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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records. McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK. BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone. McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul McCartney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 18, 1942 In Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series 1 Til 1
Latest Project:
Series Top 2000 2018
Known For
Poster of Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S.
Poster of The Tribal Eye
Poster of The Society of the Spectacle
Poster of 1 Til 1
Series 1 Til 1 Himself 2019
Series Top 2000 Unknown 2018
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Uncle Jack 2017-05-23
Series Strongest Deliveryman Himself 2017-08-04
Series Blazing Transfer Students Himself 2017-11-10
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 2016-09-15
Series BUNK'D Himself 2015-07-31
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Paul McCartney: Out There - Budokan 2015 Himself 2015-04-28
Series Sweden Laundry voce, basso 2014-11-21
Movie Paul McCartney: Something NEW Himself 2014-10-24
Movie Sound City Himself 2013-01-18
Movie Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Himself 2013-11-05
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2013-02-18
Movie Rockshow Himself 2013-05-13
Series Walkure Romanze 2013-10-07
Movie Good Ol’ Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 Himself - Performer 2012-06-03
Movie London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Himself 2012-07-27
Series The Firm Himself 2012-01-08
Movie 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Movie Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Movie Paul McCartney: Live Kisses Himself 2012-11-13
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself 2012-10-05
Movie God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie The Love We Make Himself 2011-09-10
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself 2011-10-05
Movie The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Movie Paul McCartney In Performance at the White House Himself 2010-06-28
Movie The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live 2009-11-03
Movie Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City Himself 2009-11-15
Movie The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 2008-01-01
Movie Paul McCartney: The Liverpool Sound 2008-06-01
Movie All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Himself 2007-05-01
Series Freeze as himself 2006-10-27
Movie Paul McCartney's Get Back, Live Himself 2005-01-17
Movie Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin himself 2005-04-14
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Love Is Eternal While It Lasts Unknown 2004-02-20
Movie Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile 2004-10-05
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself 2003-10-26
Movie Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. Himself 2002-04-01
Movie Concert for George Himself 2002-11-29
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Wingspan Himself 2001-05-11
Movie Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club Himself (vocals & bass guitar) 1999-12-15
Movie The Beatles: Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Music for Montserrat 1997-09-15
Movie Ballad of the Skeletons 1997-06-20
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Unknown 1996-01-12
Movie In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross A Beatle 1995-12-10
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie Empire Records 1995-09-22
Movie Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music 1993-05-31
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie Paul McCartney's Get Back Himself 1991-10-25
Movie Paul McCartney: Put It There Himself 1989-06-10
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Himself 1988-10-07
Series Queen Inhyeon Himself 1988-01-13
Movie Eat the Rich Banquet Guest 1987-06-01
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Paul 1984-11-28
Movie The Compleat Beatles Himself (archive) 1982-10-01
Movie Wings Over The World 1979-03-16
Series SportsCenter himself 1979-09-06
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Movie The Second Tragic Fantozzi Unknown 1976-04-15
Series The Tribal Eye Unknown 1975-05-27
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Himself 1973-01-01
Movie The Beatles: Rooftop Concert Himself 1969-01-30
Movie Yellow Submarine Himself 1968-07-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician (as The Beatles) 1967-12-25
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie Help! Paul 1965-07-29
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18