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James Paul McCartney

Male 1942 -    Has 6 ancestors and 12 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Paul McCartney 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Birth 18 Jun 1942  Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
    Person ID I296084  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2013 

    Father James McCartney,   b. 1902   d. 1976 (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Patricia Mohin,   b. 1909   d. 1956 (Age 47 years) 
    Marriage 15 Apr 1941  Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F119065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Linda Thorpe 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Layla 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Julie Arthur 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Celia 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Thelma Pickles,   b. 1941, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Dorothy Rhone 
    Marriage 1959 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Cory Sentrop 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Ruth Lallemannd 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 9 Erika Hubers 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 10 Anita Cochrane 
     1. Philip Cochrane,   b. 10 Feb 1964, Billinge Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 11 Iris Violet Caldwell,   b. 1945 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 12 Sandra Cogan 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 13 Jane Asher,   b. 5 Apr 1946, Acton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 1967 
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F119070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 14 Julie Felix,   b. 14 Jun 1938, Santa Barbara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 15 Maggie McGivern 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 16 Francie Schwartz 
    Marriage 1968 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F147726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 17 Winona Williams 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F209502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 18 Linda Eastman,   b. 24 Sep 1941   d. 17 Apr 1998, Tucson, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Marriage 12 Mar 1969  Marylebone Registry Office Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Mary McCartney,   b. 28 Aug 1969
    +2. Stella McCartney,   b. 13 Sep 1971
     3. James Louis McCartney,   b. 12 Sep 1977
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F118945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 19 Heather Mills,   b. 1967 
    Marriage 11 Jun 2002 
    Divorce 2006 
     1. Beatrice Milly McCartney,   b. 29 Oct 2003
    Last Modified 7 May 2011 
    Family ID F119066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 20 Sabrina Guinness,   b. 9 Jan 1955 
    Marriage Mar 2007 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F208823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 21 Nancy Shevell,   b. 25 Jan 1952 
    Marriage 09 Oct 2011  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F350734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Member of the Beatles:- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Star

      Knighted 1984
      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
      Flaming Pie.

      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.

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