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

Sir (James) Paul McCartney

Sitter in 51 portraits
Born in Liverpool, McCartney reached international fame in the 1960s as a member of The Beatles, before becoming leader of the group Wings, with his first wife Linda McCartney, and later commencing on a successful solo career. McCartney is one of the most distinctive lyricists in popular music, with She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Mull of Kintyre among his most famous works. His most recent album New was released in 2013. Outspoken vegetarian and activist, McCartney is a patron of a number of international charities. A seminal influence on popular culture, he was knighted in 1997.

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Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
NPG x135759

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

by Jim Marshall
bromide fibre print, 29 August 1966
NPG x128609

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

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 19 May 1967
NPG x128735

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Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
cibachrome print, June 1968
NPG x128729

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John Lennon; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x128734

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Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
NPG x128732

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George Harrison; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
NPG x128733

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Paul and Linda McCartney's Wedding

by John Kelly
bromide print, 1969
NPG x134884

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Humphrey Ocean; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide print, circa 1983
NPG x19172