Paul McCartney turns 80

(London) At 25, Paul McCartney envisioned a quiet retirement When I’m sixty-four. The British pop legend, who is still hyperactive, turns 80 on Saturday, a week before her performance in Glastonbury.

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Pauline FROISSART
Media Agency France

This makes him the oldest headliner in the history of this legendary festival, which draws tens of thousands to the south-west of England.

“The crowds at Glastonbury have always reminded me of a medieval battle scene,” he tweeted in late March.

This moment will come about ten days after the conclusion of his so-called tour tour came back he filled stadiums across the United States for a month and a half.

The famed Beatles star, who has been performing solo for over 50 years, was nowhere near retired from the stage but has been forced to take a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He then retired as a family to his farm in south-east England with his daughter Mary and four of his eight grandchildren.

But we can’t get over it: he took the opportunity to record at home the December 2020 album McCartney III, which hit number one in the UK charts.

The following year he recorded a new version of that album, a variety of supporting artists published a book tracing his career – The text —, a vegan recipe book starring her daughters Mary and Stella, a children’s story… pending release on Disney+ McCartney 3, 2, 1Interview series with producer Rick Rubin and the documentary by Peter Jackson The Beatles: Come back.

As he celebrates his eighth decade, Paul McCartney has a busier schedule than ever.

Despite the years and drama that have marked his life, he retains the slim figure and mischievous look of the “Macca” of the Beatles years.

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James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool in 1942 to a modest family. His mother, a midwife, died when he was 14.

The following year he met John Lennon and starred with him in the Quarrymen who later became the Beatles with the arrival of George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The four boys with the iconic haircuts trigger fan hysteria.

Beatlemania conquers the world.

McCartney composed great hits with John Lennon: Hey Jew, Penny Laneand of course Yesterdaya success recorded in 1600 different versions.

But the childhood friendship breaks up. The filming of let it bearound the album of the same name, rang the death knell of the “Fab Four” on April 10, 1970, much to the despair of their fans.

McCartney forms the band Wings with his wife, photographer Linda Eastman, on keyboards. With her, the former LSD lover becomes a father and vegetarian. The couple have four children, Mary, Stella – now a fashion designer – James and Heather, from Linda’s previous marriage.

After 29 years of marriage, Linda died of breast cancer in 1998.

Heartbroken, McCartney dedicates himself to good causes: the environment, animals, human rights. He tries his hand at classical music, painting and sculpture.

He met Heather Mills, a former model who lost part of her leg after an accident, and married her in 2002. They had one daughter, Beatrice, before divorcing with a bang in 2008.

In October 2011, Paul McCartney married American Nancy Shevell, heiress to a wealthy American entrepreneur. the Sunday times estimate the couple’s net worth at £865million.

During his distinguished career, Paul McCartney received numerous awards, including 18 Grammy Awards, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.

Rumor has it that he could soon be made “Lord” in further recognition of the cultural imprint left by this prolific singer-songwriter.

Of the four Beatles, only he and Ringo Starr, who is also still touring at 81, survive.

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