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Paul McCartney was born June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England.

His work with the Beatles in the 1960s helped lift popular music from its origins in the entertainment business and transform it into a creative, highly commercial art form. He is also one of the most popular solo performers of all time in terms of both sales of his recordings and attendance at his concerts. Musician. Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England to Mary and James McCartney on June 18, 1942. His mother was a maternity nurse and his father a cotton salesman and jazz pianist with a local band. The young McCartney was raised in a traditional working-class family, much the same as his future fellow BeatlesRingo Starr and George Harrison. Tragically, when McCartney was only 14 years old, his mother died of complications after a mastectomy. His future bandmate John Lennon also lost his mother at a young age, a connection that McCartney would later point to as the start of a close bond between the two musicians. Encouraged by his father to try out multiple musical instruments, Paul McCartney began his lifelong love affair with music at an early age. Although he took formal music lessons as a boy, the future star preferred to learn by ear, teaching himself the Spanish guitar, trumpet and piano. In 1957, the teenaged musician met John Lennon at a church festival where both young men were performing. Sensing an early affinity, McCartney joined Lennon's band The Quarrymen. The two quickly became the group's songwriters, ushering it through many name changes and a few personnel changes as well. By 1960, they had settled on a new moniker, The Beatles, and George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best rounded out the group. The soon-to-be legendary mod squad started out the sixties in Hamburg, Germany, spending two years playing various nightclubs there. Soon Sutcliffe left the band, leaving McCartney to pick up the slack as the group's bass player. While in Hamburg, The Beatles recorded their first tracks, garnering the attention of Brian Epstein, who would quickly sign on as the band's manager. It wasn't long before The Beatles headed back to their home country and began working their way into the popular consciousness there. With Best's replacement by drummer Ringo Starr, the group seemed to gain steam. The impact that The Beatles would ultimately have on the 1960s in music, film and popular culture is hard to overstate. "Beatlemania" soon gripped the world, and when the group made their debut in America the media would dub it the beginning of the "British Invasion," a period of musical crossover between the two nations that would change rock n' roll forever. During a decade full of political and social strife, The Beatles expressed the broader hopes of their contemporaries for peace, love, and rock n' roll. McCartney in particular would write more hits for the band than any other member. Songs like "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," "Yellow Submarine," and "Hello, Goodbye" would provide the soundtrack for a generation. In 1969, McCartney married Linda Eastman, an American photographer, who would prove to be his muse for the next 30 years. The family had four children, Heather (Linda's daughter from a previous marriage), Mary, Stella and James. The 1980s proved a trying time for McCartney; an arrest for marijuana possession in Japan in 1980 was followed shortly by the devastating assassination of his longtime partner and friend, John Lennon. In the wake of Lennon's death, McCartney stopped touring until 1989. However, McCartney continued to play and record new music, working in collaboration with artists like Stevie Wonder andMichael Jackson. In the 1990s, he collaborated with former bandmates Harrison and Starr to work on The Beatles Anthology documentary series. In 2012, McCartney released his latest album Kisses on the Bottom. He revisited some of his favorite songs from his childhood, creating his own versions of such classics as "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "My Valentine." McCartney made headlines later that year when he joined Bruce Springsteen on stage. He performed with Springsteen in London's Hyde Park that July, and together the legendary rockers performed two Beatles hits, "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Twist and Shout." Unfortunately, this impressive live jam was cut short by the authorities. Their microphones were turned off by the event organizers after the concert had exceeded its scheduled end time. McCartney is undoubtedly pop music royalty. For his contributions to global rock n' roll culture, he has been knighted, honored as a Fellow at the Royal College of Music, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The former Beatle's interests extend far beyond music, and he has made successful forays into film, writing, painting, meditation, and activism. Linda McCartney passed away from cancer in 1998. In 2002, Paul married his second wife, Heather Mills, a former model and anti-landmine activist. Their daughter Beatrice was born in 2003. Amid much press scrutiny and intense animosity, the couple split in 2006. In 2011, McCartney married for the third time. He and Nancy Shevell, a New York businesswoman, tied the knot in London that October.

