When he's 75: Paul McCartney celebrates landmark birthday today
It's been more than 50 years since Paul McCartney recorded "When I'm 64," and today, January 18, the former Beatles star actually turns 75. The rock legend has remained a vibrant creative force in his golden years, as he continues to tour regularly and record new music.
McCartney is gearing up for his latest U.S. trek, which kicks off July 7 in Miami and is mapped out through an October 2 concert in Detroit. After that, he'll head to Brazil for a series of fall shows. Sir Paul also has been recording a new studio album, a follow-up to 2013's NEW. He's working on the project with Adele producer Greg Kurstin.
Besides catching McCartney performing on stage this year, fans can also see him on the big screen, as Paul makes a cameo appearance in the fifth and latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales. In the film, which is in theaters now, McCartney portrays the uncle of his pal Johnny Depp's character Jack Sparrow.
Meanwhile, McCartney continues to reap the rewards for his enduring, world-changing work with The Beatles. The 50th anniversary reissue of the Fab Four's groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band recently catapulted the record back into the top five of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time since 1967.
Thanks to his share of the Beatles catalog, his many successful solo recordings and his always well-attended concerts, McCartney regularly tops the list of the world's wealthiest musicians.
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