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Quick Facts

  • Paul was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England.
  • His father's name was James and his mother's name was Mary.
  • His mother was a devout Catholic, but his father described himself as an agnostic.
  • He had one younger brother, Peter Michael.
  • Paul and his brother Michael were very different. Paul was the quiet one, while Michael was more aggressive and loved to argue.
  • Paul once got 90% in high school Latin and was an above average student.
  • Paul met George Harrison on a bus to school.
  • Paul has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Paul is about 5' 11" and weighs about 160 pounds.
  • Paul's favourite color is blue.
  • Paul's favourite singers were Elvis and Little Richard.
  • Paul once did a mean impersonation of Little Richard.
  • Paul's first musical instrument was the trumpet, given to him by an uncle.
  • Paul's first guitar cost about $35, but Paul couldn't play it. He realised that the problem was that he was left handed. So he took it back and got it altered.
  • Paul had a busy sex life, beginning at the age of 15.
  • Paul was originally the lead guitar player for The Quarrymen, and only began playing bass guitar after Stuart Sutcliffe quit the group.
  • At one point, Paul lived only about a mile away from John's Aunt Mimi's residence.
  • Paul was somewhat possessive in his relationship with Jane Asher, a character trait that led to many arguments.
  • But it was Jane Asher who introduced Paul to culture and had him attending theatre and art exhibits.
  • Paul was engaged to Jane Asher in December, 1967.
  • Paul left Jane Asher for Linda Eastman in December, 1968.
  • Paul married Linda Eastman in March, 1969.
  • Paul and Linda have four children, one from Linda's first marriage.
  • Paul wrote "Hey Jude" for Julian Lennon after John's divorce from Cynthia. The original title was "Hey Julian."
  • Paul produced an album for his brother, entitled McGear, and Michael McCartney became Mike McGear.
  • Since John's death, Paul has been very cautious about his personal safety and has round the clock security.
  • During the filming of Let It Be, Paul got into several arguments with George, leading to one instance when George stormed out of Abbey Road studios.
  • It was Paul who finalized the break up of The Beatles, saying he was quitting the band because of "musical differences."



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