Despite his many business ventures and other interests, the most prolific Beatle continues touring, selling out massive arenas and showing no signs of stopping. When asked about slowing down, the rock legend said, in typical fashion, "Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I'd rather be out playing." Paul McCartney naci el 18 de junio 1942, en Liverpool, Inglaterra. Su trabajo con los Beatles en la dcada de 1960 ayud a levantar la msica popular desde sus orgenes en el mundo del espectculo y la transforman en una forma creativa, el arte altamente comercial. l es tambin uno de los solistas ms populares de todos los tiempos en trminos de ventas de sus discos y la asistencia a sus conciertos. Msico. Paul McCartney naci en Liverpool, Inglaterra, para Mary y James McCartney el 18 de junio de 1942. Su madre era una enfermera de maternidad y su padre un vendedor de algodn y pianista de jazz con una banda local. El joven McCartney fue criado en una tradicional familia de clase obrera, lo mismo que su futuro compaero BeatlesRingo Starr y George Harrison. Trgicamente, cuando McCartney tena slo 14 aos, su madre muri de complicaciones despus de una mastectoma. Su futuro compaero de banda John Lennon tambin perdi a su madre a una edad temprana, una conexin que McCartney ms tarde sealara como el inicio de un estrecho vnculo entre los dos msicos. Alentado por su padre para probar varios instrumentos musicales, Paul McCartney comenz su historia de amor para toda la vida con la msica a una edad temprana. A pesar de que tom clases formales de msica como un nio, la futura estrella prefiri aprender de odo, ensendose a s mismo la guitarra espaola trompeta y piano. En 1957, el msico adolescente conoci a John Lennon en un festival de la iglesia donde los dos jvenes estaban realizando. Percibiendo una afinidad temprano, McCartney uni a la banda de Lennon, The Quarrymen. Los dos rpidamente se convirti en compositores del grupo, dando paso a travs de muchos cambios de nombre y unos pocos cambios de personal tambin. Para 1960, se haban establecido en un nuevo apodo, The Beatles, y George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe y Pete Best completan el grupo. El equipo pronto-a-ser legendario mod de los sesenta comenz en Hamburgo, Alemania, donde pas dos aos jugando all varios clubes nocturnos. Pronto Sutcliffe abandon la banda, dejando a McCartney a tomar el relevo como bajista del grupo. Durante su estancia en Hamburgo, los Beatles grabaron sus primeros temas, atrayendo la atencin de Brian Epstein, que rpidamente se inicie la sesin como administrador de la banda. No pas mucho tiempo antes de que The Beatles regresaron a su pas y comenz a trabajar su camino en la conciencia popular. Con el reemplazo de Best por el baterista Ringo Starr, el grupo pareci ganar vapor. El impacto que los Beatles finalmente tendra en la dcada de 1960 en la cultura de la msica, el cine y popular es difcil de exagerar. "Beatlemania" pronto se apoder de todo el mundo, y cuando el grupo hizo su debut en los Estados Unidos los medios de comunicacin sera dub que el comienzo de la "Invasin Britnica", un perodo de cruce musical entre las dos naciones que cambiaran rock n 'roll para siempre. Durante toda una dcada de luchas polticas y sociales, los Beatles expres las esperanzas ms amplias de sus contemporneos por la paz, el amor y rock n 'roll. McCartney, en particular, escribira ms xitos de la banda que cualquier otro miembro. Canciones como "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", "Let It Be", "Yellow Submarine" y "Hello, Goodbye" proporcionara la banda sonora de una generacin. En 1969, McCartney se cas con Linda Eastman, una fotgrafa estadounidense, que resultara ser su musa durante los prximos 30 aos. La familia tuvo cuatro hijos, Heather (hija de Linda de un matrimonio anterior), Mary, Stella y James. La dcada de 1980 result ser un momento difcil para McCartney, un arresto por posesin de marihuana en Japn en 1980 fue seguida en breve por el asesinato devastador de su compaero y amigo, John Lennon. A raz de la muerte de Lennon, McCartney dej de hacer giras hasta 1989. Sin embargo, McCartney sigui reproducir y grabar msica nueva, trabajando en colaboracin con artistas como Stevie Wonder andMichael Jackson. En la dcada de 1990, colabor con el ex compaeros de banda Harrison y Starr para trabajar en la serie documental The Beatles Anthology. En 2012, McCartney lanz su ltimo lbum Besos en la parte inferior. Volvi a visitar algunas de sus canciones favoritas de su infancia, creando sus propias versiones de clsicos como "Es slo una luna de papel" y "My Valentine". McCartney lleg a los titulares despus de ese ao cuando se uni a Bruce Springsteen en el escenario. Actu con Springsteen en el Hyde Park de Londres ese mes de julio, y juntos los rockeros legendarios Beatles realizaron dos hits, "Yo vi all de pie" y "Twist and Shout". Por desgracia, este atasco impresionante en vivo se vio truncada por las autoridades. Sus micrfonos estaban apagados por los organizadores del evento despus de que el concierto haba excedido su tiempo de finalizacin programada.

