Paul McCartney 1942 – Present day

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Paul McCartney

 

Father – James McCartney
Mother – Mary Mohan
Spouse – Linda Eastman, Heather Mills, Nancy Shevell
Children – Heather (adopted), Mary, Stella, James, Beatrice

 

 

 

1942 (18th June)
Paul McCartney was born to Mary nee Mohan and James McCartney in Liverpool, England. He was christened James Paul but was known as Paul.
1944 (7th January)
Paul’s brother, Peter Michael, was born to Mary and James McCartney.
1947 (September)
Paul began his education at Stockton Wood Road Primary School.
1949 (during)
Paul left Stockton Wood Road School and transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School.
1953 (during)
Paul auditioned as a choirboy for LIverpool Cathedral but he was unsuccessful.
1953 (Summer)
Paul passed the 11-Plus examination meaning that he could attend a grammar school.
1954 (September)
Paul began his secondary education at the Liverpool Institiute. He became friends with George Harrison who took the same bus to school.
1956 (18th June)
Paul’s father, who was very musical, gave Paul a trumpet for his birthday. Paul also learned to play the piano.
1956 (31st October)
Paul’s mother, Mary, died from an embolism.
1956 (Autumn)
Paul wrote his first song ‘I Lost My Little Girl’.
1957 (during)
Paul traded his trumpet for an acoustic guitar. He initially found it difficult to play but then reversed the strings and played left-handed.
1957 (6th July)
Paul met John Lennon at a church fete where his band was playing a set of music. He invited McCartney to join his band.
1957 (August)
The Quarrymen first played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
1957 (October)
Paul McCartney first played with the Quarrymen.
1958 (during)
Paul wrote the song ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’. It would later feature on the album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.
1958 (6th February)
Paul McCartney introduced 15 year old George Harrison to John Lennon. However, John felt that he was too young to join the group.
1958 (March)
Having persistently requested to join the group, George Harrison joined the band as lead guitarist.
1958 (12th July)
The Quarrymen recorded ‘In Spite of all the Danger, That’ll be the Day’.
1959 (during)
Paul began a relationship with Dot Rhone.
1960 (January)
John Lennon’s friend, Stuart Sutcliffe, joined the band playing bass guitar.
1960 (January)
The ‘Quarrymen’ changed their name to ‘Beatals’. The name was chosen to honour Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
1960 (May)
The ‘Beatals’ changed their name to the ‘Silver Beetles’.
1960 (early July)
The ‘Silver Beetles’ changed their name to ‘Silver Beatles’.
1960 (August)
Pete Best, a drummer, was asked to join the band.
1960 (15th August)
The ‘Silver Beetles’ changed their name to ‘The Beatles‘.
1960 (17th August)
The Beatles began a 46 night spot at the Indra Club, Hamburg.
1960 (1st October)
The group began a 58 night spot at the Kaiserkeller, Hamburg.
1960 (21st November)
George Harrison was deported from Germany after authorities discovered he was under 18 years.
1960 (30th November)
Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson.
1961 (February)
Stuart Sutcliffe left the group to focus on art, Paul McCartney took over as bass guitarist.
1961 (1st April)
The Beatles began a three month spot at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg.
1961 (October)
The Beatles were backing musicians for Tony Sheridan’s ‘My Bonnie’ and ‘The Saints’.
1961 (9th November)
Brian Epstein watched ‘The Beatles’ performing at the Cavern Club.
1962 (during)
Paul’s relationship with Dot Rhone ended.
1962 (January)
The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records but were unsuccessful.
1962 (24th January)
The group signed a 5-year management contract with Brian Epstein.
1962 (10th April)
Former Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe, died of a brain haemorrhage.
1962 (13th April)
The Beatles began a 48 night spot at the Star-Club, Hamburg.
1962 (6th June)
George Martin of Parlophone, EMI offered the Beatles a recording contract on condition that they replace drummer Pete Best.
1962 (August)
John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Mount Pleasant Register Office, Liverpool. Cynthia had to keep a low profile because they did not want fans to know that John was married.
1962 (18th August)
Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr), drummer with the band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, replaced Pete Best as drummer of the group.
1962 (1st October)
The Beatles signed a new management contract with Brian Epstein, needed because of Ringo Starr replacing Pete Best. Under the contract Epstein recieved 25% of the group’s earnings.
1962 (5th October)
‘The Beatles’ released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. The single reached number 17 in the British charts.
1962 (1st November)
The Beatles began a 14 night spot at the Star-Club, Hamburg.
1962 (26th November)
The group recorded the single ‘Please Please Me’.
1962 (18th December)
The Beatles began a 13 night spot at the Star-Club, Hamburg.
1963 (11th January)
The single ‘Please Please Me’ was released in the UK.
1963 (11th February)
The Beatles recorded the album ‘Please Please Me’.
1963 (22nd February)
The single ‘Please Please Me’ reached No 1 in the UK.
1963 (22nd March)
The album ‘Please Please Me’ was released in the UK. It reached No 1 in the album charts.
1963 (11th April)
The single ‘Please Please Me’ written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the UK. It was the group’s first no 1 hit in the UK.
1963 (18th April)
Paul met the actress, Jane Asher for the first time. They began a relationship.
1963 (18th May)
The Beatles went on tour supporting Roy Orbison.
