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.
Paul McCartney's Long Lost Hofner Bass Has Been Returned
More than five decades since it went missing, the instrument has made its way back to the Beatle.
Ex Beatles Lennon and Harrison Stopped Friends Dissing McCartney
Drummer Jim Keltner recalls "brutal" comments that were not to be imitated.
How Paul McCartney Left Andrew Watt in a Cold Sweat
Producer wasn't prepared for their initial meeting.
Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to 'Great Talent' Denny Laine
The musicians spent a decade together in Wings.
How Paul McCartney's 'Band on the Run' Became a Mishap-Laden Apex
It's almost universally acknowledged as the best of his post-Beatles career.
Paul McCartney to Release Expanded Edition of 'Band on the Run'
Collection includes "underdubbed" mixes and celebrates the album's 50th anniversary.
Paul McCartney Insisted Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Tour Again
“We all got plastered together, and he was very emphatic."
Who Wrote 'Live and Let Die?' These Kids Didn't Know
Paul McCartney's children were forced to set the record straight.
How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles
All four Beatles left the band at some point in the last 18 months of their existence.