Today we celebrate the birth date of my favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney

So I thought I would list some facts about Sir Paul that you may not know

Born on this day in 1942, James (Paul is his middle name) McCartney

He met John Lennon in 1957 at a church picnic in Liverpool

After several name changes the band settled on the name The Beatles in 1960.

Paul’s mother was a nurse; his father was a salesman and a musician.

Paul is on his third marriage with Nancy Shevell they got hitched in October of 2009 they have no children

Paul was married to his first wife Linda Eastman-McCartney from 1969 till her death on April 17, 1998, they had three biological children, James (36), Stella (42) Mary ( 44) and  Paul adopted Linda’s daughter Heather (50)  from a previous relationship.

Paul was married to Heather Mills from 2002 to 2008, they had one biological child Beatrice (10).

Paul never made Heather sign a pre-nuptional agreement  reportedly because it was not a romantic gesture to do so.

Other Facts about Paul McCartney

He is a vegetarian and animal activist and has been for years

He was nominated for 50 Grammy’s and actually won 18.

He was also nominated for three academy awards and won one time for the original song score for ‘Let It Be’

He formed  the band 'Wings' with his first wife Linda in 1972.

He was arrested for marijuana possession at the Tokyo Airport, and spends 10 days in jail.

He did not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when the Beatles were inducted in 1988. He did show up when he was inducted as a solo artist in 1999

Paul McCartney became Sir Paul McCartney on March 11, 1997 when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Has had 29 #1 hits during his career, 20 with the Beatles and nine during his post-Beatle years.

My daughter Monica was born on his birthday June 18, 1983.

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