The real-life story of Paul McCartney

McCartney's solo career is far longer than the time he spent on stage with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Jun 21, 2022 - 17:45
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The real-life story of Paul McCartney

It is difficult to estimate whether the "Beatles" would have become the most famous band in the world if it were not for bassist Paul McCartney. And while his name will forever remain attached to this band - which only existed for a decade (1960-1970) - McCartney's solo career is far longer than the time he spent on stage with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool. His mother was a nurse, and his father was a volunteer during World War II. He was often absent, so his mother raised him almost alone. In 1956, when McCartney was 14, his mother died of an embolism as a result of complications from breast cancer surgery. When he lost his mother his father tried to help him all the time. He encouraged him to start piano lessons because he was very musical.

When he was 11, his father took him to audition for the Liverpool Cathedral Choir, but he was not accepted. McCartney then joined the choir at St. Barnabas Church. On his 14th birthday, he received a nickel-plated trumpet from his father, but when rock and roll became popular, McCartney replaced it with an acoustic guitar. The following year, he met John Lennon and his band. Shortly afterward, the band members invited McCartney to join the band as a rhythm guitarist, and that's where the story begins. The band changed several names until they came to what the whole world knows today - "The Beatles".

Little was known about his private life, despite his great popularity. Everything that appeared in the media was pure speculation. McCartney decided to open his soul a few years ago and gave a great interview for GQ. Here is what he said: McCartney recalled how, before they became famous, they had group masturbation sessions. "We were at John's house and instead of getting drunk and having fun, we just sat in the dark. Someone started masturbating and then we all started. From time to time someone would just say a name, for example: 'Brigitte Bardo!' and we would all just keep going. Of course, John said at one point, 'Winston Churchill' and we would all laugh. We didn't do it often, just a few times," McCartney said. As for orgies, he claims that this was not his frequent practice.

"There were a group of girls, but orgies are not really my thing. We were in Vegas once and a guy from the organization asked us if we wanted prostitutes, of course, we agreed. I asked for two. It was a wonderful experience, but it's the closest that I came to an orgy I don't know what the others were doing in their rooms I think John was more for things like that”, McCartney said.

He also remembered how on the first tours, before world fame, everyone got closer because they spent a lot of time together. There were also as many drugs as they wanted, although McCartney was not the type to "get hooked" on something. Anyway, when he took LSD on one occasion, he thought he saw a god. McCartney also told how Kanye West offered to produce his album.

Paul was married 3 times. His greatest love was Linda. Linda McCartney was Paul's true love, muse, and inspiration, and their love was greater than life. Linda was an American and engaged in photography. During that period, she photographed rock bands. Not only was she talented, but she was one of the first female photographers to capture some of the greatest musicians of the time including the Stones, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan.

Paul and Linda met at a nightclub in 1967, and Paul once said that he immediately felt attracted to her. Linda, who was a big fan of the Beatles, was a little engrossed in John Lennon, but that was lost when she met Paul, who was considered the sweetest Beatle. They started dating right away, and only two years later, they legalized their relationship in London. What they both made public was that their shared love of nature, music, entertainment, and enjoyment of life connected them. Linda had one marriage before Paul, right after college when she got a daughter Heather. Their marriage lasted only three years, and although Linda was determined not to marry after that, Paul's love and tenderness for her daughter were proof that she had found the love of her life.

When the Beatles broke up in 1970, when "Paul sued the band", the couple decided to embark on a new project - together. Paul taught Linda to play keyboards, and then they formed their own band, Wings, with whom you often performed. Paul has finally found his muse, and Linda has found a partner who has pushed her creatively to unimaginable limits. Their relationship, which lasted for 29 years, was also the most fruitful period for Paul McCartney in the musical sense, but as he says, the happiest period in his life. Unfortunately, in 1995, Linda learned that she was suffering from breast cancer, with which she lost the battle three years later.

Post by: Rinna James