Paul McCartney – KNIGHT OF ROCK MUSIC
This musician does not need a detailed introduction. In any country in the world, even people far from music have heard Paul McCartney’s name at least once in their life and know him as one of the leaders of the legendary band The Beatles.
His work is marked by sixteen Grammy Award statuettes, he became a holder of the Order of the British Empire, repeatedly fell into the Guinness Book of Records, and he is also a talented producer, artist and active animal rights activist. Here he is so versatile and unique – Sir Paul McCartney.
Fate decreed that James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, which was one of the flagships of the industrial revolution. The future idol of millions was born on June 18 in the difficult year of 1942. After the war, the McCartney family, although not in dire need, lived very modestly, which affected the performer Paul McCartney on Paul’s upbringing and worldview. Even becoming a millionaire, he forever remained economical.
The boy made his first musical steps in elementary school, where he first appeared on stage with a musical composition, which he later, by his own admission, could not even remember. Paul said that it was a song associated with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Then such a young musician was awarded a prize for his first performance. Paul was afraid of the public, but the big stage already beckoned him, leaving a mark in the soul of the child.
At age 14, McCartney with his younger brother was left without a mother, she died of breast cancer. The father did not allow the children to shut up and withdraw into themselves with sad thoughts. He surrounded them with care, attention and love, emphasized cultural education, took the boys to concerts and played the home piano with them, because his mother wanted her children to become outstanding people and speak the language of English aristocrats. Later, Paul often recalled the mother-grafted qualities. Largely thanks to her efforts, McCartney spoke without a Liverpool accent, easily converged with people, and had no problems communicating.
Paul McCartney’s first guitar
To take the child even more, his father gave Paul an old pipe for his birthday. He, with the permission of McCartney Sr., exchanged it for the first acoustic guitar in his life, on which he rebuilt the strings to his own accord, because Paul is left-handed. He began to actively master playing the instrument, copied the stars of that time and tried to play the hits of rock pioneers – Little Richard and Elvis Presley. At this time, the young musician began to try to write his own artist Paul McCartney melodies. And then there was his acquaintance with John Lennon.
It all started with the fact that one of the school friends of Paul, who sometimes played in the Lennon group called The Quarrymen, invited McCartney to a group performance in the hall of one of the churches. The first meeting of the two musicians took place in the summer of 1957. It was this acquaintance that became fateful for both. After performing several compositions in front of The Quarrymen, Paul proved at this spontaneous audition that he was worthy to be a member of the ensemble. This summer vacation he remembered for a lifetime. They gathered with John, learned new chords, wrote down their test creations in a notebook, without fail displaying the phrase: “Original Lennon-McCartney composition” on each page. Soon, Paul persuaded John to accept his friend George Harrison into the group, and then The Quarrymen acquired a new name – The Beatles.
As part of the four
Climbing to the top of the musical Olympus of The Beatles was by no means so easy, the young talents from the ensemble went a hard way to success. Throughout the years of the Beatles group, throughout the existence of this truly unique group, Paul McCartney was a real creative lighter, he constantly composed new songs, did not allow the group to succumb to star fever, strongly encouraged his comrades to abandon idleness, tried to prevent stagnation and a creative crisis that often covers great musicians. Unfortunately, these efforts by Paul McCartney were not enough, and on the eve of the new 1971, the musician decided to formally terminate his partnership with The Beatles. Paul filed a lawsuit against his colleagues and the group manager, believing that the situation simply had no other solution.
Paul and Linda
So began his solo career, continuing to this day. He performs compositions after the Beatles time and old, time-tested hits of the Liverpool four. Creating your own project was a bit of an outlet for McCartney. This was a peculiar means of overcoming the emotional crisis in which he found himself after breaking up his creative relations with members of The Beatles. I must admit that in many ways Paul remained a hostage to songs created during the heyday of this ensemble.
Three years earlier, he met photographer Linda Eastman at a London nightclub. This meeting did not portend any romance – Linda wanted to make the performer Paul McCartney a few photos of the four and wanted to impress Lennon.