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Paul McCartney

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(b Liverpool, 1942). Eng. songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and organist. Wrote first song 1956. Member of the Beatles pop group 1960–70; formed new group Wings 1971. Comp. ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
13,964 words

...the Irish Peace Process. London: Heinemann, 1996. McCartney, Clem , ed. Striking a Balance: The Northern Ireland Peace Process. ACCORD International Review of Peace Processes 8 (1999): McCartney, Clem , ed. The Northern Ireland Peace Process: A Supplement to Striking a Balance. ACCORD International Review of Peace Processes, update issue 8, London: Conciliation Resources, 2003. Mitchell, George . Making Peace: The Inside Story of Making the Good Friday Agreement . London: Heinemann, 1999. Clem McCartney Agreement Reached 10 April 1998 The Northern Ireland...

Paul McCartney

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
40 words

...Paul Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer and songwriter . See also lennon and mccartney You cannot reheat a soufflé. discounting rumours of a Beatles reunion attributed; L. Botts Loose Talk (1980) cannot reheat a soufflé cannot reheat a ...

Paul McCartney

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
59 words

...Paul Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer and songwriter , who as a founder member of the Beatles also wrote most of their songs in collaboration with John lennon . See also lennon and mccartney Ballads and babies. That's what happened to me. on reaching the age of fifty in Time 8 June 1992 ballads and babies Ballads and ...

Paul McCartney

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
51 words

...Paul Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer and songwriter You cannot reheat a soufflé. discounting rumours of a Beatles reunion attributed; L. Botts Loose Talk (1980) How VIP do we gotta get? on being refused entry by a doorman at rapper Tyga’s party after the Grammy awards, 16 February...

McCartney, Sir Paul

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
153 words

..., Sir Paul ( 1942 – ) British singer and songwriter . McCartney was the bass player in The Beatles and co-wrote most of their hit songs with John Lennon . The release of his solo album, McCartney ( 1970 ), marked the break-up of The Beatles. In 1971 he formed a new band, Wings, with his wife Linda ( 1942–98 ). “Mull of Kintyre” ( 1977 ) was the bestselling (2.5 million) UK single. In 1995 , McCartney participated in a brief reformation of The Beatles. During the 1990s, he turned to classically inspired work, such as Liverpool Oratorio (...

McCartney, Sir Paul

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
62 words

..., Sir Paul ( b Liverpool , 1942 ) English songwriter, guitarist, pianist , and organist . Wrote first song 1956 . Member of the Beatles 1960–70 ; formed new group Wings 1971 . Comp. Liverpool Oratorio (with Carl Davis ), 1991 , and many songs (some with John Lennon ) incl. Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday . Music for several films. Over 200,000,000 recordings of his comps. sold. Knighted 1997...

McCartney, Sir Paul

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History
Length:
369 words

..., Sir Paul ( 1942–  ) British singer and songwriter. The bass guitarist in the Beatles ( 1962–70 ), he has had the most successful post-Beatle career of the four. He was knighted in 1997 and made a Companion of Honour in 2017 . Born in Liverpool, he bought a guitar in 1956 and a year later joined the Quarrymen, a skiffle group led by John Lennon . This group later became the phenomenally successful band The Beatles. The combination of Lennon's acerbity and McCartney's melodic genius made them by far the most influential songwriters of the...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
326 words

...John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singers and songwriters . See also lennon , mccartney All you need is love. title of song (1967) All you need is love All you need is love For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love All the lonely people, where do they all come from? ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) All the lonely people where do they all come from where do they all come ...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
283 words

...John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s . See also lennon , mccartney For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) don't care too much for money money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been, Lives in a dream. Waits at the window. ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) Eleanor Rigby Waits at the window All the lonely people, where do they...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
295 words

...John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s . See also Lennon All you need is love. title of song (1967) For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love All the lonely people, where do they all come from? ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) All the lonely people where do they all come from where do they all come from Give peace a chance. title of song (1969) Give ...

