The Beatles’ singer-songwriter and composer Paul McCartney turned 70 on Monday, marking a legendary life and career.
Even though it’s been over five decades since the 15-year-old McCartney met John Lennon and joined his skiffle band, the Quarrymen, that later turned into the Beatles, McCartney hardly looks or acts his age as he continues to remain a vibrant icon as a touring and recording artist.
Just in the past year, McCartney got married to Nancy Shevell in October 2011; performed in North America, Abu Dhabi, Europe, and South America; released a new album, “Kisses on the Bottom;” collaborated on his first ballet, “Ocean’s Kingdom;” performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert; and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
McCartney is planning to also play at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, release a new album in early 2013, and play more tours.
McCartney most notably composed “Yesterday,” featuring a string quartet and co-writing “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “We Can Work It Out” with Lennon.
After the breakup of the Beatles, McCartney released his first solo album, “McCartney,” formed the group “Wings,” and ventured into orchestral music in the ‘90s.
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