McCartney es sin duda realeza de la msica pop. Por su contribucin a la cultura mundial rollo rock n ', ha sido nombrado caballero, honrado como miembro del Royal College of Music, y la instalaron en el Rock and Roll Hall de la Fama. Los intereses del ex Beatle se extienden mucho ms all de la msica, y ha hecho incursiones con xito en el cine, la escritura, la pintura, la meditacin y el activismo. Linda McCartney falleci de cncer en 1998. En 2002, Paul se cas con su segunda esposa, Heather Mills, una ex modelo y activista contra las minas terrestres. Su hija Beatrice naci en 2003. En medio de mucho escrutinio de la prensa y la animosidad intensa, la pareja se separ en 2006. En 2011, McCartney se cas por tercera vez. l y Nancy Shevell, una empresaria de Nueva York, se casaron en Londres en octubre. A pesar de sus muchos emprendimientos comerciales y otros intereses, el ms prolfico Beatle contina de gira, la venta de entradas en anfiteatros enormes y no muestra seales de detenerse. Cuando se le pregunt acerca de la desaceleracin, la leyenda del rock, dijo, de manera tpica, "Por qu me retire? Quedarse en casa y ver la televisin? No, gracias. Prefiero estar fuera de juego".

Out of all the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career, maintaining a constant presence in the British and American charts during the '70s and '80s. In America alone, he had nine number one singles and seven number one albums during the first 12 years of his solo career. Although he sold records, McCartney never attained much critical respect, especially when compared to his former partner John Lennon. Then again, he pursued a different path than Lennon, deciding early on that he wanted to be in a rock band. Within a year after the Beatles' breakup, McCartney had formed Wings with his wife Linda, and the group remained active for the next ten years, racking up a string of hit albums, singles, and tours in the meantime. By the late '70s, many critics were taking potshots at McCartney's effortlessly melodic songcraft, but that didn't stop the public from buying his records. His sales didn't slow considerably until the late '80s, and he retaliated with his first full-scale tour since the '70s, which was a considerable success. During the '90s, McCartney recorded less frequently, concentrating on projects like his first classical recording, a techno album, and the Beatles' Anthology. Like Lennon and George Harrison, Paul McCartney began exploring creative avenues outside the Beatles during the late '60s, but where his bandmates released their own experimental records, McCartney confined himself to writing and production for other artists, with the exception of his 1966 soundtrack to The Family Way. Following his marriage to Linda Eastman on March 12, 1969, McCartney began working at his home studio on his first solo album. He released the record, McCartney, in April 1970, two weeks before the Beatles' Let It Be was scheduled to hit the stores. Prior to the album's release, he announced that the Beatles were breaking up, which was against the wishes of the other members. As a result, the tensions between him and the other three members, particularly Harrison and Lennon, increased and he earned the ill will of many critics. Nevertheless, McCartney became a hit, spending three weeks at the top of the American charts. Early in 1971, he returned with "Another Day," which became his first hit single as a solo artist. It was followed several months later by Ram, another home-made collection, this time featuring the contributions of his wife Linda. By the end of 1971, the McCartneys had formed Wings, which was intended to be a full-fledged recording and touring band. Former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell became the group's other members, and Wings released their first album, Wild Life, in December 1971. Wild Life was greeted with poor reviews and was a relative flop. McCartney and Wings, which now featured former Grease Band guitarist Henry McCullough, spent 1972 as a working band, releasing three singles -- the protest "Give Ireland Back to the Irish," the reggae-fied "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and the rocking "Hi Hi Hi" -- in England. Red Rose Speedway followed in the spring of 1973, and while it received weak reviews, it became his second American number one album. Later