Sir James Paul McCartney (Sir James Paul McCartney, b. June 18, 1942, Liverpool, UK) — British rock musician, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, one of the founders of The Beatles, five-time Grammy Award-winning, OBE (MBE) (1965). In 2011, recognized as one of the best bass players of all time according to a survey conducted by the magazine Rolling Stone. Lennon-McCartney duo became one of the most influential and successful author in the history of alliances of modern music. Paul McCartney frequently included in the Guinness Book of Records, in particular, as the most successful musician and composer of contemporary history: 60 of his CDs are gold status, the total circulation exceeded one hundred million singles, the song Yesterday holds the highest number recorded its cover versions (3700). Mull of Kintyre (Wings), who in 1977 first in the history of the British single, which has a circulation Only in Britain has reached two millionth mark, still tops the list of Britain's best-selling books of all time. Experts agree that the 2000s were the time for Paul McCartney's renewal and rebirth, almost the first time after the breakup of The Beatles (1970), they brought the musician to sustained success. The album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005), in which he went back to the aesthetics of the debut album, was recorded in the press as one of the best in all of his solo career. Estimates received rave concerts McCartney; truly remarkable are his concerts at Glastonbury (2004) and on the Red Square in Moscow (2003). Paul McCartney is one of the most successful pop artists of our time. In February 2008, McCartney was nominated for a BRIT Award for contribution to the historical development of music. May 26, 2008 at Yale McCartney received an honorary doctorate of music.
In 2009 Paul McCartney was awarded the prize Gershvinovskoy (in December 2010 — Center for the Arts Award from the John F. Kennedy (Kennedy Center Award). February 9, 2012 Paul received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her, he thanked all the participants of The Beatles.
A freeman of The City of Liverpool and Lead Patron of The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Paul McCartney was appointed Fellow of The Royal College of Music in 1995 by The Prince of Wales. In 1996 Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.
Paul McCartney is also committed to a number of charities including PETA, LIPA, One Voice, The Vegetarian Society, Nordoff Robins and Adopt-A-Mine-Field.