Paul McCartney

1942 - Today

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist for the Beatles. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, his versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and his musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre-rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.Born in Liverpool, McCartney taught himself piano, guitar and songwriting as a teenager, having been influenced by his father, a jazz player, and rock 'n' roll performers such as Little Richard and Buddy Holly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul McCartney has received more than 27,624,346 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 112 in 2019). Paul McCartney is the 8th most popular musician (up from 11th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 68th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Musician.

Paul McCartney is most famous for being a member of the Beatles, and for being a songwriter.

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Among musicians, Paul McCartney ranks 8 out of 2,675Before him are Bob Marley, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, and Louis Armstrong. After him are Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Leopold Mozart, and Clara Schumann.

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Among people born in 1942, Paul McCartney ranks 6Before him are Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking, Martin Scorsese, Muammar Gaddafi, and Amitabh Bachchan. After him are Joe Biden, Eusébio, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, and Harrison Ford.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 66 out of 6,924Before him are David Ricardo (1772), Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Henry VII of England (1457), and Mary Shelley (1797). After him are James VI and I (1566), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Herbert Spencer (1820), Guy Fawkes (1570), Edward III of England (1312), and Edward I of England (1239).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 2Before him are John Lennon (1940). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), George Harrison (1943), Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Mark Knopfler (1949), Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), and Keith Richards (1943).

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