1963 (27th May)
The single ‘Please Please Me’ written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the US. It did not do well.
1963 (July)
The album ‘Please Please Me’ was released in the US under the title ‘Introducing The Beatles’. It was a flop.
1963 (12th July)
The EP ‘Twist and Shout’ was released in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1963 (23rd August)
The single ‘She Loves You’ written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the UK. It was the fastest selling single at the time quickly reaching no 1 and remains the group’s best selling single.
1963 (16th September)
The single ‘She Loves You’ written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the US. It had little impact.
1963 (October)
The Beatles popularity continued to spread across Europe and the term Beatlemania was coined.
1963 (13th October)
The group performed on the UK TV Show ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’.
1963 (17th October)
The Beatles recorded ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.
1963 (24th October)
The group made a 7 day tour of Sweden.
1963 (November)
Paul and Jane Asher began living together at her parents’ house.
1963 (4th November)
The Beatles performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon at the Royal Command Performance.
1963 (22nd November)
The album ‘With the Beatles’ was released in the UK. It reached No 1 in album charts.
1963 (29th November)
The Beatles released ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ written by Lennon and McCartney in the UK. It reached No 1 in the charts and was the second album ever to sell a million copies (the first was the South Pacific soundtrack in 1958).
1963 (26th December)
The Beatles released ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ in the US. It was their first hit in America reaching no 1.
1964 (16th January)
The group began a series of concerts at L’Olympia, Paris.
1964 (20th January)
The Beatles released the album ‘Meet the Beatles’ in the US. It reached No 1 in the charts.
1964 (29th January)
The Beatles recorded ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’.
1964 (7th February)
The Beatles released ‘All My Loving’ in the UK.
1964 (7th February)
The group left London Heathrow to fly to New York. Around 4,000 screaming fans were at Heathrow to see them off and around 3,000 American fans welcomed them to JFK airport.
1964 (9th February)
The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. They performed 5 songs to an audience of more than 73 million people.
1964 (11th February)
The group performed at the Washington Coliseum.
1964 (12th February)
The Beatles performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
1964 (March/April)
The group were involved in filming for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.
1964 (2nd March)
The single ‘Twist and Shout’ was released in the US.
1964 (16th March)
The single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ was released in the US.
1964 (20th March)
The single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ was released in the UK.
1964 (23rd March)
John published a collection of poems and nonsensical writings entitled ‘In His Own Write’.
1964 (4th June)
The Beatles began a Tour tour which included dates in Denmark, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
1964 (19th June)
The Beatles released ‘Long Tall Sally’ in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1964 (26th June)
The group released the soundtrack to the film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in the US. It went to No 1 in the album charts.
1964 (10th July)
The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered in London, UK.
1964 (10th July)
The Beatles released the soundtrack to the film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in the UK. It went to No 1 in the album charts.
1964 (11th August)
The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was released in the US.
1964 (19th August)
The group began a tour of America. They controversially refused to play to at any venue where blacks and whites were segregated.
1964 (28th August)
The Beatles met Bob Dylan who introduced them to marijuana. Paul began using the drug regularly.
1964 (October)
The Beatles recorded their album ‘Beatles for Sale’.
1964 (25th October)
The group received five Ivor Novello awards.
1964 (23rd November)
The single ‘I Feel Fine’ was released in the US.
1964 (27th November)
The single ‘I Feel Fine’ was released in the UK.
1964 (4th December)
The album ‘Beatles for Sale’ was released in the UK and went straight to No 1 in the charts.
1965 (23rd February)
The group began filming their second movie ‘Help!’.
1965 (27th March)
John and George experienced LSD for the first time after their coffee was spiked with the drug by George’s dentist.
1965 (9th April)
The single ‘Ticket To Ride’ was released.
1965 (12th June)
John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison were awarded the MBE.
1965 (14th June)
Paul McCartney recorded ‘Yesterday’. It was the first recording by a single member of the group.
1965 (24th June)
John published a second collection of poems and nonsensical writings entitled ‘A Spaniard in the Works’.
1965 (19th July)
The single ‘Help’ written mainly by John Lennon was released in the US.
1965 (23rd July)
The single ‘Help’ written mainly by John Lennon was released in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1965 (29th July)
The film ‘Help’ premiered in London.
1965 (6th August)
The soundtrack to the film ‘Help’ was released in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1965 (11th August)
The film ‘Help’ was released in the US. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1965 (13th August)
