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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 (John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr)

by Jim Marshall
bromide fibre print, 29 August 1966
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The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; George Harrison; John Lennon)

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 19 May 1967
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Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
cibachrome print, June 1968
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John Lennon; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
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Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
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George Harrison; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
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Paul and Linda McCartney's Wedding

by John Kelly
bromide print, 1969
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Humphrey Ocean; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide print, circa 1983
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