He's been a Beatle, an MBE, he's been dead, high, a solo artist, a Wing commander, a father, a widower, prisoner, humanitarian crusader, vegetarian, multi-instrumentalist, award winner, influence on millions, Guinness world record holder and a knight.
Above all, James Paul McCartney is without question the most successful and widely interpreted composer of his generation.
Today he becomes a septuagenarian.
He also happens to be one of my favorite musicians. Happy Birthday, Macca!
Here are a ton of Sir Paul clips. Enjoy... (cue the Theme from Mahogany)