Paul McCartney celebrates his 80th birthday

Saturday, June 18, 2022


On this day, Paul McCartney reached 80. Celebrities and friends payed tribute on social networks, and various magazines and newspapers covered the news, some making it their front page or publishing special editions.

Thanks for all the lovely greetings and warm wishes for my birthday – Paul⁣

Paul McCartney – From Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) • Instagram photos and videos

From The Beatles circle

From #RingoStarr on Twitter: They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man have a great day peace and love Ringo and Barbara love love peace and love
From Pete Best on Twitter: Happy 80th Birthday Paul. Great memories shared. I’ll raise a Scotch and Coke to you.
From Yoko Ono on Twitter: Dear Paul, Happy 80th Birthday and many, many more! From a partner in Peace… love, yoko
From Pattie Boyd on Twitter: A big Happy Birthday to Paul. Have the best of days. Lots of love, p x

From family members

From Mary McCartney (@marymccartney) • Instagram photos and videos – Happy Happy Birthday Dad xx Peace and Love x Mary 💕
From Mike McCartney on Twitter: Happy Eighteenth Berthday R Kid

From his touring band and staff

From Brian Ray on Twitter: Happiest of birthdays today to this gentle dude. Thank you for all you do! @PaulMcCartney
From Rusty Anderson on Twitter: Happy Birthday Paul! We really love you, love you, love you
From Paul Wickens on Twitter: A very Happy Birthday to the one and only.
From MJ Kim (@mjkim_lalala) • Instagram photos and videos – Happy birthday boss. You are the greatest, thank you for everything!!

From others

From Facebook – “Today is a very special day for a man who for many years has been very dear to me. Unquestionably, of all the things that would have humbled and amazed Buddy as people have celebrated his legacy over the years, the enduring success of The Beatles and the continuing testament of that leading light of popular music Sir Paul McCartney, would be amongst his proudest achievements.

From That’ll Be The Day being The Quarrymen’s first demo song, to the Beatles very name, their musical style, the beautiful renditions they made of many of Buddy’s songs and in later years the wonderful Buddy Holly Weeks that Sir Paul planned and hosted on either side of the Atlantic, no one has celebrated my late husband more.

Buddy’s songs were so beautiful that I feel they would always have stood the test of time, but they still needed new artists to keep them alive and vibrant, and Paul did just that, with the Beatles, as a soloist, and introducing them to the next generation, who were curious to learn about their hero’s own inspiration.

As Paul celebrates his 80th birthday, I feel inclined to celebrate his remarkable feats through over 60 years in music. Forever a world renowned artist, it is still quite amazing that as an octogenarian he now prepares to headline the Glastonbury Festival in 6 days time, and through it all he has remained very publicly a Buddy Holly fan to his core.

Happy Birthday 80th Paul, and thank you for the music, and your enduring love for Buddy.

Maria Elena Holly”
From Amoeba Music on Twitter: Happy 80th birthday Sir @PaulMcCartney !!
From Mark Lewisohn on Twitter: Today’s planet-wide birthday shouts for @PaulMcCartney are richly merited. What a magnificent life – what magnificent multiple lives! – and there’s plenty of mileage in the tank yet. Congrats, Sir Paul: your 80 extraordinary years have excited and enhanced the best in all of us.
From Laurence Juber on Twitter – Happy 80th Birthday, Sir Paul!!! Photo taken at the filming of the ‘I’ve Had Enough’ promo, Scotland May ’78
From Klaus Voormann on Instagram: Today – June 18th – is Pauls 80th birthday. But what to give such a great artist, human and friend on this feast day? I decided to draw a birthday card in memory of our session which took place May 2008 in Pauls Hog Hill Mill studio. It was his generous gift on the occasion of my 70th birthday.

1961 I first held a bass guitar in my hands. Stuart Sutcliff’s President Bass in the Top Ten Club in Hamburg. At that time Paul was still the pianist of the Beatles band. He waved to me to come up on stage. But I was to shy and sat in front of the stage. We played the Fats Domino Song “I’m in Love Again” with the Beatles. 46 years later Paul and I were sitting in his Hog Hill Mill studio pulled out of a box of nostalgic songs for my very first own album. Paul sat at the piano in his white shirt, vest, and jeans, as though he had just come straight from the Liverpool Cavern Club. I sat beside him, a bit nervous with a President bass model in my hands, from the same Hoefner series as Stuart’s instrument back then.

Instead of 2 hours as originally planned we were at it for 3,4,5 hours. Paul, as always, the absolute professional, could not be stopped on this Monday in May. He was in high spirits and infected us all. He played all overdubs: Paul on drums, Paul on acoustic guitar, Paul on the E-guitar (….That’s an Epiphone, one of my favourites. We played it on “Taxman” and “Paperback Writer”…) Paul with a toy harmonica out of a gum machine, Paul on the Hammond organ. We were floating through sounds and memories and lost all sense of time and place.

Before he left home he picked roses for Christina, me and himself from a bush in front of the studio. „ This is a McCartney Rose“, he said. „ Did you invent it“. „Yes, I was up all night“, he answered and laughed mischievously.

From Denny Laine on Instagram: Happy Birthday and many happy returns to my old friend, Paul.

This is a verse of a song that I wrote about us which I feel explains that whoever thinks they know some things about personal relationships between friends, they only really know if they look below the waterline.

True or false
Right or wrong
A beating heart
still going strong
The memories
are all we have
Sometimes we cry
and then we laugh
Down below the waterline
out of sight of prying eyes
we see the world is doing fine
without the need of disguise.
On the surface it may seem
like a twisted mixed up dream
and words can’t say the things we truly mean-
So, look below the waterline.

Enjoy, DL x
From Brian Wilson on Twitter – A Friend Like You: Happy 80th Birthday to Paul McCartney!
From Paul Myers on Twitter – Only dorks post pictures of themselves with celebrities. That said, Happy 80th Birthday @PaulMcCartney, thank you for being my first musical hero and the reason I got into music. I’m continually amazed by the sheer brilliance of your songs. (Photo: Candlestick Park, 2014)
From Carole King on Twitter – Happy birthday @paulmccartney. Welcome to the 80’s.

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Last updated on November 22, 2022


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