The legendary artist, the member of the legendary Beatles, Paul Mccartney was born in hot summer of 1942 in Liverpool. His mother Mary was working in the same hospital as a nurse. She and Paul’s father were both Irush of origin. They baptized their son in Roman Catholic Church, but as the mother was catholic and the father was protestant, they were raising him in a secular way.
From 1947 on, Mary started to work as a freelance midwife. The job hard by itself, became more complicated, because she could be called for a delivery at any time of the day then. But it was paid well, and the family could afford move to a more comfortable neighborhood in Allerton. During the war, Paul’s father worked at a military plant and after the war ended, he got a job at a cotton farm. His weekly wage was 6 pounds only which was depressing for him, because his wife earned much more. The family did not starve but lived modestly. For example, hey could afford a TV only in 1953.
Ib 1954, the McCartneys family shifted to Wallesy and the to Spik. They did not stay for long in each city and finally settled in Allerton where Paul’s mother died from breast cancer after six months. Later, this became a reason why Paul McCartney became so close to John Lennon who also lost his mother at an early age.
Paul’s father gave his son a second-hand trumpet which the latter had exchanged for an acoustic guitar. As Paul was left-handed, he rearranged the strings on his instrument. Plating guitar helped him to overcome the loss and was a start of his musical career.
After mother’s death, the three men – Paul, his father and his brother Michael – stayed alone. By that time, the father’s wage rose up to 10 pounds a week. Nevertheless, he paid much attention to his children’s cultural education: took them to concerts and museums, played piano at home. Although they had to save every penny, the father could bring up his sons without any complexes regarding poverty. Thanks to him, Paul McCartney grew calm and restrained and did not lose his mind in the world if show business.
Paul met John Lennon at a small casting for a band. The boys soon became friends. Although their families did not like it, they started a musical group. By 1960, it was formed and changed the initial name Quarrymen for The Silver Beatles. Soon the name was shortened, and the members head to Hamburg for a tour. Paul’s father was against, but Paul told him that one concert would bring them 10 shillings which solved the problem. There, in Germany, Paul grew up as a professional musician. From 1960, their popularity starts to wind up. In 1961, they sign their first contract. In 1962, their single tops the charts. The following 10 years become the era of The Beatles.
After the band broke, McCartney felt depressed and stayed alone in West Scotland for a while. But his depression was over and ended with his solo album. It was sold well and became platinum but the critics and John Lennon did not value it high.
Paul McCartney 2017 tour is on now. The artist is coming to USA, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Paul McCartney tour dates are from September, 11 till December, 16. This year, Paul McCartney’s tour schedule is not really tough with one-two days break between the shows. Paul McCartney concert tour tickets are available online now. Most part of Paul McCartney’s concert schedule is fixed for the US cities.
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