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Paul McCartney- The Early life

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James Paul McCartney, aka Paul McCartney was born on 18th June, 1942 in Walton Hospital in Liverpool, England. He is entitled with ‘Sir’. His father James “Jim” McCartney was a protestant who later turned agnostic.

His mother Mary worked as a nurse in a maternity ward in the same hospital where Paul was born. He has a brother Michael, who is 2 years younger to him.

He is an English song writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights and peace activist. According to Guinness Book of World Records, he is the most successful writer till now in popular music.

He can play various genres like Rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop, hard rock and classical music. He can also play different instruments like Vocals, bass, guitar, piano, drums, keyboards, ukulele and mandolin.

Paul started attending Stockton Wood Road Primary School in 1947. He passed 11+ exam in 1953 from Joseph Williams Junior School with three others out of 90 examinees and further took admission in Liverpool Institute. In 1954, he met George Harrison.

Both of them then joined a Grammar School rather than a Secondary Modern School. In 1955 McCartney family moved to Allerton. On October 31st, 1956 Paul’s mother died of Breast Cancer due to Heavy Smoking.

Paul’s father was a trumpet player and a pianist. It was he who encouraged both his sons to be musicians.

McCartney wrote his first song "I Lost My Little Girl" on the Zenith.

He also played his father's Spanish guitar when he was writing early songs with his co-writer John Lennon. He later learned to play the piano and wrote his second song "When I'm Sixty - Four". On the advice of his father, he took music lessons. Since he preferred to learn by ear he never paid much attention to them.

McCartney was heavily influenced and inspired by American Rhythm and Blues music. Little Richard was his idol during the school days. The first song he ever sang in public was "Long Tall Sally", at a talent competition in Butlins Holiday Camp.

By FW Editor

Tags: musician, career, 1942

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 15 April '10

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