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Paul McCartney (1942-)

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Paul McCartney Biography


Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool on 18 June, 1942.
He attends school at Liverpool Institute.
He visits Walker Art Gallery and develops and interest in art.
At the age of fourteen Paul writes his first song.
During the 1960s he revolutionises music as part of The Beatles.
He develops an interest in pop art and meets contemporary artists like David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi.
In 1966 Peter Blake designs the cover for Sgt Pepper based on a Paul McCartney sketch.
In 1968 Richard Hamilton designs the cover for 'The Beatles' (white album).
In 1969 Hamilton designs the Abbey Road cover based on Paul's idea.
He marries Linda McCartney in 1969. He is inspired by his father in law's art collection, which includes Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Lindner and de Kooning.
During the 1970s he forms the group Wings.
In 1980s he starts painting and is heavily influenced be Willem de Kooning.
In 1990 he begins to compose orchestral and choral music.
His Liverpool Oratorio commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society premieres in 1991. It has since been performed more than 100 times in twenty countries.
In 1995 Paul becomes a member of the Royal College of Music.
In 1996 Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is opened with backing from Paul.
He is knighted in 1996 for his contribution to music, becoming Sir Paul McCartney.
In 1999 Paul holds his first exhibition of paintings in Siegen, Germany.
In September 2000, Little, Brown and Company publishes 'Paul McCartney paintings'.
On 24 May 2002, the art of Paul McCartney, Paul's first major UK retrospective opens at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

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