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Paul McCartney (1942-), Musician; member of The Beatles

Sir (James) Paul McCartney

Sitter in 50 portraits
Song-writer, vocalist and bass guitarist. Born in Liverpool he was originally a member of the Beatles and subsequently leader of his own group, Wings. A seminal influence on pop culture throughout the world, McCartney is one of the most distinctive lyricists in popular music. She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Mull of Kintyre are among his works. More recent work includes his Liverpool Oratorio, which he co-composed with Carl Davis in 1991 and Working Classical (1999).

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The Beatles with Richard Lester

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an original negative, 12 April 1965
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The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

by Philip Townsend
bromide fibre print, 31 August 1967
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Linda McCartney; Paul McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
bromide fibre print, May 1976
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The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1981
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Paul McCartney

by Janet Macoska
selenium-toned bromide fibre print, 24 August 1989
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Paul McCartney

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2007
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Mary McCartney; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
platinum print, 1969
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Paul McCartney

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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The Beatles (Pete Best; George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney)

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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Paul McCartney

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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Paul McCartney; John Lennon

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Pete Best; George Harrison

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, April 1963
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre contact sheet from digital file, 1963
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Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney)

by Robert Whitaker
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, 1965
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