The soundtrack to the film ‘Help’ was released in the US. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1965 (15th August)
The Beatles performed at the Shea Stadium in New York in front of an audience of 55,600. They were concerned that their music was not being heard over the screaming of fans.
1965 (13th September)
The single ‘Yesterday’ was released in the US.
1965 (29th September)
The single ‘Yesterday’ was released in the UK.
1965 (3rd December)
The Beatles released the album ‘Rubber Soul’ in the UK. It went straight to No 1 in the charts.
1965 (3rd December)
The single ‘Day Tripper’ was released.
1965 (6th December)
The Beatles released the album ‘Rubber Soul’ in the US. It went straight to No 1 in the charts.
1965 (late)
John met Yoko Ono either at an art exhibition or when she requested some music from John.
1966 (March)
Paul and Jane Asher moved to a property in St John’s Wood.
1966 (4th March)
John controversially commented that ‘we’re more popular than Jesus now’. This caused demonstrations against the group in religious areas of America.
1966 (6th April)
The group began recording the album ‘Revolver’.
1966 (30th May)
The single Paperback Writer written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the US. It went straight to number 1 in the charts.
1966 (10th June)
The single Paperback Writer written by Lennon and McCartney was released in the UK. It went straight to number 1 in the charts.
1966 (20th June)
The compilation album ‘Yesterday and Today’ was released in the US by Capitol Records. The album initially caused controversy because the cover featured the Beatles in butchers aprons surrounded by mutilated dolls and raw meat. Capitol records hastily replaced the covers.
1966 (July)
The group toured Japan and the Philippines. They were accused of snubbing the presedential family in the Philippines.
1966 (5th August)
The Beatles’ single ‘Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine’ was released.
1966 (5th August)
The album ‘Revolver’ was released in the UK. It went straight to No 1.
1966 (8th August)
The album ‘Revolver’ was released in the US. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1966 (11th August)
The Beatles returned to America for another tour.
1966 (29th August)
The group performed their last live concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.
1966 (Autumn)
Paul composed the soundtrack for the film ‘The Family Way’.
1966 (November)
John met Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery.
1966 (late November)
The group began work on ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
1966 (late)
Paul took LSD for the first time.
1967 (13th February)
The Beatles released ‘Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” a double A side single in the UK and the US. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1967 (15th May)
Paul met photographer, Linda Eastman at a Georgie Fame concert.
1967 (19th May)
Paul met photographer, Linda Eastman for a second time at the launch party for ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
1967 (26th May)
The Beatles released the album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the UK. It went straight to number 1 in the charts.
1967 (2nd June)
The Beatles released the album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the US. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1967 (25th June)
The group performed ‘All You Need is Love’ on ‘Our World’ the World’s first global TV link. It was viewed by an audience of 350 million.
1967 (7th July)
The Beatles released the single ‘All You Need is Love’ written by John Lennon in the UK.
1967 (17th July)
The Beatles released the single ‘All You Need is Love’ written by John Lennon in the US.
1967 (27th August)
The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein died of an accidental overdose of sleeping tablets. The group were told of his death while attending a seminar on Transcendental Meditation by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1967 (24th November)
The group released the single ‘Hello, Goodbye’ in the UK.
1967 (27th November)
The group released the single ‘Hello, Goodbye’ in the UK.
1967 (26th December)
The group released the film ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. The film itself did not do well but the movie soundtrack did well.
1968 (February)
The Beatles founded Apple Corps, a corporation that included Apple Records and other companies.
1968 (February)
Paul met up with Linda Eastman in New York.
1968 (February)
John, Paul, George and Ringo went to India for two months to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1968 (15th March)
The group released the single ‘Lady Madonna’ in the UK.
1968 (18th March)
The group released the single ‘Lady Madonna’ in the US.
1968 (April)
Paul began a relationship with Francie Schwartz.
1968 (June)
Jane Asher ended her relationship with Paul after she found out about Francie Schwartz.
1968 (17th July)
The movie ‘Yellow Submarine’ premiered in London.
1968 (26th August)
The Beatles released the single ‘Hey Jude’ in the US.
1968 (30th August)
The Beatles released the single ‘Hey Jude’ in the UK.
1968 (late Summer)
Paul ended his relationship with Francie Schwartz.
1968 (22nd November)
The ‘White Album’ also known as ‘The Beatles’ was released in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1968 (25th November)
The ‘White Album’ also known as ‘The Beatles’ was released in the US.
1969 (13th January)
The album ‘Yellow Submarine’ was released in the US. It reached No 2 in the charts, second to ‘The White Album’.
1969 (17th January)
The album ‘Yellow Submarine’ was released in the UK.
1969 (30th January)
The group performed an impromptu rooftop concert from the roof of Apple Corps Ltd in London. It was the last time they performed together.
1969 (12th March)
Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, who had a daughter, Heather, from a previous relationship. He later adopted Heather.
1969 (20th March)
John married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in bed at the presidential suite of the Amsterdam Hilton as a peace protest.
1969 (11th April)
The Beatles released the single ‘Get Back’ in the UK.
1969 (5th May)
The Beatles released the single ‘Get Back’ in the US.
1969 (8th May)
Allen Klein was appointed manager of the band despite the objections of Paul McCartney who wanted his father and brother-in-law to have the job.
1969 (2nd July)
The group began recording the album Abbey Road.
1969 (20th September)
John left the group but the news was kept secret.
1969 (28th August)
A daughter, Mary, was born to Paul and Linda. She was named after Paul’s mother.
1969 (26th September)
The Beatles released the album ‘Abbey Road’ in the UK. It was the Beatles last studio album and reached No 1 in the charts.
1969 (1st October)
The group released the album ‘Abbey Road’ in the US.
1969 (6th October)
The single ‘Something/Come Together’ was released.
1970 (11th January)
Paul McCartney announced that he had left the group.
1970 (6th March)
The Beatles released their final single ‘Let It Be’ in the UK.
1970 (11th March)
The Beatles released their final single ‘Let It Be’ in the US.
1970 (10th April)
Paul McCartney announced that the Beatles had split.
1970 (17th April)
The album ‘McCartney’ was released. It reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK.
1970 (8th May)
The album ‘Let It Be’ was released.
1970 (31st December)
Paul McCartney filed for a legal dissolution of the Beatles’ partnership.
1971 (17th May)
‘Ram’ an album recorded with Linda McCartney and Denny Seiwell was released in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1971 (21st May)
‘Ram’ an album recorded with Linda McCartney and Denny Seiwell was released in the US. It reached number 2 in the charts.
1971 (Summer)
Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine formed the group Wings.
1971 (13th September)
A daughter, Stella, was born to Paul and Linda McCartney.
1971 (late)
Paul asked guitarist Henry McCullough to join Wings.
1971 (7th December)
The abum ‘Wild life’ was released by Wings. It reached number 11 in the UK charts and number 10 in the US charts.
1972 (during)
Paul was fined £1,000 after being found in possession of cannabis.
1973 (30th April)
The album ‘Red Rose Speedway’ was released by Wings. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 1 in the US..
1973 (27th June)
The single ‘Live and Let Die’, the theme for the Bond film of the same name, was released by Wings in the US. It reached number 2 in the charts.
1973 (6th July)
The single ‘Live and Let Die’, the theme for the Bond film of the same name, was released by Wings in the UK. It reached number 9 in the charts.
1973 (late)
Henry McCullogh and Denny Seiwell left the band.
1973 (5th December)
The album ‘Band on the Run’ was released by Wings in the US. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1973 (7th December)
The album ‘Band on the Run’ was released by Wings in the UK. It reached number 1 in the charts.
1974 (29th December)
The Beatles partnership was officially dissolved.
1975 (during)
Paul was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in Los Angeles. His case was dismissed after his wife, Linda, took the blame.
1975 (during)
Paul became a vegetarian.
1975 (27th May)
‘Venus and Mars’ was released by Wings. It reached number 1 in the US and the UK.
1975 (9th August)
Wings began a 14 month worldwide tour.
1976 (25th March)
‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’ was released. It reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK.
1977 (12th September)
A son, James Louis, was born to Paul and Linda McCartney in London.
1977 (11th November)
The single ‘Mull of Kintyre’ was released by Wings. It sold more than 2 million copies in the UK.
1978 (31st March)
The album ‘London Town’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 2 in the US.
1979 (8th June)
The album ‘Back to the Egg’ was released by Wings. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1979 (23rd November)
Wings began a tour of the UK.
1980 (January)
Paul was found in possession of cannabis at Tokyo airport. He was imprisoned for 10 days before being released.
1980 (16th May)
‘McCartney II’ a solo album was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 3 in the US.
1980 (9th December)
John Lennon was assassinated in New York.
1981 (April)
The group Wings disbanded.
1982 (29th March)
Paul and Stevie Wonder released the single ‘Ebony and Ivory’. It reached number 2 in the US and number 8 in the UK.
1982 (18th October)
Paul and Michael Jackson released the single ‘The Girl is Mine’. It reached number 1 in the US and the UK.
1983 (during)
Paul took up painting as a hobby.
1983 (17th October)
Paul released the album ‘Pipes of Peace’. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 15 in the US.
1984 (during)
Paul was arrested and fined after being found in possession of cannabis while on holiday in Barbados.
1984 (3rd May)
The animated film ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’ written and produced by Paul was released.
1984 (23rd October)
Paul starred in the film ‘Give My Regards To Broad Street’. A film about a fictional day in his life.
1985 (13th July)
Paul took part in the charity concert ‘Live Aid’ organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
1985 (6th December)
Paul composed the title song for the film ‘Spies LIke Us’.
1989 (May)
Paul joined The Christians, Holly Johnson, Gerry Marsden and Stock Aitken and Waterman on the single ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ released to raise money for those affected by the Hillsborough disaster.
1989 (5th June)
