Paul McCartney (1942-) formed the Beatles in 1960 with John Lennon (1940-1980), George Harrison (1943-2001) and Ringo Starr (1940-) in Liverpool, England. They went on to become the most succesful pop group of all time and finally split in 1970. Paul McCartney subsequently went on to form Wings with his wife Linda, as well as having a succesful solo career. McCartney was awarded a knighthood in 1997.
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