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'''Sir Paul McCartney''' (born 1942)  was bassist for the [[Beatles]] and shared songwriting credit with [[John Lennon]] for most of their original songs.  McCartney favored lighter, more pop-oriented songs than Lennon, which became much more apparent after April 1970 when the Beatles broke up and both began to record solo. McCartney soon formed a new band, [[Wings]], and recorded many staples of AM radio.  
 
'''Sir Paul McCartney''' (born 1942)  was bassist for the [[Beatles]] and shared songwriting credit with [[John Lennon]] for most of their original songs.  McCartney favored lighter, more pop-oriented songs than Lennon, which became much more apparent after April 1970 when the Beatles broke up and both began to record solo. McCartney soon formed a new band, [[Wings]], and recorded many staples of AM radio.  
  
In 1980 McCartney was arrested for possession of [[marijuana]] in [[Japan]] and spent a week in jail.  Had he been tried and convicted, he could have spent seven years in prison. He was knighted by [[Queen Elizabeth II]] in 1997.   
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He was knighted by [[Queen Elizabeth II]] in 1997.   
  
Paul was married for thirty years to [[Linda Eastman]], a vegetarian, who played keyboards in Wings but died in 1998.  His second marriage to Heather Mills lasted for four years and ended acrimoniously.  He continues to tour and perform, and is Britain's highest-earning musician today.
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Paul was married for thirty years to [[Linda Eastman]], a vegetarian, who played keyboards in Wings but died in 1998.  His second marriage to Heather Mills lasted for four years.  He continues to tour and perform, and is Britain's highest-earning musician today.
  
 
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[[Category:Musicians|McCartney, Paul]]

Revision as of 20:09, 29 December 2007

Sir Paul McCartney (born 1942) was bassist for the Beatles and shared songwriting credit with John Lennon for most of their original songs. McCartney favored lighter, more pop-oriented songs than Lennon, which became much more apparent after April 1970 when the Beatles broke up and both began to record solo. McCartney soon formed a new band, Wings, and recorded many staples of AM radio.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.

Paul was married for thirty years to Linda Eastman, a vegetarian, who played keyboards in Wings but died in 1998. His second marriage to Heather Mills lasted for four years. He continues to tour and perform, and is Britain's highest-earning musician today.