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Paul McCartney

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Born: June 18, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Liverpool, England, GB Profession: Music ...
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1957:
Introduced to John Lennon; invited to join Lennon's band The Quarrymen
1958:
George Harrison invited to join The Quarrymen
1959:
The Quarrymen performed at Casbah, a coffehouse owned by Pete Best's mother
1960:
The Quarrymen renamed Long John and the Silver Beatles; toured Scotland and then played Hamburg, Germany where it's discovered Harrison was underage
1961:
Brian Epstein becomes the Beatles' manager
1962:
Pete Best replaced by Ringo Starr as the band's drummer
1967:
Appeared in (also co-wrote and directed) Beatles special "Magical Mystery Tour"
1968:
Formed business partnership Apple Corps
1970:
Filed lawsuit to formally dissolve the group The Beatles; suit settled in March 1971
1970:
Executive produced Beatles film "Let It Be"; also contributed songs and acted; shared Oscar for Best Adapted Score
1972:
With wife Linda, charged with drug possession; later fined for growing cannabis on his Scotish farm
1980:
Arrested in Tokyo for marijuana possession
1984:
Scripted, acted in, performed own songs and composed and arranged music for feature "Give My Regards to Broad Street"
1985:
Michael Jackson bought publishing rights to many Beatles songs; McCartney sued for royalties by ex-Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and the late John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono
1991:
Debuted first classical composition "Liverpool Oratorio" in Liverpool, England; concert film "Paul McCartney's Get Back" released
1995:
Appeared on "The Beatles Anthology" (ABC); premiered second classical work "The Leaf"
1996:
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1999:
Performed solo concert at the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles first played
2001:
Wrote the title song for the feature "Vanilla Sky"; garnered a Best Original Song Academy Award nomination
2002:
Toured America in support of his album <i>Driving Rain</i>
2004:
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Eric Clapton
2007:
Became the first artist signed to Starbucks Corp.'s new record label, the Los Angeles-based Hear Music; first album released <i>Memory Almost Full</i>; earned three Grammy nominations
2009:
Wrote the music and lyrics for "I Want to Come Home" from the feature film, "Everybody's Fine"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Helter Skelter" from the album <i>Good Evening New York City</i>
2014:
Release of <i>The Art of Mccartney</i>, a tribute album featuring some of the singer's best known songs being performed by various artists
2015:
Collaborated with rapper Kanye West and R&B singer Rihanna on the pop single "FourFiveSeconds"
2016:
Release of his fourth compilation album, <i>Pure McCartney</i>

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