||If John Lennon was the soul of The Beatles, Paul McCartney
was the group's heart. Forever a romantic, Paul first passion was the ballad and the love
song. He created a wide range of songs that dealt with love found and love lost.
Paul McCartney appeared to us as
the lost innocent, his angelic looks and baby face promising us that he was pure and
honest. His was an image that we could trust. He seemed untouched by the agonies and
hatred of the world we knew outside our door. Most importantly, his art took us away from
the cruelties of the word, and we fantasized about being just with him, as his best friend
or the girl he offered undying love.
Had a magic about him, an allure that was both mysterious and wonderful,
seductive and frightening.
Paul was born on June 18, 1942 in
His father's name was James and his
mother's name was Mary.
His mother was a devout Catholic, but
his father described himself as an agnostic.
He had one younger brother, Peter
Paul and his brother Michael were
very different. Paul was the quiet one, while Michael was more aggressive and loved to
Paul once got 90% in high school
Latin and was an above average student.
Paul met George Harrison on a bus to
Paul has dark brown hair and brown
Paul is about 5' 11" and weighs
about 160 pounds.
Paul's favourite color is blue.
Paul's favourite singers were Elvis
and Little Richard.
Paul once did a mean impersonation of
Paul's first musical instrument was
the trumpet, given to him by an uncle.
Paul's first guitar cost about $35,
but Paul couldn't play it. He realised that the problem was that he was left handed. So he
took it back and got it altered.
Paul had a busy sex life, beginning
at the age of 15.
Paul was originally the lead guitar
player for The Quarrymen, and only began playing bass guitar after Stuart Sutcliffe quit
At one point, Paul lived only about a
mile away from John's Aunt Mimi's residence.
Paul was somewhat possessive in his
relationship with Jane Asher, a character trait that led to many arguments.
But it was Jane Asher who introduced
Paul to culture and had him attending theatre and art exhibits.
Paul was engaged to Jane Asher in
Paul left Jane Asher for Linda
Eastman in December, 1968.
Paul married Linda Eastman in March,
Paul and Linda have four children,
one from Linda's first marriage.
Paul wrote "Hey Jude" for
Julian Lennon after John's divorce from Cynthia. The original title was "Hey
Paul produced an album for his
brother, entitled McGear, and Michael McCartney became Mike McGear.
Since John's death, Paul has been
very cautious about his personal safety and has round the clock security.
During the filming of Let It Be,
Paul got into several arguments with George, leading to one instance when George stormed
out of Abbey Road studios.
It was Paul who finalized the break
up of The Beatles, saying he was quitting the band because of "musical