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Paul McCartney

Born: June 18, 1942    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Paul McCartney

Original member of the Fab Four, The Beatles. Composed many songs for the Lad's before departing to a solo career. Began a new group, Wings which was very successful. Continued to make the Playboy's Best Bass Player of the year.

McCartney composed title tracks for several Motion Pictures, including HELP!, A Hard Days Night, James Bond and Vanilla Sky, which the later two were nominated for an Academy Award. He received an Oscar in 1970 for Best Music, Original Song Score, Let It Be. He has toured around the world several times, drawing a large audience, performed with many artists over the years, and been covered by just everybody. Paul has received numerous Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame....
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Source: Randall Robinson


“Paul was one of the most innovative bass players ever. And half the stuff that is going on now is directly ripped off from his Beatles period.”
(John Lennon, Playboy Inteview with David Scheff, September, 1980, courtesy of Dennis Alstrand)

“Because the Hofner's so light you play it a bit like a guitar - all that sort of high trilling stuff I used to do, I think, was because of the Hofner. When I play a heavier bass like a Fender, it sits me down a bit and I play just bass.”
(Paul McCartney interview from Bass PLayer Magazine, July/August 1985, courtesy of Dennis Alstrand)

Solo Album Career



McCartney
1970


RAM
1971


McCartney II
1980


Tug of War
1982


Pipes of Peace
1983


Give My Regards to Broad Street
1984


Press to Play
1986


All The Best
1987


Flowers in the Dirt
1989


Tripping the Live Fantastic
1990


Unplugged - The Offical Bootleg
1991


Liverpool Oratorio
1992


Off The Ground
1993


Paul Is Live!
1994


Flaming Pie
1997


Run Devil Run
1999


Driving Rain
2001


Back in the US-Live
2002


Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard
2005


Memory Almost Full
2007

WINGS



Wild Life
1971


Red Rose Speedway
1973


Live and Let Die, James Bond Soundtrack
1973


Band On The Run
1973


Venus and Mars
1975


Wings at the Speed of Sound
1976


Wings Over America
1976


London Town
1978


Back To The Egg
1979


Wingspan
2001


The Beatles



Please Please Me
1963


With the Beatles
1963


A Hard Day's Night
1964


Beatles For Sale
1964


The Savage Young Beatles
1964


The Beatles Second Album
1964


Beatles '65
1964


Beatles VI
1965


Help!
1965


Rubber Soul
1965


Yesterday and Today
1966


Revolver
1966


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967


Magical Mystery Tour
1968


The Beatles (The White Album)
1968


Yellow Submarine
1969


Abbey Road
1969


Let It Be
1970


The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl
1977


Anthology 1
1995


Anthology 2
1996


Number One



Let It Be - Naked

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Hofner 500/1 bass guitar, Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Casino, Martin Accoustial guitar, Martin Ukulele and played Ringos Ludwig drums.

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