Paul McCartney has been the most prolific ex-Beatle, releasing more than two dozen albums as either a solo artist or with his post-Fab group Wings since his most famous band broke up in 1970. He wasted no time making new music following the split, putting out his self-titled debut – on which he played every single instrument – right around the time their breakup was announced. Over the next decade, he scored six No. 1 albums, including ‘Band on the Run,’ his best work since the Beatles. Since Wings dissolved at the end of the ‘70s, McCartney has released a series of solo records that explore everything from everlasting love to his early rock ‘n’ roll roots to his own nostalgia. He continues to make music and perform live, 50 years after he turned the world on its head with the Beatles.
Birthday: June 18, 1942
Selected Discography: ‘Band on the Run’ (1973), ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’ (1976), ‘Tug of War’ (1982)
The stretch of fine albums Paul McCartney has released in the last decade or so, which includes last year's 'New,' can possibly be attribute to having worked with the same musicians. In a new interview, he speaks highly of the four men who have comprised his touring band since 2002.
As we head towards the midpoint of only the second month of 2014, it’s already been a busy year for Kenny Aronoff. The legendary drummer is probably best known for his career-defining work behind the kit for John Mellencamp in the ‘80s and ‘90s, which was followed by a similarly lengthy stint as the drummer for another famous John -- former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty-- a highly successful relationship that remains intact to this day.
The combination of his artistic legacy and continued vitality has paid off well for Paul McCartney. He is the winner of the two most prestigious 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards -- Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.
Despite a two-hour parade of musical tributes featuring the biggest names from every genre of modern popular music, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney effortlessly stole the show at 'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.'
On Feb. 9, CBS will air 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles' to commemorate -- to the hour -- the 50th anniversary of their debut appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show.' Last night (Jan. 27), the program was taped in Los Angeles, with the two surviving members of the group playing together to mark the occasion.
For all of the many superstars who made appearances and thrilled fans with performances at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the night will probably best be remembered as the night the Beatles dominated the airwaves again . . . almost 50 years to the day when they first landed in the U.S.
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