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Paul McCartney

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) 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. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, 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 and roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with 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 and 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 32,531,287 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Paul McCartney is the 13th most popular musician (down from 8th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 66th in 2019) and the 3rd 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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  • 7.17

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Among musicians, Paul McCartney ranks 13 out of 2,662Before him are Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, and Clara Schumann. After him are Leopold Mozart, Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Brian May, and Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Among people born in 1942, Paul McCartney ranks 13Before him are Amitabh Bachchan, Hu Jintao, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, and Harrison Ford. After him are Barbra Streisand, Daniel Barenboim, Peter Handke, Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, and Isabel Allende.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 98 out of 7,765Before him are Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), Edward VIII (1894), Jane Seymour (1508), George V (1865), and William Harvey (1578). After him are Henry VI of England (1421), George Stephenson (1781), Ian McKellen (1939), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Liam Neeson (1952), and Elizabeth Taylor (1932).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Paul McCartney ranks 3Before him are John Lennon (1940) and Elton John (1947). After him are Brian May (1947), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).

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