in 1973, Wings embarked on their first British tour, at the conclusion of which McCullough and Seiwell left the band. Prior to their departure, the McCartney's theme to the James Bond movie Live and Let Die became a Top Ten hit in the U.S. and U.K.. That summer, the remaining Wings proceeded to record a new album in Nigeria. Released late in 1973, Band on the Run, was simultaneously McCartney's best-reviewed album and his most successful, spending four weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and eventually going triple platinum. Following the success of Band on the Run, McCartney formed a new version of Wings with guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton. The new lineup was showcased on the 1974 British single "Junior's Farm" and the 1975 hit album

Venus and Mars. At the Speed of Sound followed in 1976, and it was the first Wings record to feature songwriting contributions by the other bandmembers. Nevertheless, the album became a monster success on the basis of two McCartney songs, "Silly Love Songs" and "Let 'Em In." Wings supported the album with their first international tour which broke many attendance records and was captured on the live triple-album Wings Over America (1976). After the tour was completed, Wings rested a bit during 1977, as McCartney released an instrumental version of Ram under the name Thrillington and produced Denny Laine's solo album, Holly Days. Later that year, Wings released "Mull of Kintyre," which became the biggest-selling British single of all time, selling over two million copies. Wings followed "Mull of Kintyre" with London Town in 1978, which became another platinum record. After its release, McCulloch left the band to join the reformed Small Faces and Wings released Back to the Egg in 1979. Though the record went platinum, it failed to produce any big hits. Early in 1980, McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession at the beginning of a Japanese tour; he was imprisoned for ten days and then released, without any charges being pressed. Wings embarked on a British tour in the spring of 1980 before McCartney recorded McCartney II, which was a one-man band effort like his solo debut. The following year, Denny Laine left Wings because McCartney didn't want to tour in the wake of John Lennon's assassination; in doing so, he effectively broke up Wings. McCartney entered the studio later that year with Beatles producer George Martin to make Tug of War. Released in the spring of 1982, Tug of War received the best reviews of any McCartney record since Band on the Run and spawned the number one single "Ebony and Ivory," a duet with Stevie Wonder that became McCartney's biggest American hit. In 1983, McCartney sang on "The Girl Is Mine," the first single from Michael Jackson's blockbuster album Thriller. In return, Jackson dueted with McCartney on "Say Say Say," the first single from Paul's 1983 album Pipes of Peace and the last number one single of his career. The relationship between Jackson and McCartney soured considerably when Jackson bought the publishing rights to the Beatles songs from underneath McCartney in 1985. McCartney directed his first feature film in 1984 with Give My Regards to Broad Street. While the soundtrack, which featured new songs and re-recorded Beatles tunes, was a hit, generating the hit single "No More Lonely Nights," the film was a flop, earning terrible reviews. The following year he had his last American Top Ten with the theme to the Chevy Chase/Dan Aykroyd comedy Spies Like Us. Press to Play (1986) received some strong reviews but the album was a flop. In 1988, he recorded a collection of rock & roll oldies called Choba B CCCP for release in the USSR; it was given official release in the US and UK in 1991. For 1989's Flowers in the Dirt, McCartney co-wrote several songs with Elvis Costello; the pair also wrote songs for Costello's Spike, including the hit "Veronica." Flowers in the Dirt received the strongest reviews of any McCartney release since Tug of War and was supported by an extensive international tour, which was captured on the live double-album Tripping the Live Fantastic (1990). For the tour, McCartney hired guitarist Robbie McIntosh and bassist Hamish Stuart, who would form the core of his band through the remainder of the '90s. Early in 1991, McCartney released another