Birthday Shout! Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton

Birthday Shout! Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate celebrities this day June 18

Paul McCartney

Grammy award winning singer and multi-instrumentalist of ‘The Beatles’ who wrote such hit songs for the band as “Penny Lane,” “Blackbird” and “Eleanor Rigby.” After his time with The Beatles he formed the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned 21 Grammy Awards across his career.

He met George Harrison on his school bus as a child and he joined John Lennon’s skiffle group The Quarrymen when he was fifteen. After Harrison joined the band as well, they changed their name to The Beatles.

The Beatles won an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score for their 1970 Let It Be documentary. Paul also received an Academy Award nomination for his song “Live and Let Die,” which was the theme song for the 1973 James Bond film of the same name.

He married Linda McCartney on March 12, 1969, then wed Heather Mills on June 11, 2002, and finally exchanged wedding bands with Nancy Shevell on October 9, 2011. He has four daughters named Heather, Stella, Mary and Beatrice and a son named James.

He sang a duet with Stevie Wonder on the #1 hit “Ebony & Ivory” in 1982.

The 74 year old was born June 18, 1942.

Blake Shelton

Country star whose single “Austin” rose to #1 on the County Billboard for five weeks in 2001. His first three albums were Gold-certified. At the 2014 CMA Awards, he was named Male Vocalist of the Year.

He began singing and playing guitar when he was in middle school and wrote his first song at age fifteen. He received a Denbo Diamond Award in Oklahoma when he was sixteen.

Blake’s brother Richie died in 1990, and the song he wrote about him, “Over You,” won the CMA Song of the Year Award in 2012.

Shelton grew up with his brother Richie and his sister Endy, raised by his father who was a used car dealer and his mother who owned a beauty salon. He married Kaynette Williams on November 17, 2003; after their divorce in 2006, he married Miranda Lambert on May 14, 2011. He and Miranda divorced in 2015, then he began dating Gwen Stefani.

In 2011, he began working as a vocal coach on the NBC show, The Voice, alongside Christina Aguilera.

The 40 year old was born June 18, 1976.


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