About Paul McCartney
Named by Guinness World Records as the most successful composer and recording artist in history, Paul McCartney has certainly earned his superstar status. He rose to fame as a member of the Beatles, and together with John Lennon, wrote most of the songs that have remained the band's unparalleled legacy. After the Beatles broke up in 1970, he released two solo albums, McCartney and Ram, and soon formed a new group, Wings, with which he worked for the next decade. The group took off, making seven platinum albums, including Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Wings at the Speed of Sound, and London Town. Since the 1980s, McCartney has recorded and toured both solo and in collaboration with such illustrious artists as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, and many others. But not only did Sir Paul teach himself to play multiple instruments and write the most covered-song ever, which was "Yesterday," his interests and accomplishments extend to classical composition, filmmaking, painting, poetry, and more. McCartney fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying albums, DVDs, and memorabilia. Where to begin? Make sure your music library is up-to-date with Beatles, Wings, and solo albums. Live recordings, rare releases, and remastered versions make great gifts for real rock buffs, and don't forget vinyl for the audiophile in your life. Explore the many sides of Paul McCartney with his books, such as the Meat-Free Monday Cookbook or his children's book, High in the Clouds. Any Beatles fan will love a DVD of their films, from the gag humour of Help! to the surreal Magical Mystery Tour. Of course, you can also take your pick of McCartney memorabilia from any era you like: Beatles dolls, posters, pins, photos, signed items, concert t-shirts, and more.