Today June 18 live legend Paul McCartney turned 72. He is probably most important person in the music industry right now, well for me he is. His art and life have inspired a lot of people. Paul has always fought for freedom and human rights, through his music and actions. The artist published his last album “NEW” in 2013.
Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than three thousand copyrights
He was born James Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool General Hospital, where his mother, Mary, was a medical nurse and midwife. His father, Jim, was a cotton salesman and a pianist leading the Jim Mac’s Jazz Band in Liverpool. Young Paul McCartney was raised non-denominational. He studied music and art, and had a happy childhood with one younger brother, Michael. At age 11, he was one of only four students who passed the 11+ exam, known as “the scholarship” in Liverpool, and gained a place at Liverpool Institute for Boys. There he studied from 1953 to 1960, earning A level in English and Art.
At the age of 14, Paul McCartney was traumatized by his mother’s sudden death from breast cancer. Shortly afterward, he wrote his first song. In July 1957 he met John Lennon during their performances at a local church fête (festival). McCartney impressed Lennon with his mastery of guitar and singing in a variety of styles. He soon joined Lennon’s band, The Quarrymen, and eventually became founding member of The Beatles, with the addition of George Harrison and Ringo Star. And soon the boys qonqured the world.
Paul was married 3 times. First spouse were Linda McCartney. They live together 29 years and have 4 children(Stella, James Heather,Mary). But sadly Linda died with breath cancer in 1998 .Paul got married a second tome in 2002 Heather Mills ( but they divorce after 6 years and had only 1 child Betrice together. In 2011 McCartney married Nancy Shevell, his present wife.