(Songwriter and musician; born June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England)He was once part of the most famous foursome in rock and roll history and has evolved into one of the most influential and successful musicians of all time. "Is there anyone who grew up with The Beatles in the 1960s who can imagine life without them?" Frank Rich asked in The New York Times. The truth is that for generation after generation, through cultural revolutions and gentle transformations, four working class lads from Liverpool have marked our lives forever. On his own since those days, Paul McCartney continues to touch us all, continues to make music that dances to the beat of the human heart.One of the most influential and doubtless the most successful composer of our time, Paul McCartney has left an indelible mark in the vast and varied landscape that is American music.