He met her when she was only 17 and he was 21 and they had a love affair for five years. He lived with Jane and her older brother, younger sister and her parents for several years and then in 1966 they bought their own house and lived there until Jane came home unexpectedly in early 1968 from touring with her theatre group and found Paul in bed with Francie Schwartz and left Paul for good.
Paul wrote many great love songs about and for Jane,
And I Love Her,
Things We Said Today,
Here There and Everywhere and
She's A Woman.
He also wrote songs about his arguments with her about him being sexist and wanting her to give up her acting career and devote herself to him, he wrote,
We Can Work It Out,
I'm Looking Through You, and
You Won't See Me.
Der 64- Jährige sei in enger Umarmung mit der 52-jährigen Millionenerbin Sabrina Guinness gesehen worden, berichteten Londoner Boulevardzeitungen.
Nach Angaben des "Daily Mirror" sagte McCartney dazu: "Wie ich sehe, möchte jeder, dass ich eine Neue habe, und das schmeichelt mir." Der Ex-Beatle fügte hinzu: "Wir genießen unser Beisammensein, und wir reden dann über Sachen wie die Umwelt und Al Gore. Wir haben ähnliche Ansichten." McCartneys Sprecher erklärte jedoch später: "Es gibt keine neue Liebesbeziehung, da ist nichts dran."
Reporter hatten McCartney in der Nacht zum Donnerstag dabei beobachtet, wie er Guinness an deren Londoner Stadthaus abholte und mit einer Umarmung begrüßte. Ein nicht näher bezeichneter "Freund" des Musikers soll laut "Daily Mirror" berichtet haben, dass sich "die Freundschaft zwischen den beiden vertieft". Zu vielen Themen hätten sie ähnliche Ansichten, darunter zum Rauchen von Haschisch. "Paul hat zugegeben, dass er es früher geraucht hat, und Sabrina unterstützt den Kampf für die Legalisierung."
Guinness war den Berichten zufolge vor 30 Jahren für einige Zeit die Freundin von Prinz Charles (58) gewesen. Die beiden verstünden sich heute noch gut. Sie sei 2005 zu seiner Hochzeit mit Camilla Parker Bowles (59) eingeladen gewesen. Nach Angaben der Zeitung "The Sun" hatte Guinness einst auch Verhältnisse mit den Rockmusikern Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart und Bryan Ferry.
McCartney lebt seit fast einem Jahr in Scheidung. Seine Noch- Ehefrau, das Fotomodell Heather Mills (39), hatte kürzlich erklärt, sie liebe ihren Mann immer noch. Das Scheidungsverfahren, bei dem es um eine Millionenabfindung und das Sorgerecht für die gemeinsame Tochter Beatrice (3) geht, verläuft laut Mills im Gegensatz zu manchen Presseberichten "freundschaftlich".
Cousins: Kate Robbins (actress singer) Ted Robbins (actor)
Actually only wrote 27 songs in direct collaboration with John Lennon
Sir McCartney is the richest rock star in the world with an estimated fortune of over £500m ('Q' Magazine 1998)
Sir Paul Mc Cartney financially helps down and out pop singers that he reads about in need.
Paul McCartney won Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special in 1971 for Let It Be.and was nominated Best Music, Song in 1974 for Live and Let Die. (shared with Linda McCartney).
Born to working-class parents in the Liverpool suburb of Allerton, McCartney's idyllic childhood was irrevocably shattered when his mother, Mary, died from breast cancer. In the wake of her death, Paul, a good student and obedient son, asked his forlorn father, Jim, to buy him a guitar. Though his bread-winning trade was working as a salesman for a cotton-brokerage firm, Jim had also fronted a dance and silent-cinema accompaniment group called the Jim Mac Jazz Band in the '20s. Delighted that his son shared his musical predilections, he happily complied with the request. Enlivened by skiffle music, a genre of folk-derived music played on acoustic guitars and string basses that was then on the rise, and further galvanized by the American rock-and-roll sounds of Elvis and Little Richard, the 14-year-old Paul began playing his new instrument in earnest. Eventually, he was invited to join a skiffle band called the Quarry Men, which was fronted by a chum from the neighborhood named John Lennon. Their daily guitar-mastering sessions in Paul's living room formed the foundation of a collaboration that would alter the face of popular music forever, as the Quarry Men in due time became the Beatles. But that's a whole other story.
In the wake of the dissolution of the Beatles, and following the 1970 release of his self-titled debut solo album (which, despite the inclusion of the enduring love song "Maybe I'm Amazed," garnered nothing but critical pot-shots), McCartney collaborated with his American-born wife, noted rock photographer Linda Eastman (whom he had married in 1969), on 1971's Ram. Also the recipient of critics' merciless disdain, the album nonetheless captured fans with the novelty hit "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," which soared to No. 1 in the States. The critics weren't alone in their aversion ? John Lennon made his feelings about his former bandmate's solo career crystal clear with the release of the caustic "How Do You Sleep?"
Undaunted, husband and wife teamed with former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell to gig as the band Wings that same year; the group's debut album, Wild Life, released in 1972, bombed. The output of the new group would continue to yield mixed results ? and mixed reactions ? in the decade after its inception. Fans couldn't help but wish that Wings was the Beatles, and they couldn't fail to deride Linda, who had precious little, if any, previous music experience as either a keyboardist or backup singer to recommend her as a competent and viable addition to the band. Her contested presence did nothing to squelch the band's sales, however. Artistically liberated, the formerly cherubic Beatle broke from his formerly cherubic thematic complaisance to record two singles that were subsequently banned by the BBC: "Give Ireland Back to the Irish," which landed on shelves shortly after the "Bloody Sunday" incident, was considered politically seditious; and "Hi, Hi, Hi" just smacked of drug use. Furious, McCartney responded to the bans by releasing a mocking arrangement of the innocuous nursery favorite "Mary Had a Little Lamb." The controversy helped make all three songs hits on both sides of the Atlantic.