live album in the form of Unplugged, which was taken from his appearance on MTV's acoustic concert program of the same name; it was the first Unplugged album to be released. Later that year, he unveiled Liverpool Oratorio, his first classical work. Another pop album, Off the Ground, followed in 1993, but the album failed to generate any big hits, despite McCartney's successful supporting tour. Following the completion of the "New World" tour, he released another live album, Paul Is Live, in December of 1993. In 1994, he released an ambient techno album under the pseudonym the Fireman. McCartney premiered his second classical piece, "The Leaf," early in 1995, and then began hosting a Westwood One radio series called Oobu Joobu. But his primary activity in 1995, as well as 1996, was the Beatles' Anthology, which encompassed a lengthy video documentary of the band and the multi-volume release of Beatles outtakes and rarities. After Anthology was completed, he released Flaming Pie in the summer of 1997. A low-key, largely acoustic affair that had the some of the same charm of his debut, Flaming Pie was given the strongest reviews McCartney had received in years and was a modest commercial success, debuting at number two on the U.S. and U.K. charts; it was his highest American chart placing since he left the Beatles. Flaming Pie certainly benefited from the success of Anthology, as did McCartney himself -- only a few months before the release of the album in 1997, he received a Knightship. On April 17, 1998, Linda McCartney died after a three-year struggle with breast cancer. A grieving Paul kept a low profile in the months to follow, finally returning in the fall of 1999 with Run Devil Run, a collection comprised primarily of cover songs. Liverpool Sound Collage followed a year later

De todos los ex Beatles, Paul McCartney, con mucho, tena la carrera en solitario con ms xito, mantener una presencia constante en las listas britnicas y estadounidenses durante los aos 70 y 80. En Estados Unidos solamente, que tena nueve singles nmero uno y siete lbumes nmero uno en los primeros 12 aos de su carrera en solitario. A pesar de que venden discos, McCartney nunca alcanzado mucho respeto crtico, especialmente cuando se compara con su ex compaero John Lennon. Por otra parte, sigui un camino diferente al de Lennon y decidi desde el principio que quera estar en una banda de rock. Dentro de un ao despus de la ruptura de los Beatles, McCartney form Wings con su mujer Linda, y el grupo se mantuvo activo durante los prximos diez aos, acumulando una serie de exitosos discos, singles, y tours en el nterin. Por los ltimos aos 70, muchos crticos se estaban disparando a songcraft esfuerzo meldico de McCartney, pero eso no impidi que el pblico compre sus discos. Sus ventas no retrasar considerablemente hasta finales de los 80, y l respondi con su primera gira a gran escala desde los aos 70, que fue un xito considerable. Durante los aos 90, McCartney grabado con menor frecuencia, concentrndose en proyectos como su primera grabacin clsica, un lbum de techno, y Antologa de los Beatles.

Al igual que Lennon y George Harrison, Paul McCartney comenz a explorar vas creativas fuera de los Beatles durante los aos 60, pero donde sus compaeros de banda lanzado sus propios registros experimentales, McCartney se limit a la escritura y la produccin para otros artistas, con la excepcin de su banda sonora para 1966 El Camino de la Familia. Despus de su matrimonio con Linda Eastman el 12 de marzo de 1969, McCartney comenz a trabajar en su estudio casero en su primer lbum en solitario. l lanz el disco, McCartney, en abril de 1970, dos semanas antes de los Beatles "Let It Be fue programado para llegar a las tiendas. Antes del lanzamiento del lbum, anunci que los Beatles se estaban separando, que estaba en contra de los deseos de los otros miembros. Como resultado, las tensiones entre l y los otros tres miembros, en particular de Harrison y Lennon, aumentaron y se gan la animadversin de muchos crticos. Sin embargo, McCartney se convirti en un xito, pasar tres semanas en la cima de las listas de xitos estadounidenses. A principios de 1971, regres con "Another Day", que se convirti en su primer xito solo como artista en solitario. Le siguieron varios meses despus de Ram, otra coleccin hecha en casa, esta vez con los aportes de su esposa Linda.

