Paul McCartney (born 1942) was the bassist, singer, songwriter from The Beatles and Wings. He is also currently a solo artist.
McCartney started writing songs with John Lennon and George Harrison while they were in school in Liverpool. The band found its feet later on playing small local clubs like The Cavern before living in Germany for a period.
Upon their return to England and subsequent signing to EMI, the band released a string of singles and rapidly became ascended to fame. For the remainder of the sixties, McCartney would combine with John Lennon to form an indomitable pop songwriting machine and would become the most successful musical partnership in history.
Beyond The Beatles, McCartney has had incredible success with Wings and has collaborated with leading pop stars, like Michael Jackson throughout the ensuing decades.
With eighteen Grammys, a knighthood and more than a billion dollars to his name, Paul McCartney's legacy as a musician and more widely, a cultural touchstone, is unequalled. He and Ringo Starr are the remaining surviving Beatles, after John Lennon was killed in 1980 and George Harrison died in 2001.
And despite approaching eighty, Paul McCartney doesn't appear to be retiring. He toured Australia as recently as 2017.