Today we’d like to celebrate the life of the great Sir Paul McCartney on his 70th birthday with four posts dedicated to one of the true musical geniuses of modern music. According to the Guinness Book of World Records he is the most successful composer and recording artist of all time. And in addition to being on the Mount Rushmore of 20th century pop culture icons (along with Elvis, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson) he is one of the most talented and versatile musicians in rock history.
While the majority of the stories we could tell about his time with The Beatles are well known (yes, he did originally call “Yesterday” “Scrambled Eggs”) we thought we would focus more on his unique musical talents. And instead of simply recalling the long list of hit singles that he wrote and recorded with The Beatles and as a solo artist we thought we would discuss Wings in greater detail. We hope you enjoy these posts and we hope that you take a moment and celebrate the life of Paul McCartney.