Happy Birthday, Sir James Paul McCartney: Listen to the 20 greatest hits of 'The Beatles'

Sir James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942.He is regarded as one of the most influential artist in the history of rock music. He was part of the legendary band The Beatles along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles were the most raging Brit band of the rock era. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards, they were the best selling band in history will estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. Many of their songs are still being covered by different artists, their songs are gem of lifetime!

His songwriting with John Lennon is widely appreciated. And after the band’s break up Paul McCartney started with pursuing a solo career and later collaborated with his first wife Linda and Denny Laine and formed a band called ‘Wings’.

He is a self taught musician and did not gain any formal aspects of training; his inspiration was drawn to the formal musical aspect but in an untutored way. His early musical influences were Little Richard,, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry.

On his birthday we share with you the most influential act of the rock era.