Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine
Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney has had further success with Wings and as a solo artist, earning a knighthood in 1997 for services to music. His first wife Linda died of cancer, and his second marriage to Heather Mills ended in a bitter divorce. He married Nancy Shevell in 2011.