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Paul McCartney

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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter and bassist for the Beatles. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre–rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.Born in Liverpool, McCartney taught himself piano, guitar and songwriting as a teenager, having been influenced by his father, a jazz player, and rock 'n' roll performers such as Little Richard and Buddy Holly. He began his career when he joined Lennon's skiffle group, the Quarrymen, in 1957, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Sometimes called "the cute Beatle", McCartney later involved himself with the London avant-garde and spearheaded the incorporation of experimental aesthetics into the Beatles' studio productions. Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became the band's de facto leader, providing the creative impetus for most of their music and film projects. Many of his Beatles songs, including "And I Love Her", "Yesterday", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Blackbird", rank among the most covered songs in history.After the Beatles disbanded, he debuted as a solo artist with the 1970 album McCartney and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. Led by McCartney, Wings was one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. He resumed his solo career in 1980 and has toured as a solo artist since 1989. Without Wings, his UK or US number-one hits have included "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (with Linda), "Coming Up", "Pipes of Peace", "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder), and "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson). Beyond music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education.

McCartney has written or co-written a record 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100, and, as of 2009, had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the US. His honours include 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 to music. As of 2020, he is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £800 million.

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August 9, 2022

Idris Elba on how he “hustled” his way onto Jay-Z’s ‘American Gangster’ by writing a poem

"Both those artists don’t know I’m on those albums," he said of Jay-Z and Paul McCartney The post Idris Elba on how he “hustled” his way onto Jay-Z’s ‘American Gangster’ by writing a poem appeared first on NME.

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August 5, 2022

John Lennon’s Scathing 1971 Letter to Paul McCartney Is Up for Auction

"If we’re not cool, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU,” Lennon jabs at his former bandmate in the harsh letter.

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August 5, 2022

John Lennon’s Scathing Post-Beatles Breakup Letter to Paul McCartney Goes to Auction

"If we’re not cool, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU," Lennon digs at former band mate in 1971 response to McCartney interview

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August 4, 2022

Musician Cookbooks You Need for Your Next Dinner Party

See our top picks for celebrity cookbooks, from Snoop Dogg's guide to "munchies" to Paul McCartney's "meat free" meals.

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July 22, 2022

Peter Jackson to develop “very different” Beatles film with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

"It needs technology that doesn’t quite exist at the moment" The post Peter Jackson to develop “very different” Beatles film with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared first on NME.

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July 21, 2022

Listen to Muse’s stomping new single ‘Kill Or Be Killed’

"Lyrically the song takes influence from my favourite Paul McCartney song ‘Live And Let Die’" The post Listen to Muse’s stomping new single ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ appeared first on NME.

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July 5, 2022

Beyonce Joins Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson for This Hot 100 Milestone — As a Solo Artist & With a Group

Beyoncé becomes just the third artist, and only female artist, with at least 20 top 10s as a soloist and 10 with a group.

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July 1, 2022

Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Finneas and more added to Ukraine TV fundraiser line-up

'Ukraine: Answering The Call' airs this Sunday (July 3) The post Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Finneas and more added to Ukraine TV fundraiser line-up appeared first on NME.

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June 30, 2022

Billie Eilish, Finneas, Paul McCartney & More Added to NBC’s ‘Ukraine: Answering the Call’ Lineup

Ukraine: Answering the Call is an hour-long event that aims to raise awareness and funds for those whose lives have been impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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June 29, 2022

ABBA’s Benny Andersson responds to Dave Grohl’s Glastonbury top with Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn To Fly’ cover

The Foos frontman showed his love for ABBA while performing alongside Paul McCartney at Worthy Farm last weekend The post ABBA’s Benny Andersson responds to Dave Grohl’s Glastonbury top with Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn To Fly’ cover appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Paul McCartney fan who caused halt to his Glastonbury set after fainting speaks out

"Probably five, six songs in [to the set], that was it, game over" The post Paul McCartney fan who caused halt to his Glastonbury set after fainting speaks out appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

Steve Coogan quotes famous Alan Partridge Beatles line as he watches Paul McCartney at Glastonbury

The star also gave his verdict on McCartney's set The post Steve Coogan quotes famous Alan Partridge Beatles line as he watches Paul McCartney at Glastonbury appeared first on NME.

