Paul McCartney

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 the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records. 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. 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 UK. 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 ...

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road (2005)

Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, recorded on 28 July 2005, was a live concert given by Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios, specifically Studio 2, where many of The Beatles' recordings were made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Hilton
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nigel Godrich  •  Joby Talbot

Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, recorded on 28 July 2005, was a live concert given by Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios, specifically Studio 2, where many of The Beatles' recordings were made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Hilton
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nigel Godrich  •  Joby Talbot

Concerts for the People of Kampuchea (1981)

Organized by Paul McCartney and the United Nations, these concerts were in response to the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge’s reign, where three million persons perished in Cambodia. During the concerts, McCartney brought three generations of popular musicians together. The ...  (more)

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CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nick Lowe  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Freddie Mercury

Organized by Paul McCartney and the United Nations, these concerts were in response to the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge’s reign, where three million persons perished in Cambodia. During the concerts, McCartney brought three generations of popular musicians together. The ...  (more)

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CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nick Lowe  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Freddie Mercury

Eat the Rich (1987)

Alex is a disgruntled waiter at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Richardson
CAST:  Kevin Allen  •  Ronald Allen  •  Dave Beard  •  Rowena Bently

Alex is a disgruntled waiter at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Richardson
CAST:  Kevin Allen  •  Ronald Allen  •  Dave Beard  •  Rowena Bently

Help! (1965)

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unkowingly puts on a ceremonial ring (that, of course, won't come off). On top of that, a pair of mad scientists, members of Scotland Yard, and a beautiful but dead-eyed assassin all have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  George Harrison  •  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  Ringo Starr

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unkowingly puts on a ceremonial ring (that, of course, won't come off). On top of that, a pair of mad scientists, members of Scotland Yard, and a beautiful but dead-eyed assassin all have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  George Harrison  •  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  Ringo Starr

Let It Be (1970)

Documentary film about The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Documentary film about The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

A typically Beatlesque film originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Starr  •  Paul McCartney  •  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Bernard Knowles
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

A typically Beatlesque film originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Starr  •  Paul McCartney  •  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Bernard Knowles
CAST:  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Rockshow (1980)

Paul McCartney and Wings in concert, 1976. Thirty songs are performed, spanning McCartney's career with Wings (prior to Rockshow) and The Beatles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Priestley
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Linda McCartney  •  Denny Laine  •  Jimmy McCullouch

Paul McCartney and Wings in concert, 1976. Thirty songs are performed, spanning McCartney's career with Wings (prior to Rockshow) and The Beatles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Priestley
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Linda McCartney  •  Denny Laine  •  Jimmy McCullouch

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991)

The Beatles First US Visit uniquely chronicles the inside story of the two remarkable weeks when Beatlemania first ignited America. The pioneering Maysles Brothers who filmed at the shoulders of John, Paul, George and Ringo, innovated an intimate documentary style ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Froemke  •  Albert Maysles  •  Kathy Dougherty
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

The Beatles First US Visit uniquely chronicles the inside story of the two remarkable weeks when Beatlemania first ignited America. The pioneering Maysles Brothers who filmed at the shoulders of John, Paul, George and Ringo, innovated an intimate documentary style ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Froemke  •  Albert Maysles  •  Kathy Dougherty
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

Yellow Submarine (1968)

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The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Dunning
CAST:  Paul Angelis  •  John Clive  •  Geoffrey Hughes  •  Peter Batten

The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Dunning
CAST:  Paul Angelis  •  John Clive  •  Geoffrey Hughes  •  Peter Batten

Tropic Island Hum (1997)

After he's nearly shot at by hunters, Wirral the Squirrel is rescued by balloon-riding Froggo and both fly to a tropical island, where other rescued animals take refuge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunbar
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Linda McCartney

After he's nearly shot at by hunters, Wirral the Squirrel is rescued by balloon-riding Froggo and both fly to a tropical island, where other rescued animals take refuge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunbar
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Linda McCartney

Tuesday (2001)

On a magical Tuesday night, a group of frogs take off on a journey through the nearby neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunbar
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Paul McCartney

On a magical Tuesday night, a group of frogs take off on a journey through the nearby neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunbar
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Paul McCartney

David Wants to Fly (2010)

A documentary. David Sieveking takes the advice of his idol, David Lynch and tries out Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's transcendental meditation technique.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sieveking
CAST:  David Lynch  •  David Sieveking  •  Marie Pohl  •  Donovan

A documentary. David Sieveking takes the advice of his idol, David Lynch and tries out Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's transcendental meditation technique.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sieveking
CAST:  David Lynch  •  David Sieveking  •  Marie Pohl  •  Donovan

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2011)

Featuring never before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of rock's great icon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Fleiss  •  Mike Piscitelli
CAST:  Geezer Butler  •  Paul McCartney  •  Sharon Osbourne  •  Ozzy Osbourne

Featuring never before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of rock's great icon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Fleiss  •  Mike Piscitelli
CAST:  Geezer Butler  •  Paul McCartney  •  Sharon Osbourne  •  Ozzy Osbourne

Sound City (2013)

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The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Grohl
CAST:  Trent Reznor  •  Tom Petty  •  Mick Fleetwood  •  Dave Grohl

The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Grohl
CAST:  Trent Reznor  •  Tom Petty  •  Mick Fleetwood  •  Dave Grohl

The Concert for New York City (2001)

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

Paul McCartney: Live Kisses (2012)

On February 9 in the City of Angels, a few hours after the long awaited addition of Paul McCartney’s star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, McCartney and an all-star entourage performed a one-time-only magical concert event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Diana Krall  •  Кarriem Riggins  •  John Clayton

On February 9 in the City of Angels, a few hours after the long awaited addition of Paul McCartney’s star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, McCartney and an all-star entourage performed a one-time-only magical concert event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Diana Krall  •  Кarriem Riggins  •  John Clayton

Good Ol' Freda (2013)

The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan White
CAST:  Freda Kelly  •  George Harrison  •  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney

The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan White
CAST:  Freda Kelly  •  George Harrison  •  John Lennon  •  Paul McCartney

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9pm on 27 July 2012. Titled 'Isles of Wonder', the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Mike Oldfield  •  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  J.K. Rowling

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9pm on 27 July 2012. Titled 'Isles of Wonder', the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Mike Oldfield  •  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  J.K. Rowling
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