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Alice Cooper says he paved the way for today's pop star antics

Alice Cooper says he paved the way for today's pop star antics

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) --Alice Cooper says Shakira, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga are just doing an updated version of the role he first crafted for himself in the 60s and 70s.
Brooks Hays
George Harrison's childhood home to be auctioned

George Harrison's childhood home to be auctioned

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 8 (UPI) --George Harrison's childhood home will be auctioned off this month in Liverpool, England, and bidding begins at just $160,600.
Annie Martin
Scotland prepares for independence referendum

Scotland prepares for independence referendum

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Scotland will decide Thursday in a binding referendum if it will become a separate nation.
Ed Adamczyk
Long and Winding Road: Remembering The Beatles' 1966 concert at Candlestick Park

Long and Winding Road: Remembering The Beatles' 1966 concert at Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 (UPI) --It was 48 years ago today that The Beatles played their last live concert for paying fans, in the now-abandoned arena of Candlestick Park.
Ed Adamczyk
San Francisco bids farewell to Candlestick Park

San Francisco bids farewell to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) --San Franciscans said goodbye to Candlestick Park Thursday night during the last performance before its implosion.
Aileen Graef
Ringo Starr absent from 'rare pic' of The Beatle's up for auction

Ringo Starr absent from 'rare pic' of The Beatle's up for auction

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --A photo of The Beatles playing in a Liverpool club without Ringo Starr will be auctioned this month along with other never-before-seen pictures of the band.
Veronica Linares
Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Annie Martin
Nebraska teen shares selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

Nebraska teen shares selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

OMAHA, July 14 (UPI) --Omaha resident Tom White enjoyed 15-minutes of fame Monday after posting an unlikely selfie next to Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett on Instagram.
Veronica Linares
Paul McCartney returns to the stage, helps couple get engaged

Paul McCartney returns to the stage, helps couple get engaged

ALBANY, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) --Paul McCartney returned to the stage Saturday after a lengthy illness, and helped two Rochester, N.Y. fans get engaged during his second encore.
Annie Martin
Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney is 'doing good' and 'getting ready to rock'

Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney is 'doing good' and 'getting ready to rock'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Ringo Starr updated fans on Paul McCartney's health, and said the rocker is out of the hospital and on the mend after contracting a virus.
Annie Martin
Paul McCartney postpones start of U.S. tour

Paul McCartney postpones start of U.S. tour

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) --Still suffering from a viral infection, Paul McCartney reschedules first seven dates of U.S. tour.
Danielle Haynes
Paul McCartney hospitalized in Tokyo

Paul McCartney hospitalized in Tokyo

TOKYO, May 22 (UPI) --Paul McCartney has been hospitalized in Tokyo with a virus.
Kate Stanton
Paul McCartney cancels another show due to illness

Paul McCartney cancels another show due to illness

SEOUL, May 21 (UPI) --Paul McCartney has canceled his May 28 show in Seoul, South Korea due to lingering illness.
Annie Martin
Paul McCartney cancels rest of Japanese tour over illness

Paul McCartney cancels rest of Japanese tour over illness

TOKYO, May 20 (UPI) --Paul McCartney has called off the remaining of his Japanese tour dates over a suspected virus.
Veronica Linares
Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and Terry Crews went shirtless for the first ever nip sync rendition of "Ebony and Ivory" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night.
Veronica Linars
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Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney performs in concert at Sun Life stadium in Miami on April 3, 2010. UPI/ Michael Bush
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Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the United Kingdom.

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 31 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone.

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