the bonding agent
james paul mccartney(born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England)
His family moved a few times, when he was 13, they
moved to 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, just across a golf course and a little over one mile away from where John lived with
his aunt Mimi. He had a brother, Peter Michael McCartney(Mike McGear), who was two years younger. His mother Mary died of
breast cancer when he was fourteen, while the two brothers were away at Boy Scout camp. Before the war, Paul's father was
a Cotton salesman during the day, and a jazz musician with Jim Mac's Jazz Band by night. The antithesis of John Lennon as
a school boy, Paul did very well in school.
beginings of the career :
When Lonnie Donnegan appeared in
Liverpool and the Skiffle craze hit, Jim McCartney scraped together 15 for a guitar for Paul. Although encouraged by his father,
Paul couldn't seem to get the knack of the guitar until he discovered that, while right-handed for everything else, he was
left-handed when it came to playing the guitar. They brought the guitar back and had it restrung the other way around, and
Paul started to pick out tunes almost immediately. When Ivan Vaughan invited Paul to Woolton to see the Quarrymen play in
Woolton on July 6, 1957, it wasn't really to hear the Quarrymen, it was because Vaughan had promised Paul it would be a great
place to pick up girls, which he was already very interested in at the age of 14. Later in the afternoon, after hearing the
Quarrymen play, Paul borrowed a guitar and impressed the boys with all the chords and the words to "Twenty Flight Rock".
Paul's first impression of John was that he was drunk. But Paul wrote down the words for "Twenty Flight Rock" and
"Be Bop a Lula" for him so that John could learn them. A few days later Pete Shotten told Paul the others wanted
him to join the band.
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