By the mid-'70s, Wings, which adopted a revolving-door policy when it came to personnel, had hit its groove, despite dogging criticism that McCartney's songwriting was too formulaic, too insipid. The 1973 album Red Rose Speedway generated the million-selling ballad "My Love"; and that same year, McCartney and crew scored a major hit with their theme song for the James Bond flick Live and Let Die. On the considerable steam of its title track and the propulsive single "Jet," the Grammy-winning Band on the Run, released in 1973, sold millions, marking McCartney's greatest post-Beatles commercial and critical triumph. Throughout the rest of the decade, Wings put out a series of successful albums with Beatles-like constancy: Venus and Mars (1975), At the Speed of Sound (1976), and London Town (1978) all yielded an appreciable number of hit singles. Also Beatles-like were the band's profits. In Christmas 1977, McCartney set a record for single sales with the Scottish folk song "Mull of Kintyre," which sold in excess of two million copies in Britain.
On tour following the release of the 1979 Wings album Back to the Egg, McCartney was busted for marijuana possession in Japan, and spent a nerve-wracking ten days in jail, denied even the comfort of pen and paper to record his thoughts. When he was released, thanks to diplomatic efforts, he finally disbanded Wings, and released the solo effort McCartney II, which featured the smash single "Coming Up."
In late 1980, John Lennon was slain in New York, and a stunned Paul's only immediate comment was, "It's a drag." Two years later, however, he released his best album since Band on the Run, Tug of War, which featured the touching tribute to Lennon, "Here Today," as well as "Ebony and Ivory," a chart-topping duet with Stevie Wonder. The following year, he teamed with another Motown legend, Michael Jackson, for a pair of hit singles, "The Girl Is Mine" (featured on Jackson's record-setting Thriller album) and "Say Say Say" (from McCartney's otherwise middling Pipes of Peace).
In 1984, McCartney, who had been the de facto director of the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, decided to try his hand at filmmaking. He wrote, produced, and starred in Give My Regards to Broad Street, which was the cinematic equivalent of a silly love song, and which remains the biggest embarrassment of his career, though it did feature another top ten single in the ballad "No More Lonely Nights." The 1986 album Press fared little better, and was McCartney's first real commercial flop. But he recovered once again, with 1989's Flowers in the Dirt, which included songs co-written by Elvis Costello (McCartney returned the favor by co-writing Costello's hit single "Veronica," among other songs).
McCartney's 1989 tour, which sold out around the world, produced the live 1990 double-album Tripping the Live Fantastic. The following year witnessed the release of another live album generated from an appearance on MTV Unplugged,
and his ambitious debut classical work, Liverpool Oratorio, was well-received by
even the snootiest critics. McCartney's hit-and-miss parade continued in 1993,
when his follow-up pop release, Off the Ground, failed to achieve great critical or
commercial heights, despite another successful world tour. Beginning in 1995,
McCartney collaborated with George Harrison and Ringo Starr on a sweeping
retrospective (in the forms of a television documentary and a multi-volume release
of previously unavailable outtakes and rarities), The Beatles Anthology. On the
solo front, McCartney delivered a modest winner with 1997's Grammy-nominated
Though he lost a bidding war for the rights to most of the Beatles' songs in the
early '80s, McCartney did manage to acquire the Southern Music catalogue, which
includes Buddy Holly's compositions; he also controls the music to the perennial
stage favorites Grease, Annie, and A Chorus Line. McCartney is one of rock's
richest performers ? not to mention the third richest man in Europe ? and
undeniably one of its most important composers ("Yesterday" remains the most-recorded
song in history). Drowning in Grammy Awards and ensconced in the Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame, he's managed to keep his family (he and Linda raised four children ?
James, Mary, Stella, and Heather) away from red meat and glitz. McCartney has
lived up to that angel face by wielding his considerable clout in the name of charity
and animal rights activism; he received the ultimate honor for his good citizenship
by being awarded knighthood in 1996.
In 1995, Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent
surgery to combat the disease; two years later, she and Paul announced with
confidence that she was well on the road to a total recovery. In March 1998,
however, they were shocked to learn that the cancer had spread to her liver. The
following month, while the couple was vacationing in California, Linda's condition
suddenly worsened. She died on April 17,1998, at the age of 56. The McCartneys
were so devoted to each other, according to their publicist, that during the course
of their almost 30-year marriage the only time they had spent nights apart was
when Paul served his jail sentence in Japan. In tribute to his late wife, McCartney
released the album Wide Prairie, an anthology of Linda's solo work.His first
release in more than two years ? exceedingly difficult years ? 1999's Run Devil
Run represented a surprisingly upbeat collection of 12 '50s and '60s covers and
three original songs stylistically true to the same era, all recorded in just a week
with an ace backing band that included Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Deep
Purple drummer Ian Paice. Liverpool Sound Collage followed a year later; pitched
by McCartney as "a new little piece of the Beatles," the album represents an
exercise in electronica with a series of five sound collages.
McCartney's engagement to girlfriend Heather Mills was announced in July 2001.
Mills, a former model, is a champion for the disabled, having lost her own leg just
below the knee when she was struck down by a police motorcycle in the early
'90s. The couple met at a benefit for the Heather Mills Trust, an organization that
provides limbs for victims of war around the world.