Fans and stars pay tribute to “the best songwriter ever” Paul McCartney on his eightieth birthday

Fans and stars alike have flocked to social media to pay tribute to Paul McCartney at the mythical singer-songwriter’s eightieth birthday.

The extremely influential musician, referred to as each a vastly a hit solo artist and member of the mythical Beatles, in addition to founding father of the band Wings, used to be born James Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool.

His seismic have an effect on on track and popular culture is difficult to position into phrases. His relentless innovation and God-tier songwriting has been some of the nice riding forces of contemporary track, which in flip has impressed numerous different musicians.

His honours come with two inductions into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (as a member of The Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), an Academy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and a knighthood in 1997 for services and products to track.

Today (June 18), fanatics, buddies and entertainers were sharing tales, tributes, images and extra to mark the singer’s landmark birthday.

“They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man have a great day peace and love Ringo and Barbara love love peace and love,” McCartney’s Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr wrote on Twitter.

The reliable Twitter accounts for McCartney’s past due bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison every posted a birthday message. Lennon’s birthday shoutout got here along a playlist of the pair’s biggest songwriting collaborations; Harrison’s incorporated some previous pictures of McCartney, shot by means of Harrison himself.


Seán Ono Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, shared an acoustic rendition of ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ in tribute to the singer-songwriter.

“A little birdy told me this was one of your your fav Beatles tunes,” Ono Lennon wrote within the video’s caption. “So Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful music. You have mine and the whole world’s undying love and respect. (This version is a bit rough because it’s such a pretty song I kept getting choked up and staring again!)”

Simply Red‘s Mick Hucknall tweeted: “Britains greatest living songwriter Sir Paul McCartney is 80 today. He shares his birthday with my Daughter who is now 15 and admires the Beatles enormously. Today is a beautiful day.”

The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood needed McCartney “a very happy 80th birthday!!” along some footage of them, whilst Carole King tweeted: “Welcome to the 80’s.”

Legendary BBC Radio 2 presenter “Whispering Bob” Harris shared a photograph from an previous interview with McCartney, writing: Happy Birthday @PaulMcCartney I really like this photograph taken after we recorded an interview in combination for the ⁦⁦@BBCRadio2 display I made celebrating ‘The Day John Met Paul’ broadcast at the fiftieth anniversary of that ancient day. Thanks for the entire reminiscences Paul. Love you x”

A bevy of alternative tributes from fanatics and different stars were coming in from all over the world. Take a have a look at a few of them beneath:

Paul McCartney is ready to turn into the oldest Glastonbury headliner when he is taking to the Pyramid Stage subsequent Saturday night time (June 25). He’ll best the invoice along Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish, the latter of whom will turn into the pageant’s youngest-ever solo headliner.

On Thursday night time (June 16), McCartney joined forces with Bruce Springsteen as he wrapped his ‘Got Back’ US excursion in New York.

McCartney welcomed The Boss onstage on the MetExistence Stadium in New Jersey as a “birthday present to myself” to accomplish the latter’s 1984 vintage ‘Glory Days’ ahead of the pair performed The Beatles‘ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’.

Later within the display, Jon Bon Jovi additionally joined McCartney onstage to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him.

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