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Singer-songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer, painter, and animal rights activist.


Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is a member of The Beatles. He alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. McCartney, according to the Guinness World Records, is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music. He was knighted in the year 1998. Sir Paul McCartney is currently dating Nancy Shevell.

Sir Paul McCartney Info

Birth nameJames Paul McCartney
Date of BirthJune 18, 1942
Place of BirthLiverpool, England
OccupationsComposer, musician, artist, activist, record producer, film producer, businessman
GenresRock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop, hard rock, classical music
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar, piano, drums, keyboards, ukulele, mandolin
Years active1957–present
LabelsHear Music, Apple, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia, EMI, One Little Indian
Associated actsThe Beatles, The Fireman, The Quarrymen, Wings, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Michael Jackson.
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 In Liverpool, when we were kids and listening to Buddy Holly and all the other rock and roll greats, I would have never thought the day would come when I'd be getting a star on the Walk of Fame. I thought it was an impossible thing to happen. But here we are today. I couldn't have done it without a certain three boys, so I want to say thanks to those guys, John, George and Ringo. 
— Sir Paul McCartney after being inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame / February 09, 2012
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 One of my old guys who I used to have as my manager, I was knocking 50 and he said 'I think it's time you retired'. I thought, I know what you mean, but I don't really feel like it, you know. And if I'm really enjoying this, why retire? So I decided against it, and got rid of him. I wonder what he thinks today. Perhaps that he was right, but hopefully not. 
— Sir Paul McCartney / June 29, 2011
 I believe NASA has the ingenuity to investigate the health effects of space travel without confining and experimenting on animals. It would be terribly disappointing if in our zeal to explore new frontiers and to learn about the fascinating universe where we live we began to regress in our treatment of the animals with whom we share this planet. May I appeal to you to cancel this experiment. 
— Sir Paul McCartney in a letter to NASA / August 26, 2010
 Do I feel my age? No. It feels weird to say 68. It’s funny, I wrote the song When I’m Sixty-Four when I was in my twenties. I was thinking, ‘That age will never arrive.’ Now I’m four years after it. It was always my ambition to plug in my electric guitar, play with some people and write songs and that hasn’t left me. I play the first chord, turn it up loud and it still feels like a rebellious thing to do — playing a bit louder than you should. 
— Sir Paul McCartney doesn't feel his age / June 27, 2010
 I do a show then I‘m off all week. Partly it’s because of my little girl. I’m a hands-on dad and I wouldn’t want to work too much when I’ve got her, so my life has completely changed. When I go home — that’s the real world. 
— Sir Paul McCartney doesn't go on long tours because he wants to spend time with his six-year-old daughter / June 27, 2010

 Hey there, Paul McCartney here. I’m very pleased that you’re singing the songs of Lennon and McCartney and I just want to say get out there, go for it — enjoy yourselves. Good luck! 
— Sir Paul McCartney in a message to American Idol contestants / April 07, 2010
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 Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration to her country and the rest of the world, I truly admire her infallible resolve and her determination to stand up for what she believes in. It is vital that Aung San Suu Kyi is released so that she can govern the people who elected her and give Burma back the freedom we all take for granted. 
— Sir Paul McCartney appealing to release Aung San Suu Kyi / June 19, 2009
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 Unfortunately, with higher incomes, societies are turning to greater consumption of animal protein, which reduces the availability of food grains for direct consumption by impoverished human beings 
— Sir Paul McCartney saying rich often are not vegetarians / May 2009
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 We are sending this letter because both of us share a concern for our planet's welfare and hope you will find the following information of interest. 
— Sir Paul McCartney in an open letter to Pamela Anderson urging her to switch to vegetarianism / May 2009
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