Paul McCartney

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  • Started: 6/18/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 6/21/2012 17:00
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Paul McCartney
Contest Directions: Sir Paul McCartney is rocking into old age - the Beatles legend turns 70 today, and still writing and touring, with his ever-trusty guitar. The iconic artist has been entertaining the masses since his teens, when he met a local kid named John Lennon from his native Liverpool, England and joined his group The Quarrymen. The band soon changed its name to The Beatles, and the rest is... history, and still continuing. McCartney has established himself as a great solo star too and continues to rock audiences around the world, including a rather royal crowd at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee concert in London earlier this month. He remains the most successful composer and recording artist of all time with sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles around the world, and the superstar isn't showing any signs of retiring. Here are some interesting facts about Macca:
* Because Paul is left handed, during his career as a Beatle, and to this day, he uses guitars made with the bridge on the right side, so he can play using his left hand.
* Paul got busted many times for drugs, including several times in the 1970s, once in 1980 and 1984, and once during the 1993 world tour.
* He has never been able to read musical notation; instead he writes and plays by ear.
* According to Paul, he composed the entire melody of "Yesterday" in a dream one night at the London flat of his then girlfriend, Jane Asher. Upon waking, he hurried to the piano, turned on a tape recorder and recorded the tune to avoid letting it slip into the recesses of his mind. Having no lyrics, and apparently being hungry, he sang "Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Eggs" - which became the working title of one of the most popular songs in history, and a personal favorite of Paul's.
* He met George Harrison on a bus to school, and asked him to be in John Lennon's group.
* His song, "When I'm 64" was written for his father Jim on his 64th birthday.
* Paul is an avid vegetarian. His famous quote is: "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."

To mark the 70th birthday of Paul McCartney, photoshop him any way you wish.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/18/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 6/21/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 27
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
27 pictures
  • Old Paul McCartney With The Beatles

    Old Paul McCartney With The Beatles
  • Paul McCartney Digital Drawing

    Paul McCartney Digital Drawing
  • The Queen Paul McCartney

    The Queen Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney with a Guitar He Can't Play

    Paul McCartney with a Guitar He Can't Play
  • Paul McCartney's Birthday Party

    Paul McCartney's Birthday Party
  • Royal Paul McCartney as the Queen

    Royal Paul McCartney as the Queen
  • Paul McCartney the One Man Band

    Paul McCartney the One Man Band
  • Paul McCartney Hands Across the Water

    Paul McCartney Hands Across the Water
  • British American Gothic Painting with Paul McCartney

    British American Gothic Painting with Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney Smoking in a Birthday Hat

    Paul McCartney Smoking in a Birthday Hat
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