Paul McCartney Turns 77! Unexpected Facts about the Beatles

Pedro Marrero
Jun 19, 2019
05:19 A.M.

The mythical Paul McCartney turned 77 years old this June 18, date in which he took the opportunity to remember, through his social media, a classic of The Beatles, the group that elevated him to the category of the genius of music.


"You say it's your birthday, it's my birthday too, yeah (You say it's your birthday, it's mine, too)," the legendary musician said next to a black and white photo of him.

That letter is part of "Birthday", one of the songs that along with John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison sang in the unforgettable White Album (1968). The reaction of the fans was immediate and took advantage of his publication to wish him a happy birthday.


The Beatles is considered best and biggest pop rock band in history, the band eventually severed and Paul went ahead with his own project called Wings.

That kept him busy until 1981, when he officially began his career as a soloist, which remains at full capacity today, with much more energy than supposedly corresponds to someone his age.


During his career, the British singer-songwriter has managed to place 22 number one songs in the international rankings, among which stand out collaborations with his wife Linda, his band Wings, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Frog Chorus, Rihanna and Kanye West.


In 1980 he received the Guinness Book of Records award for the greatest composer of songs sold in the world after having sold more than 100 million singles and having obtained 60 gold records.

His song Yesterday one of the most celebrated of The Beatles has more than 2,500 versions in the most diverse musical styles.

Some of his solo hits are: "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey", "Live and Let Die" for the James Bond movie of the same name, he received the Oscar for best musical theme; "Coming Up" belonging to his solo album "Paul McCartney II" in his debut, he plays all the instruments.


According to Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney ranks second among the best composers, just short of Bob Dylan; while in the list of the 100 best singers, the ex-Beatle is located in the 11th place.

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