A finales de 1971, los McCartney form Wings, que tena la intencin de ser una banda de pleno derecho de grabacin y giras. El ex guitarrista de Moody Blues Denny Laine y el baterista Denny Seiwell convirti los otros miembros del grupo, Wings y lanzaron su primer lbum, Vida Salvaje, en diciembre de 1971. Wild Life fue recibido con malas crticas y fue un fracaso relativo. McCartney y Wings, que ahora aparece Grease Band ex guitarrista Henry McCullough, pas 1972 como una banda de trabajo, lanzando tres singles - la protesta "Give Ireland Back a los irlandeses", "Had a Little Lamb Mara", el reggae-cado y la rocking "Hi Hi Hi" - en Inglaterra. Red Rose Speedway seguida en la primavera de 1973, y si bien recibi crticas muy dbiles, se convirti en su segundo nmero uno americano lbum. Ms tarde, en 1973, Wings se embarc en su primera gira britnica, a la conclusin de que McCullough y Seiwell dej la banda. Antes de su partida, el tema de McCartney para la pelcula de James Bond Live and Let Die convirti en un Top Ten en los EE.UU. y el Reino Unido. Ese verano, las alas restantes procedieron a grabar un nuevo lbum en Nigeria. Lanzado a finales de 1973, Band on the Run, era al mismo tiempo lbum ms crtica de McCartney y su mayor xito, platino pasar cuatro semanas en la cima de las listas de EE.UU. y va con el tiempo triple.

Tras el xito de Band on the Run, McCartney form una nueva versin de las alas con el guitarrista Jimmy McCulloch y el batera Geoff Britton. La nueva lnea se luci en "Granja de Junior", el britnico 1974 y el 1975 solo hit lbum Venus y Marte. A la velocidad del sonido sigui en 1976, y fue el disco Wings primera en presentar contribuciones songwriting por otros miembros de la banda. Sin embargo, el lbum se convirti en un xito monstruoso en la base de dos canciones de McCartney, "Silly Love Songs" y "Let 'Em In". Alas apoy el lbum con su primera gira internacional, que rompi muchos rcords de asistencia y fue capturado en vivo triple lbum Wings Over America (1976). Despus de la gira se termin, Wings descansado un poco durante 1977, McCartney lanz una versin instrumental de Ram con el nombre Thrillington y produjo el lbum en solitario de Denny Laine, Das del acebo. Ms tarde ese ao, Wings public "Mull of Kintyre", que se convirti en el single ms vendido britnico de todos los tiempos, vendiendo ms de dos millones de copias. Wings seguido "Mull of Kintyre" con la ciudad de Londres en 1978, que se convirti en otro disco de platino. Despus de su liberacin, McCulloch dej la banda para unirse a los rostros formados re-Pequeas y alas liberadas Back to the Egg en 1979. Aunque el registro fue disco de platino, no produjo ningn resultado grandes. A principios de 1980, McCartney fue

arrestado por posesin de marihuana en el comienzo de una gira por Japn, fue encarcelado durante diez das y luego puesto en libertad, sin cargos prensadas.

