McCartney, Paul

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McCartney, Paul Gender: M
James Paul McCartney
born on 18 June 1942 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Liverpool, England, 53n25, 2w55
Timezone BDST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°37' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°18'

Alternative birthtime
From biography, no source given
Date 18 June 1942 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Liverpool, ENG (UK), 53n25, 2w55
Timezone BDST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°08' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°22 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 11°12'

Paul McCartney (2018)
photo: Raph_PH, license cc-by-2.0


English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for mega-star group the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Beatles bandmate 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.

Starting in 1961, The Beatles began setting world records in sales and by 1977 it was estimated that the group had sold 100 million singles and 100 million albums. In 1965, McCartney and the rest of the "Fab Four," as they were dubbed became Members of the Order of the British Empire, which is one step below knighthood. After traveling the world with sold-out tours, McCartney formed his own record label, Apple. On 1 January 1997 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for "Services to Music" in 1996 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a Solo Artist, 1999.

McCartney's musical roots came from his father, James, a bandleader. As a youth the big music in England was skiffle, a mixture of rhythm and blues and English folk. In 1957 he met fellow skiffle enthusiast, John Lennon, and formed the band The Quarrymen. The two began writing their own songs, beginning one of the most popular and productive collaborations in popular music history. In 1961, the band, now called the Silver Beatles, with pal George Harrison on lead guitar, caught the attention of Liverpool record store owner, Brian Epstein, who became their manager. "Silver" was soon dropped from their name and their wardrobe upgraded to suits and ties. Pete Best, their drummer, was sacked and replaced by Ringo Starr, who had been a member of a rival Liverpool group. After being rejected by almost all of the major record labels in England, the band was signed to EMI in 1962. George Martin, who was accustomed to recording comedy records, became their producer.

In 1964 the band won over America with five top singles with McCartney singing lead; "Yesterday" and "Michelle," both Grammy-winning songs. In 1966 the band quite performing live and chose to experiment in the studio and make more sophisticated recordings that were difficult to reproduce on-stage.

By 1970 the Beatles were finished. Tensions exploded when McCartney refused to be managed by Allen Klein, whom the other three had picked to handle their money. In 1970 he released his first solo album, McCartney. His second album, Ram, was credited to "Paul and Linda McCartney". McCartney's intention was to include his wife on all future musical collaborations and invited her to join his next band, Wings. She played keyboards and sang backup. They won a Grammy for the 1974 album Band on the Run. In 1981 McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession while touring Japan. Linda was busted on the same charge in 1984 upon the family's return from Barbados. A successful world tour in the '90s helped bring back his flagging popularity. In 1997 the three surviving Beatles reunited for a TV special The Beatles Anthology to promote a three volume retrospective of their work. On 11 March 1997 McCartney received a knighthood.

He was married in March 1969 to American photographer, animal rights activist and vegetarian Linda Eastman. Their 29-year marriage produced three kids whom they raised in the remote countryside of Sussex: Mary, Stella and James, and Linda's daughter, Heather. Linda was first diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1995 after a malignant tumor was removed. She soon began chemotherapy and by July 1997, with her hair grown back, she seemed on the road to recovery. In March 1998, tests revealed the cancer had spread to her liver. After an exceptionally sound and caring marriage, he lost her to breast cancer on 17 April 1998 in Tucson, Arizona.

Paul had a devastated period of mourning, wading through grief and loss for several years. In June 1998 he attended a Manhattan gallery opening of an exhibit of Linda's photographs and by fall had prepared for the release of a predominantly instrumental album of ambient music using the pseudonym "The Fireman." He led a campaign to promote Linda's posthumous solo album Wild Prairie. In March 1999 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer and in April 1999 joined a chorus of stars to sing "Let It Be" at a charity concert in Linda's memory.

In March 2000, McCartney confirmed that he and 32-year-old Heather Mills were "an item." A former swimsuit model, Mills lost her left leg below the knee when she was run over by a London motorcycle cop in 1993 and she became an advocate for land-mine victims. On 31 March 2001, media announced that McCartney had bought a $4 million, 4,700-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills from Courtney Love. They married at a posh ceremony in Ireland on 11 June 2002.

Acting very much the proud papa, the musician provided an elegant, media-free wedding for his 31-year-old daughter Stella on 30 August 2003 on the Scottish Isle of Bute. Paul was accompanied by his seven-months-pregnant wife, Heather Mills, aged 35.

On 1 November 2004, the prolific musician released another memoir, Each One Believing: On Stage, Off Stage and Backstage, a personal account of his prior world tour.

He became a grandfather on 25 February 2005 when daughter Stella gave birth to a baby boy early in the morning in London. The baby's name is Miller Alasdair James Willis.

