Paul McCartney

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  • Birth Name: James Paul McCartney
  • Birth Place: Liverpool, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/18/1942, Gemini
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; musician; actor
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Paul McCartney Fast Facts:
  • His mother died from breast cancer when he was 14; the same disease would later claim the life of his first wife, Linda.
  • Joined John Lennon's band, the Quarrymen, in 1957.
  • Says he wrote the 1965 classic "Yesterday," the most covered song of all time, after having awakened with its melody in his head; he originally called it "Scrambled Eggs."
  • Was inspired by the Beach Boys' classic album Pet Sounds to help create what became the Beatles' 1967 masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Is very active in charitable work, most notably in support of animal rights and vegetarianism.
  • Was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle and as a solo artist.
  • Is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Songwriter of All Time.
  • Paul McCartney Relationships:
  • Heather Mills - Ex-wife
  • Jane Asher - Ex-significant Other
  • Mary McCartney - Daughter
  • Heather McCartney - Stepdaughter
  • Nancy Shevell - Wife
  • Angie McCartney - Stepmother
  • Mary Patricia McCartney - Mother
  • Linda McCartney - Wife (deceased)
  • Michael McCartney - Brother
  • Stella McCartney - Daughter
  • Ruth McCartney - Sister
  • Beatrice Milly McCartney - Daughter
  • James McCartney - Father
  • James McCartney - Son
  • Paul McCartney Awards:
  • 1979 Grammy: Best Rock Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1964 Grammy: Best Performance By A Vocal Group - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program - Nominee
  • 1966 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Nominee
  • 1970 Grammy: Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special - Winner
  • 1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Song Written for a Film - Nominee
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1967 Grammy: Best Contemporary Album - Winner
  • 1966 Grammy: Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance--Male or Female - Winner
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus - Winner
  • 2012 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2013 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Historical Album - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2013 Grammy: Best Music Film - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Music Video - Long Form - Winner
  • 1970 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song Score) - Winner
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1971 Grammy: Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1967 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1964 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 1964 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Film - Nominee

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