London – Former Beatle Paul MCCARTNEYone of the most recognized personalities of all time and who carries with him the legacy of the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music, turned 80 yesterday.
Revered like other national figures such as Queen Elizabeth II, McCartney has become a British icon, associated with the greatest hits of the Beatles, the band he formed in his native Liverpool with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, as well as by his closeness to the people.
Neither the passing of the years nor the new musical talents can outshine McCartney, a living legend who refuses to leave music at his age because, as he once told a group of journalists, including Efe: “What am I going to do? do? watch TV?”.
In addition to writing the most famous songs of the Beatles, such as “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude” or “Let it Be”, McCartney has been a composer of classical music, electronic music and soundtrack for a James Bond movie -“Live and Let”. Die”.
With his boyish face and his closeness to people, McCartney, who holds the title of “gentleman” (sir), continues to generate media attention, but fame has not gone to his head, according to his neighbors in his neighborhood of St. John’s Wood, where the legendary Abbey Road studios (London) are located.
Born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool (northwest England), James Paul McCartney was born into a working family, in which music was present since he was a child because his father, James, played the piano in his spare time with a local band and encouraged his son to learn musical instruments.