Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney In His Own Words
  • Paul McCartney In His Own Words

  • In interviews ranging from 1968 to 2009, Paul McCartney talks about touring the UK with Wings (which was then a new band); a mid-70s offer to re-form the Beatles; the early days of the Beatles, and their final break-up. He also discusses his solo albums; receiving the freedom of the City of Liverpool; Christmas with his family; his love of music, and his career since the break-up of the Beatles up to 2009.

    Interviews include: The World at One, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 24 March 1968); Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 24 February 1972); archive interview, BBC Radio (first broadcast 1 June 1972); Insight, BBC Radio 1 (11 April 1976); Rock On, BBC Radio 1 (first broadcast 23 December 1978); archive interview, BBC Radio (first broadcast 18 April1982); The World at One, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 28 November 1984); archive interview, BBC Radio (first broadcast 15 December 1985); archive interview, BBC Radio (first broadcast 12 May 1989); archive interview, BBC Radio (first broadcast 15 December 1982); Parkinson Meets Paul McCartney, BBC 1 (first broadcast 3 December 1999); Sold on Song, BBC Radio 2 (first broadcast 17 September 2005); Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the Seventies, BBC Radio 2 (first broadcast 30 August 2009).

    Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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Paul McCartney is one of the most successful and best-known musicians in the world. He came to fame as one of the Beatles, and his partnership with John Lennon is among the most celebrated musical collaborations of the 20th Century. When the Beatles broke up, he formed Wings with his then wife Linda and Denny Laine. Since Wings disbanded in 1981, McCartney has released many songs as a solo artist and collaborated with numerous other songwriters and musicians. He has sold over 100 million albums, and a similar number of singles, been awarded 60 gold discs and written or co-written 32 songs that have gone to Number One in the American 'Billboard Hot 100' charts. His Wings single 'Mull of Kintyre' (co-written with Denny Laine) is one of the bestselling singles of all time in the UK. McCartney was knighted in 1997 for services to music, and in 2012 he received the Légion d'Honneur.

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