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June 26, 2022

Paul McCartney Welcomes Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen to Glastonbury Set

At age 80, Paul McCartney is Glastonbury's oldest-ever solo headliner.

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June 26, 2022

Watch Dave Grohl Join Paul McCartney for First Public Performance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death

Bruce Springsteen also serves as surprise guest during McCartney's Glastonbury headlining set

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June 26, 2022

Watch Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen join Paul McCartney on stage at Glastonbury 2022

Historic The post Watch Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen join Paul McCartney on stage at Glastonbury 2022 appeared first on NME.

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June 26, 2022

Paul McCartney duets virtually with John Lennon for Glastonbury headline set

The Beatle became the festival’s oldest ever headliner at age 80 The post Paul McCartney duets virtually with John Lennon for Glastonbury headline set appeared first on NME.

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June 25, 2022

Billie Eilish on Paul McCartney: “The Beatles were what raised me”

“My name next to theirs and being on the same level as them… it’s bonkers” The post Billie Eilish on Paul McCartney: “The Beatles were what raised me” appeared first on NME.

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June 24, 2022

Paul McCartney plays Frome warm-up gig ahead of Glastonbury

"Thank you Frome-anians, we had a good time in here tonight" The post Paul McCartney plays Frome warm-up gig ahead of Glastonbury appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Paul McCartney’s Career Boxscore Total Soars Past $1 Billion

The evergreen Beatle surpasses $1 billion in total reported grosses over 30-plus years as he mounts the biggest tour of May 2022.

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June 23, 2022

Paul McCartney announces Glastonbury warm-up gig at Frome’s Cheese & Grain

The 1,400 capacity Somerset venue promises McCartney's warm-up set will be "full of wonderful surprises" The post Paul McCartney announces Glastonbury warm-up gig at Frome’s Cheese & Grain appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Ready Glastonbury? Check out these exclusive Paul McCartney live photos

See Macca on stage and behind-the-scenes The post Ready Glastonbury? Check out these exclusive Paul McCartney live photos appeared first on NME.

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June 20, 2022

Elvis Costello covers ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ for Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday

The song was also covered by John Lennon's son Sean Ono Lennon to celebrate Macca's milestone The post Elvis Costello covers ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ for Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday appeared first on NME.

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June 18, 2022

Sean Ono Lennon marks Paul McCartney’s birthday with cover of ‘Here, There and Everywhere’

"Thank you for all the beautiful music. You have mine and the whole world’s undying love and respect" The post Sean Ono Lennon marks Paul McCartney’s birthday with cover of ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ appeared first on NME.

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June 18, 2022

Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday Celebrated by Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon & More: See Their Tributes

"Thanks for all the lovely greetings and warm wishes for my birthday," Macca tweeted.

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June 18, 2022

Sean Ono Lennon Marks Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday With ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ Cover

Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and many more pay tribute to Beatles legend on landmark birthday

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June 18, 2022

Fans and stars pay tribute to “the greatest songwriter ever” Paul McCartney on his 80th birthday

"Thank you for filling our lives with unforgettable, beautiful, world-changing music" The post Fans and stars pay tribute to “the greatest songwriter ever” Paul McCartney on his 80th birthday appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2022

They Say It’s Paul McCartney’s Birthday. He’s Celebrating With a Box Set of His Self-Titled LPs

Limited edition set collects McCartney (1970), McCartney II (1980), and McCartney III as artist turns 80

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June 17, 2022

Paul McCartney’s three solo albums to be released together for the first time

The collection will be available this summer The post Paul McCartney’s three solo albums to be released together for the first time appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2022

Paul McCartney Releasing McCartney Trilogy Box Set

McCartney I, II, and III, which span five decades, will be packaged together for the first time

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Discs

Women And Wives (Studio Outtake)

December 17, 2021

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Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)

July 30, 2021

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McCartney III Imagined

April 16, 2021

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Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix)

April 15, 2021

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Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin)

April 15, 2021

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Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix)

April 15, 2021

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Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme)

April 15, 2021

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Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)

April 15, 2021

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Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix)