Wings se embarc en una gira britnica en la primavera de 1980, antes de McCartney grabado McCartney II, que fue un esfuerzo de banda de un solo hombre como su debut en solitario. Al ao siguiente, Denny Laine dej Wings de McCartney porque no quera recorrer a raz del asesinato de John Lennon, al hacerlo, efectivamente rompieron las alas. McCartney entr al estudio ese mismo ao con productor de los Beatles George Martin para hacer tira y afloja. Lanzado en la primavera de 1982, Tug of War recibido las mejores crticas de cualquier registro de McCartney desde Band on the Run y dio lugar a la nmero uno solo "Ebony and Ivory", un dueto con Stevie Wonder que se convirti en el mayor xito de Amrica McCartney. En 1983, McCartney cant en "The Girl Is Mine", el primer single del lbum Thriller xito de taquilla de Michael Jackson. Por su parte, Jackson dueto con McCartney en "Say Say Say", el primer single del lbum de Paul Pipes of Peace 1983 y el ltimo nmero uno de su carrera. La relacin entre Jackson y McCartney agriado considerablemente cuando Jackson compr los derechos de publicacin de las canciones de los Beatles desde debajo de McCartney en 1985.

McCartney dirigi su primer largometraje en 1984 con Recuerdos a Broad Street. Mientras que la banda sonora, que cont con canciones nuevas y re-grabado canciones de los Beatles, fue un xito, generando el single "No ms noches solitarias", fue la pelcula un fracaso, obteniendo crticas terribles. Al ao siguiente tuvo su ltimo Top Ten americano con el tema de los Chevy Chase / Dan Aykroyd comedia Spies Like Us. Pulse para jugar (1986) recibi algunas buenas crticas pero el lbum fue un fracaso. En 1988, grab una coleccin de Clsicos de rock & roll llamado Choba B CCCP para el lanzamiento en la URSS, sino que fue dado de lanzamiento oficial en los EE.UU. y el Reino Unido en 1991. Para 1989 se Flowers in the Dirt, McCartney co-escribi varias canciones con Elvis Costello, el par tambin escribi canciones para Spike Costello, incluyendo el xito "Veronica". Flowers in the Dirt recibido las crticas ms fuertes de liberaciones McCartney desde Remolcador de guerra y fue apoyado por una extensa gira internacional, que fue capturado vivo en el doble lbum en vivo Tripping the Fantastic (1990). Para la gira, McCartney contrat guitarrista Robbie McIntosh y el bajista Hamish Stuart, que formaran el ncleo de su banda por el resto de los aos 90. A principios de 1991, McCartney lanz otro lbum en directo, en forma de Unplugged, que fue sacado de su aparicin en el programa del concierto acstico de MTV del mismo nombre, que fue el primer lbum Unplugged para ser liberados. Ms tarde ese mismo ao, dio a conocer Liverpool Oratorio, su obra clsica primero. Otro lbum pop, Off the Ground, seguido en 1993, pero el lbum no logr generar ninguna grandes xitos, a pesar de el xito de McCartney gira de apoyo. Tras la realizacin del "Nuevo Mundo" tour, lanz otro lbum en vivo, Paul Is Live, en diciembre de 1993. En 1994, l lanz un lbum ambient techno bajo el seudnimo del Bombero. McCartney estrena su segunda obra clsica, "La Hoja", a principios de 1995, y luego comenz a recibir una serie de radio Westwood One llamado Oobu Joobu. Pero su principal actividad en el ao 1995, as como la de 1996, fue Antologa de los Beatles, que inclua un video documental de larga duracin de la banda y la liberacin de varios volmenes de The Beatles outtakes y rarezas. Despus Antologa se termin, lanz Flaming Pie en el verano de 1997. Una baja clave, asunto en gran parte acstica que tena la parte del encanto mismo de su debut, Flaming Pie recibi las crticas ms fuertes McCartney haba recibido en aos y fue un modesto xito comercial, debutando en el nmero dos en los EE.UU. y listas del Reino Unido; era su mayor carta americana desde que se fue colocando los Beatles. Flaming Pie ciertamente se benefici del xito de antologa, como lo hizo el propio McCartney slo unos pocos meses antes del lanzamiento del lbum en 1997, recibi un Knightship. El 17 de abril de 1998, Linda McCartney falleci despus de una lucha de tres aos contra el cncer de mama. A Paul duelo mantenido un perfil bajo en los meses que siguen, finalmente regresar en el otoo de 1999 con Run Devil Run, una coleccin compuesta principalmente de covers. Liverpool Sound Collage seguido un ao ms tarde