John Lennon194080(Sir) Paul McCartney1942

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
994 words

...John Lennon 1940 80 (Sir) Paul McCartney 1942 English singers and songwriters Yeh-yeh-yeh. Song, ‘She Loves You’ (1963). ‘Yeh’ as a common corruption of ‘yes’ has been current (and derived from the US) since the 1920s. But whether spelt ‘yeh-yeh-yeh’, as in the published lyrics, or ‘yeah-yeah-yeah’ (which captures the Liverpudlian pronunciation better), this phrase became a hallmark of the Beatles after its use in their song ‘She Loves You’. The record they made of the song was in the UK charts for 31 weeks from August 1963, and was for 14 years...

McCartney, Paul - McCartney II

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
145 words

..., Paul - McCartney II McCartney II , like its titular predecessor a decade earlier, was all Paul. He handles the instruments and vocals here, and even produced and engineered the album. That’s pretty much where the comparison ends, though. While many of the songs do have a light-hearted feel similar to McCartney , this is a much more song-orientated album, and is an unjustly overlooked entry in the McCartney catalogue. The hit ‘Coming Up’ is McCartney at his most infectious and ebullient. ‘Temporary Secretary’ is a humorous, very British-sounding tune...

McCartney, Paul - McCartney

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
208 words

..., Paul - McCartney There were few 70s rock albums as widely anticipated as this, McCartney’s first solo recording. In the wake of the Beatle’s well-publicized acrimony, Paul must have felt like tweaking people’s expectations, because McCartney turned out to be the most unconventional, resolutely non-commercial recording of his career. Don’t be misled by the presence of the hit ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’. While that piano-based song of self-discovery and romantic devotion is a fine composition, it’s an anomaly here. Most of McCartney is taken up by sonic...

McCartney Paul

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
2,787 words

...1965-1999 , Paul McCartney . Faber & Faber (UK).2001. Each One Believing: Paul McCartney On Stage, Off Stage, And Backstage , Paul McCartney . Chronicle Books (USA).2004. Paintings , Paul McCartney . Little, Brown (UK).2000. Paul McCartney: Composer/Artist , Paul McCartney . Michael Joseph (UK).1981. Wingspan: Paul McCartney's Band On The Run , Paul McCartney . Little, Brown (UK) Bulfinch (USA).2002. High In The Clouds , Paul McCartney & Philip Ardagh Faber & Faber (UK) Dutton (USA).2005. Band On The Run: A History Of Paul McCartney & Wings , Garry...

McCartney, Paul- Ram

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
106 words

..., Paul- Ram On Ram Paul McCartney moved further away from the studio polish of the Beatles’ swan-song, Abbey Road , with a wonderfully unforced and ramshackle collection of songs. On ‘Smile Away’ and ‘Monkberry Moon Delight’, he proved that he could still play the unrepentant rocker, while ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ was an utterly charming slice of McCartney whimsy that managed to avoid the tweeness that was sometimes his bugbear. The closing track, ‘The Back Seat Of My Car’, contained more hooks than are usually found on the average album, proving...

McCartney, Sir Paul

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
69 words
McCartney, Sir Paul

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
58 words
McCartney, Sir Paul

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
54 words
McCartney, Paul - Driving Rain

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
228 words

..., Paul - Driving Rain Who would have guessed that more than three decades after the Beatles breakup, Paul McCartney - often typecast as the least daring of the group - would be turning out some of the most aggressive, forthright music of any of his peers. Driving Rain ’s predecessor Run Devil Run was an energetic romp through 50s rockabilly tunes, and here McCartney takes the vital spirit engendered on that album and applies to a batch on new compositions. The opening track ‘Lonely Road’ is a hard-hitting blues rocker driven by gritty guitar and...

McCartney, Paul - Flaming Pie

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
113 words

..., Paul - Flaming Pie Who would have expected Macca after many years of indifferent to poor albums to come back with such a storming record. Hear the rejuvenated Paul McCartney duelling with Steve Miller on the excellent rocker ‘Used To Be Bad’ and sense his own satisfaction at writing such new gems as ‘Young Boy’ and ‘The Song We Were Singing’. This is all the more remarkable because during the making of this album he knew that Linda’s cancer was terminal. And therefore the saddest and most important song is ‘Somedays’, complete with a weepy string...

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