On 17 May 2006, McCartney and Heather Mills announced that they had separated. The divorce proceedings were widely covered in the media, with each hurling accusations at the other, including at least one accusation of Paul's "dark side" where he was overly controlling and hit her. After the divorce ruling, the judge said that throughout the case Mills was "inconsistent, inaccurate and less than candid" while McCartney was "honest."

McCartney married again, this time to Nancy Shevell. The pair had met in the Hamptons in New York in 2007; they exchanged vows in London on 9 October 2011. She is a cousin of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters.

As a bass player McCartney has cited American musician Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys as a major influence. Wilson, in turn, has praised McCartney's bass playing. In 2000 Wilson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by McCartney, who referred to him as "one of the great American geniuses". McCartney and Wilson were born two days apart.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: The Beatles (born 17 August 1960). Notes: Bass guitarist/ singer/ songwriter, 1960-1970
  • associate relationship with Ray, Brian (born 4 January 1955). Notes: Musical partnership
  • associate relationship with Rihanna (born 20 February 1988). Notes: Music collaborators
  • business associate/partner relationship with Epstein, Brian (born 19 September 1934)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Harrison, George (born 25 February 1943)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Lennon, John (born 9 October 1940)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Martin, George (born 3 January 1926). Notes: as record producer
  • business associate/partner relationship with Starr, Ringo (born 7 July 1940)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Sutcliffe, Stu (born 23 June 1940). Notes: Band mates in The Beatles
  • parent->child relationship with McCartney, Heather (born 30 December 1962). Notes: Adopted
  • spouse relationship with McCartney, Linda (born 24 September 1941). Notes: 1969-1998, her death
  • spousal equivalent relationship with Asher, Jane (born 5 April 1946). Notes: 1963-1968
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Little Richard (born 5 December 1932). Notes: Vocalizations
  • compare to chart of Historic: P.E.T.A. (born 21 August 1980). Notes: McCartney is a supporter of PETA
  • compare to chart of Hohler, Franz (born 1 March 1943). Notes: Translations


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 6 July 1957 (Met John Lennon for first time)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1961 (Brian Epstein, Beatles manager)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1962 ("The Beatles" signed by EMI Records)
  • Financial : Best Period 1964 (Five top-selling singles)
  • Work : Gain social status 1965 (Member of the Order of the British Empire)
  • Social : Left group 1970 ("The Beatles" broke up)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1970 (Solo album, "McCartney")
  • Crime : Arrest 1981 (Marijuana possession)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (TV special, "The Beatles Anthology")
  • Work : Gain social status 11 March 1997 (Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 17 April 1998 at 12:00 midnight in Tucson, AZ (Linda, breast cancer)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize March 1999 (Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 1999 (Memorial singing of "Let It Be")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property March 2001 (Bought a $4 million house in Hollywood)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 11 June 2002 at 5:00 PM in Glasbough, Ireland (Heather Mills in Ireland, County Monaghan)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 October 2003 (daughter Beatrice born by second wife)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1 November 2004 (memoir about his most recent world tour)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Difficult period 17 May 2006 (Announced split from Heather Mills)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 9 October 2011 (Nancy Shevell)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Nalini Kanta Das (Tom Hopke) quotes Linda McCartney for the data of Paul (2:00 pm) and her, presented in an article printed in ACVA Journal Summer 1998, Vol 4 No.1. Dean DeLucia quotes Nalini for the data in 1994. David Goldstein confirms the data by email in January 1999.

(Formerly, PC gave 2:30 AM as "recorded," not confirmed. Old-file had 1:25 AM. Daphne Jones wrote "rectified to 2:05 AM from about midnight" in Astro-Review. Townley speculated midnight in "The Composite Chart"). Pamela Young contributes the following: "McCartney (Arrow Books, 2006) by Christopher Sandford: ... Mary [Paul's mother] was given the luxury of a private bed when her first son was born at Walton Hospital, shortly after two in the morning on 18 June 1942. He was baptised Catholic, and named James Paul McCartney. (page 18)"

atr accepted this document as more reliable than the previous entry, time was changed from 2 pm to 2 am, with 2pm kept as alternative chart. British astrologer Greg Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, lists 2:00 pm.

On 17 May 2018 Sy Scholfield reversed the order of the charts: 2pm is first because Linda McCartney is quoted and Greg Martin gives same; 2am is second because the biography gives no source.


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian since 1975)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (29 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy (Sound and caring marriage)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Heather 26 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Linda McCartney)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event (Wife's bout with breast cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Wife died of cancer)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One stepchild)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role (Solo performer later recordings)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Groups, "The Beatles," "The Quarrymen," "Wings")
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Drug business (Arrested for marijuana possession, Japan)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : New Age (Time with the Maharishi)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Record Label, "Apple")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo ("The Beatles," "The Quarrymen," "Wings")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Noted music producer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (memoirs)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Three)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (By Queen Elizabeth II)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Beatles)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book