Paul McCartney will be coming to perform in Missoula, Montana on August 5 of 2014. Paul McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist.
In August 1965, the Beatles released the McCartney composition “Yesterday”, featuring a string quartet. “Yesterday” became the most covered song in popular music history.The Beatles are widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music.
After the Beatles’ break-up in 1970, McCartney continued his musical career with his first solo release, McCartney, a US number-one album. In 1982, McCartney collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the number-one hit “Ebony and Ivory”, included on McCartney’s Tug of War LP, and with Michael Jackson on “The Girl Is Mine” from Thriller.
In 1991, McCartney performed a selection of acoustic-only songs on MTV Unplugged and released a live album of the performance titled Unplugged (The Official Bootleg). More recently, he closed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on July 27, singing “The End” and “Hey Jude” and inviting the audience to join in during the last part of the song.
Credited with more number ones in the UK than any other music artist, McCartney has participated in twenty-four chart topping singles. Paul will be performing live right here in Missoula, MT at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium (on the University of Montana campus) on Tuesday August 5 at 8 pm. You won’t want to miss it!