The album ‘Flowers in the Dirt’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 21 in the US.
1989 (September)
Paul went on tour with his wife Linda, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Wickens nad Chris Whitten.
1990 (5th Novmeber)
The album ‘Tripping the Live Fantastic’ was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 26 in the US.
1991 (7th October)
‘Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio’, a classical music album was released. It reached the top of the classical music charts around the world.
1992 (during)
Paul and Geoff Dunbar worked on an animated film about French artist Honore Daumier.
1993 (15th November)
‘Strawberries, Oceans, Ships, Forest’ was released with producer Youth under the name The Fireman.
1994 (during)
Paul began working with George Harrison on an anthology of Beatles Albums.
1995 (20th November)
‘Anthology 1’ a compilation of Beatles music was released.
1995 (4th December)
The single ‘Free as a Bird’ from the album ‘Anthology 1’ was released in the UK. It reached number 2 in the charts.
1995 (12th December)
The single ‘Free as a Bird’ from the album ‘Anthology 1’ was released in the US. It reached number 6 in the charts.
1996 (4th March)
The single ‘Real Love’ from the album ‘Anthology 2’ was released. It reached number 1 in the US and UK.
1996 (18th March)
‘Anthology 2’ a compilation of music was released.
1996 (28th October)
‘Anthology 3’ a compilation of music was released.
1997 (5th May)
Paul released the album ‘Flaming Pie’. It reached number 2 in the UK and US charts.
1998 (17th April)
Paul’s wife, Linda, died of cancer.
1998 (10th April)
Paul organised the ‘Concert for Linda’ as a tribute to his wife, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1998 (21st September)
The album ‘Rushes’ was released as a second album by The Fireman.
1999 (during)
Paul held an exhibition of his art in Siegen, Germany.
1999 (4th October)
The album ‘Run Devil Run’ was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 27 in the US.
2000 (21st August)
‘Liverpool Sound Collage’ was released.
2000 (September)
Paul held an exhibition of his art in Bristol, England.
2000 (October)
Paul held an exhibition of his art in Liverpool, England.
2001 (during)
Paul published a book of poems and song lyrics entitled ‘Blackbird Singing’.
2001 (during)
‘Paul organised ‘The Concert for New York city’ to commemorate the September 11 terror attack on New York.
2001 (29th November)
George Harrison died in Los Angeles.
2002 (1st April)
‘Paul began a World tour.
2002 (June)
Paul married model Heather Mills
2002 (29th November)
‘Paul performed at ‘The Concert for George’, a memorial to George Harrison organised by Harrison’s widow and son.
2003 (28th October)
A daughter Beatrice Milly was born to Paul and Heather.
2004 (during)
Paul and Geoff Dunbar worked on the animated film ‘Tropic Island Hum’.
2005 (2nd July)
Paul took part in ‘Live 8’, a series of concerts held before the G8 conference.
2005 (October)
‘High in the Clouds’ a children’s book written by Paul and Philip Ardagh, illustrated by Geoff Dunbar, was published.
2006 (April)
Paul and Heather Mills separated.
2006 (25th September)
Paul released the classical album ‘Ecce Cor Meum’.
2007 (4th June)
Paul released the album ‘Memory Almost Full’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 3 in the US.
2007 (November)
Paul began a relationship with Nancy Shevell.
2008 (during)
Paul performed in a concert in Liverpool to celebrate the city’s year as European Capital of Culture.
2008 (March)
Paul and Heather Mills were divorced.
2008 (24th November)
The album ‘Electric Arguments’ was released as a third album by The Fireman.
2009 (during)
Paul performed three concerts in New York.
2010 (18th August)
Paul opened the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2011 (during)
Paul performed two concerts at the Yankee Stadium.
2011 (September)
Paul released ‘Ocean’s Kingdom’ a score of music that had been commissioned by the New York City Ballet.
2011 (9th October)
Paul married Nancy Shevell at Marylebone Town Hall, London.
2012 (May)
Paul performed two concerts in Mexico City.
2012 (June)
Paul performed the closing set at the concert held to commemmorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
2012 (27th July)
Paul closed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London.
2012 (12 December)
Paul performed with former members of Nirvana at the Concert for Sandy Relief to raise money for victims of hurricane Sandy.
2013 (2nd September)
Paul released the single ‘New’ as a digital download.
2013 (14th October)
Paul released the album ‘New’. It reached number 3 in the UK and US.
2014 (9th February)
The show ‘The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles aired on CBS, America. Paul and Ringo both appeared on the show which featured Beatles’s songs performed by various artists.
2014 (19th May)
Paul had to cancel a tour of Japan after he was taken ill with a viral infection.
2014 (5th July)
Paul performed in Albany, New York.
2014 (14th August)
Paul performed at Candlestick Park, San Francisco. It was the last concert at the venue before it was demolished.
2014 (31st December)
The single ‘Only One’ a collaboration with Kanye West, was released.
2015 (January)
Paul worked with Rihanna and Kanye West on the single ’45 seconds’.
2015 (15th February)
Paul appeared with Paul Simon on ‘Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special’.
2016 (10th June)
Paul released ‘Pure McCartney’ a collection of his work.
2017 (June)
Paul took Sony/ATV to court to reclaim his share of the Lennon-McCartney song catalogue. An out of court settlement was reached.
2018 (20th June)
Paul released the singles ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come on to Me’. Both songs are tracks on a new album to be released in September.