April 15, 2021

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Slidin' (EOB Remix)

April 7, 2021

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Find My Way (feat. Beck)

March 25, 2021

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The Kiss Of Venus (Dominic Fike)

March 11, 2021

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McCartney III

December 18, 2020

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Holidays

November 20, 2020

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We All Stand Together

November 6, 2020

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Flaming Pie

July 31, 2020

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Flaming Pie (Archive Collection)

July 31, 2020

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Beautiful Night EP

July 17, 2020

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The World Tonight EP

June 26, 2020

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Young Boy EP

June 5, 2020

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Home Tonight / In A Hurry

November 22, 2019

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Nothing For Free (DJ Chris Holmes Remix)

July 1, 2019

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Drive My Car / Nod Your Head / Calico Skies (Live)

June 28, 2019

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Egypt Station (Explorer's Edition)

May 17, 2019

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Get Enough

January 1, 2019

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Spotify Singles: Paul McCartney Box Set

September 14, 2018

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Egypt Station

September 7, 2018

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Fuh You

August 15, 2018

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I Don't Know

June 20, 2018

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Come On To Me

June 20, 2018

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Let It Be (Live at Wembley Stadium, 13th July 1985)

January 1, 2018

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Wonderful Christmastime

September 22, 2017

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FourFiveSeconds

January 24, 2015

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Hope For The Future

January 1, 2014

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NEW (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 2014

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NEW (Deluxe Edition)

October 15, 2013

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NEW

October 15, 2013

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New

January 1, 2013

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NEW (Q&A)

January 1, 2013

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Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

November 27, 2012

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Kisses On The Bottom

January 1, 2012

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Ocean's Kingdom

January 1, 2011

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McCartney: Ocean's Kingdom (Deluxe Version)

January 1, 2011

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Good Evening New York City

November 17, 2009

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Amoeba Gig (Live)

November 13, 2007

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Memory Almost Full

June 4, 2007

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Memory Almost Full (Deluxe Edition)

June 4, 2007

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Beatles Baroque (Vol. 3)

October 3, 2006

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Ecce Cor Meum

September 25, 2006

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Chaos And Creation In The Backyard

September 12, 2005

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Twin Freaks

June 14, 2005

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Back In The World (Live)

May 17, 2003

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Back In The U.S.

May 17, 2003

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Beatles Baroque 2

August 12, 2002

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Driving Rain

November 12, 2001

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Beatles Baroque (Vol. 1)

October 1, 2000

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Liverpool Sound Collage

August 21, 2000

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Mccartney: Liverpool Oratorio Suite / The Family Way / A Leaf / Distractions

March 1, 2000

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Run Devil Run

October 5, 1999

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Little Children

June 18, 1999

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Working Classical

January 1, 1999

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Music of The Beatles

January 1, 1997

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Standing Stone

January 1, 1997

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Paul Is Live

November 8, 1993

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Off The Ground

February 1, 1993

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Unplugged - The Official Bootleg

May 20, 1991

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Liverpool Oratorio

January 1, 1991

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Tripping The Live Fantastic Highlights!

November 12, 1990

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Tripping The Live Fantastic

November 5, 1990

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Flowers In The Dirt (Remastered)

June 5, 1989

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Flowers In The Dirt (Archive Collection)

June 5, 1989

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CHOBA B CCCP

October 31, 1988

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Press To Play

October 22, 1986

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Give My Regards To Broad Street

October 22, 1984

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Pipes Of Peace (Archive Collection)

October 28, 1983

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Pipes Of Peace

October 28, 1983

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Tug Of War (Archive Collection)

April 26, 1982

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Tug Of War

April 26, 1982

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McCartney II (Special Edition)

May 16, 1980

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McCartney II

May 16, 1980

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McCartney II (Archive Edition)

May 16, 1980

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Wings Over America

December 10, 1976

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Band On The Run (Archive Collection)

December 5, 1973

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Ram (Paul McCartney Archive Collection)

May 17, 1971

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Ram (Archive Collection)

May 17, 1971

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McCartney (Archive Collection)

April 17, 1970

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The Family Way (Original Soundtrack Recording)

January 6, 1967

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