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BIRTHDAY: June 18, 1942
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 17
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1999

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...# 37 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Wings - Back To The Eggbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was extradited from Japan after 9 days in jail after being arrested at the airport with over 200 grams of marijuana in his luggage.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Paul McCartney & Wings won a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Rockestra Theme" from the LP Back To The Egg.

May
Paul McCartney - "Coming Up" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with "Coming Up."
from the LP
McCartney II
ARC chart run: 28 - 17 - 11 - 7 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 6 - 13 - 34 - 38 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney topped the UK LP chart for 2 weeks with McCartney II.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit #1 for 4 weeks with "Coming Up."

1982...# 13 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - "Ebony & Ivory" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with Stevie Wonder with "Ebony & Ivory" from the LP Tug Of War.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit #1 for 7 weeks with Stevie Wonder with "Ebony & Ivory."

June
Paul McCartney - "Take It Away" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit the Top 40 with "Take It Away."
from the LP
Tug Of War
ARC chart run: 29 - 21 - 16 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 12 - 17 - 39 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit the Top 10 with "Take It Away."

November
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney teamed up with Michael Jackson and hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with"The Girl Is Mine" from Jackson's Thriller.

1983...# 53 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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McCartney was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Ebony & Ivory").

October
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - "Say Say Say" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney teamed up with Michael Jackson and hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with"Say Say Say."
from the LP
Pipes Of Peace
ARC chart run: 25 - 15 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 24 - 36 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit #1 for 3 weeks with Michael Jackson with "Say Say Say."

1984...# 24 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Paul McCartney - "No More Lonely Nights" (Single) from the LP 'Give My Regards To Broad Street'button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney hit the Top 40 with "So Bad" from the LP Pipes Of Peace.

1986...# 49 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Paul McCartney & Wings - "My Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards.

1997...

January
Paul McCartneybutton.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Maybe I'm Amazed."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Flaming Pie topped the UK Album charts for a week.

1998...

February
Paul McCartney - Flaming Piebutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Flaming Pie).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) On April 17th, Paul McCartney's wife and member of Wings, Linda McCartney, died Friday of breast cancer at the age of 56. Reports originally stated that Linda McCartney had passed away while on vacation with her family in Santa Barbara, California - later reports confirmed she had died in Arizona and was cremated with a private ceremony. Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and was undergoing treatment. By March of this year, the cancer had spread to the liver. A statement released after Linda's death said: "The blessing was that the end came quickly and she didn't suffer." The statement also said the best donation in Linda's memory would be to get involved with charities related to cancer research or animal welfare, "or... best of all... go veggie." Linda McCartney was a strong vegetarian diet and animal rights advocate. Paul and Linda had been married since 1969 and have 3 children together (and one additional child from Linda's previous marriage).

May
Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peacebutton.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 62 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 57 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney talked with CNN about his wife's death, and knowing that she didn't have long to live, but not wanting to tell her: "I knew a week or so before she died... I was the only 1 who knew... I didn't want to tell her because I didn't think she'd want to know." McCartney later told a British newspaper: "I might not be able to get up on stage again... I don't know whether I can go up there and sing, thinking about Linda."

November
Paul McCartney & Wings - 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound' button.gif (123 bytes) The final list of inductees this year to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame were announced and included Paul McCartney (who is already in the Hall with the Beatles).

2000...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released Liverpool Sound Collage.

Paul McCartney - Liverpool Sound Collagebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Maybe I'm Amazed" at # 52.

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Liverpool Sound Collage).

May
Paul McCartney - Wingspan (Hits & History)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released a retrospective of Wings with Wingspan (Hits & History). The LP topped the Billboard Internet Sales chart for a week.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Wingspan (Hits & History) was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) All The Best was certified 2x platinum.

August
Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Two tributes of McCartney's music - Listen To What The Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute To The Music Of Paul McCartney and Coming Up: Independent Artists Pay Tribute To The Music - were released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney performed at The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 chartities.

November
Paul McCartney - Driving Rainbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released Driving Rain.

2002...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the title track of Vanilla Sky.

March
Paul McCartney & Wings - 'Wings Over America' button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the title track of Vanilla Sky.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Driving Rain was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney performed as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace. McCartney married model/activist Heather Mills.

November
Paul McCartney - Back In The US - Live 2002button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released the live LP Back In The US - Live 2002.


button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney topped the Billboard Top Internet Album Sales chart with
Back In The US - Live 2002.
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney found controversy and a disagreement with Yoko Ono when he decided to reverse long-standing writing credits on many Beatles songs from 'Lennon-McCartney' to 'McCartney-Lennon' on
Back In The US - Live 2002.
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney's tour became the top-grossing tour of the year taking in over $126 million.

2003....

January
Paul McCartney & Wings - 'Band On The Run'button.gif (123 bytes) Back In The US - Live 2002 was certified 2x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Vanilla Sky").

2004...

Wings - "Silly Love Songs" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) # 105 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Something" with Eric Clapton).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, McCartney performed in London, England, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

September
Paul McCartney - Chaos And Creation In The Back Yardbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard (Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Billboard peak: # 6).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
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Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard was certified gold.

2006...

February
48th Grammy Awardsbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard), and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Fine Line"). McCartney also performed for the first time solo at a Grammy ceremony.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney could be heard on
Tony Bennett's LP Duets: American Classic on the track "The Very Thought Of You."

2007..

February
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Fullbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Jenny Wren").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released Memory Almost Full (Billboard peak: # 3 - Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-).
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart with Memory Almost Full.

November
Paul McCartney - The McCartney Yearsbutton.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released the box set The McCartney Years.

2008...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for 3
Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Dance Tonight"), Best Pop Vocal Album (Memory Almost Full), and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Only Mama Knows").
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was honored with the Lifetime Achivement Award at the Brit Awards.

April
Paul McCartney & Wings - 'Red Rose Speedway'button.gif (123 bytes) Memory Almost Full was certified gold.

December
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Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes McCartney at # 11.

2009...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released the EP Amoeba's Secret (Billboard peak: # 119).

February
Paul McCartney - 'Good Evening New York City' (2CD/DVD)button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("That Was Me") and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("I Saw Her Standing There"). McCartney performed at the ceremony.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released the 2CD/1DVD
Good Evening New York City (Billboard peak: # 16 - Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+).

December
Paul McCartney - 'McCartney'button.gif (123 bytes) Good Evening New York City was certified gold.

2010...

button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "I Want To Come Home" from the film Everybody's Fine.


button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney performed on Saturday Night Live.

2011..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney won a
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Helter Skelter").

October
Paul McCartney - 'Kisses On The Bottom'button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released the classical LP Ocean's Kingdom with John Wilson & The London Classical Orchestra.

2012..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released
Kisses On The Bottom (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney could be heard on the holiday compilation
Holidays Rule on the track "The Christmas Song."

2013...

February
Paul McCartney - 'New'button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Kisses On The Bottom).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) McCartney released
New.

2014....

Paul McCartney - 'Live Kisses' (DVD)January 26: McCartney won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Music Film (Live Kisses) and Best Rock Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Cut Me Some Slack" with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear).





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