Here is a look at the life of musician Paul McCartney, former member of the Beatles.
Personal: Birth date: June 18, 1942
Birth place: Liverpool, England
Birth name: James Paul McCartney
Father: James McCartney, salesman and musician
Mother: Mary (Mohin) McCartney, nurse and midwife
Marriages: Nancy Shevell (October 9, 2011-present); Heather Mills McCartney (June 11, 2002-March 17, 2008, divorce); Linda (Eastman) McCartney (March 12, 1969-April 17, 1998, her death)
Children: with Heather Mills McCartney: Beatrice, October 28, 2003; with Linda (Eastman) McCartney: James, September 12, 1977, Stella, September 13, 1971, Mary, August 28, 1969, Heather, December 31, 1963 (Linda's daughter from a previous relationship, adopted by Paul)
Other Facts: Has had 29 #1 hits during his career, 20 with the Beatles and nine during his post-Beatle years.
Nominated for 48 and winner of 16 Grammy Awards (six solo/eight with Beatles/two with Wings).
Nominated for three and winner of one Academy Award.
Long-time vegetarian and animal rights activist.
McCartney has appeared on several of former Beatle Ringo Starr's solo albums, including "Vertical Man" (1998) and "Y Not" (2010).
Did not ask second wife Heather Mills to sign a pre-nuptial agreement because he thought it was "unromantic."
An urban legend in the late 1960s purported that McCartney was dead and had been replaced by a double.
Timeline: 1957 - McCartney meets John Lennon at a church picnic in Liverpool, England. He later joins Lennon's group, The Quarrymen.
1960 - After several name changes, the group becomes known as the Beatles.
November 9, 1961 - Brian Epstein sees the Beatles play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and becomes their manager.
1962 - The Beatles are signed by EMI-Parlaphone and release their first record.
1963 - Beatlemania hits England as the group has four number one hits.
January 3, 1964 - U.S. television debut, in a film clip on "The Jack Paar Show."
February 9, 1964 - The Beatles appear live on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
April 13, 1965 - The Beatles win two Grammy Awards, one for Best Performance by a Vocal Group and one for Best New Artist of 1964.
August 15, 1965 - They play for a crowd of 55,000 people at Shea Stadium in New York.
October 26, 1965 - Queen Elizabeth II names the Beatles members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.