 

Published Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:52 pm – Updated – Aug 14, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

 

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2018). Paul McCartney 1942 – Present day Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/paul-mccartney-timeline Last accessed August 15th, 2018

 

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  •     Father - Richard Starkey Mother - Elsie Gleave Spouse - Maureen Cox, Barbara Bach Children - Zak, Jason, Lee       1940 (7th July) Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey to Richard Starkey and Elsie Gleave in Dingle, Liverpool. He was known as Ritchie Starkey. 1944 (during)…
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  •     Formed - 1956  The Beatles - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison From - Liverpool, England First Hit -1963 Split - 1970     1956 (September) John Lennon formed a skiffle band called the 'Quarrymen'. He was influenced by Elvis Presley's success and wanted to become…
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  •     Father - Alfred Lennon Mother - Julia Stanley Spouse - Cynthia Powell, Yoko Ono Children - Julian, Sean       1940 (9th October) A son, John Winston Lennon was born to Alfred Lennon and Julia Stanley in Liverpool, UK during a German air raid. 1940 (after 9th…
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  •   Father - Jack Panayiotou Mother - Lesley Arnold Spouse - Not married Children - No children       1963 (25th June) A son, Georgios Kyriacos, was born to Jack Panayiotou, known as Jack Panos, a Greek Cypriot restaurant owner and his English wife, Lesley Angold in East Finchley,…
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