June 18: Paul McCartney was born in 1942

paul mccartney 2013

 

June 18: Paul McCartney was born in 1942 – Happy Birthday!

“I think people who create and write, it actually does flow – just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they right it down. It’s simple.”
― Paul McCartney

“What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song.”
― Paul McCartney

Neil Young inducts Paul McCartney into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999:


My fav McCartney song is…
Hey Jude – The Beatles:


(Solo) Hey Jude (Live Glastonbury 2004)

From Wikipedia:

Birth name James Paul McCartney
Born 18 June 1942 (age 73)
Liverpool, England
Genres Rock, pop, classical, electronica
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer, businessman
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar,keyboards, drums
Years active 1957–present
Labels Apple, Capitol, Columbia, Decca,Hear Music, Parlophone, Polydor,Swan, Vee-Jay
Associated acts The Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings, the Fireman
Website www.paulmccartney.com

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and with Lennon formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. Following the band’s break-up, he began a solo career and later formed the group Wings with his first wife Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

McCartney has been described by Guinness World Records as the “most successful composer and recording artist of all time”, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles, and “the most successful songwriter” in UK chart history. His Beatles song “Yesterday” has been covered by over 2,200 artists—more than any other song in the history of recorded music. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre”, co-written with Laine, was one of the best-selling singles ever in the UK. He has written or co-written thirty-one songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2012 he has sold over 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States.

Let It Be – Good Evening New York City Tour (HD)

.. by nature drawn to music’s formal aspects yet wholly untutored … [he] produced technically ‘finished’ work almost entirely by instinct, his harmonic judgement based mainly on perfect pitch and an acute pair of ears … [A] natural melodist—a creator of tunes capable of existing apart from their harmony
~Ian MacDonald

I prefer to think of my approach to music as … rather like the primitive cave artists, who drew without training
~Paul McCartney

Back Seat of My Car:

 

Album of the day:

Paul-McCartney-Ram-album-cover
youtube:

spotify: