseph Williams Junior School, Belle Vale
Liverpool Institute, Liverpool
College N/A
Qualification High School Passout
Hobbies Playing Musical Instrumets and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Album - McCartney (1970)
Best Friends John Lenon
Salary N/A
Net Worth $800 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Rolls-Royce Phantom, Aston Martin DB5, and Aston Martin DB6 among others


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Food Sea Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Paul McCartney

  • In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded him the Gershwin Prize, the highest award a musician can receive in America. McCartney was the first non-American to receive this honor.
  • His honors include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), 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.
  • He is the wealthiest musician in the world with a net worth of $800 million.
  • He is best known for primarily using a plectrum or pick, McCartney occasionally plays fingerstyle.
  • In addition to guitar, he also played drums and keyboard.

Paul McCartney Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

80 years, 1month, 27 days old age Paul McCartney will turn 81 on 18 June, 2023. Only 10 months, 3 days, 2 hours,4 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Paul McCartney has celebrated the total number of 80 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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