That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! Those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

[Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

If John Lennon was the soul of The Beatles, Paul McCartney was the group's heart. Forever a romantic, Paul first passion was the ballad and the love song. He created a wide range of songs that dealt with love found and love lost.

Paul McCartney appeared to us as the lost innocent, his angelic looks and baby face promising us that he was pure and honest. His was an image that we could trust. He seemed untouched by the agonies and hatred of the world we knew outside our door. Most importantly, his art took us away from the cruelties of the word, and we fantasized about being just with him, as his best friend or the girl he offered undying love.

Paul McCartney had a magic about him, an allure that was both mysterious and wonderful, seductive and frightening.

Paul McCartney Biography Part 1

Paul McCartney Biography Part 2

Paul McCartney Time Line

Paul McCartney Quick Facts


The Biography Series


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