Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney) | First Editions
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century.
McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other copyrighted song in history. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.
McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education.
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. FIRST OMNIBUS EDITION. Illustrated by Lennon in his own amusing and unique style. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.157. Grey cloth boards in glossy price-clipped dustjacket. Two small marks to flyleaf (offset to pastedown), one short tear to jacket at crown otherwise fine. The first time the...
London: Faber and Faber, 2005. [Children's fiction] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto(26 x 21cm), pp.88. A children's adventure story, fantastically illustrated in colour. Illustrated hardcover boards in dustwrapper. Autographed by Sir Paul McCartney to the half-title. With the original instruction card from his only promotional signing event at Waterstones on 14th...