12 Interesting Things You Need To Know About Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

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1- Paul McCartney, born on June 18, 1942. He is an English singer & musician. His real name is James Paul McCartney.

2- McCartney was the Beatles' bass guitarist and major songwriting partner (together with John Lennon).

3- McCartney taught himself to play the piano and guitar when he was a teenager.

4- Paul McCartney was highly influenced towards music from his father, who was a jazz musician and a rock and roll performer.

5- In 1957, at the age of 15, Paul began his musical career by joining John Lennon's rock band, "The Quarrymen."

6- In 1970, when the Beatles disbanded, McCartney released his solo debut album under the name "McCartney".

7- In 1970, McCartney also formed a musical band called "Wings", with his first wife 'Linda' and a former guitarist, 'Denny Laine.'

8- In 1982, McCartney also collaborated with Michael Jackson. They both made a duet for MJ's Thriller album song "The Girl Is Mine."

9- In his career, McCartney released 26 studio albums, 37 video albums, 79 music videos, and 111 singles.

10- McCartney was inducted twice into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Once as a Beatles member and once as a solo artist.

11- In 1997, at the age of 55, McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.

12- He is also one of the richest musicians in the world; as per CNW, he has a net worth of $1.2 billion.

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