Five pivotal moments in Paul McCartney's career

Unless you have been living under a rock for years, no matter who you are the chances are very high that you have heard of Paul McCartney. Paul has had many moments in his career that have been life changing for him; however, there are a few moments in his career that you can consider being pivotal moments in his life.

1. Meeting John Lennon

When Paul McCartney met John Lennon in 1957, McCartney quickly decided to join Lennon's band, The Quarrymen. This is where he and Lennon first started to write songs together and married their songwriting styles as one. The band The Quarrymen of course went under a few name changes and by the year 1960 the group had settled on a new name for the band called the Beatles.

2. His solo career

The Beatles would last for the next decade of Paul McCartney's life and in the year 1970 the band would break up, in which he would begin is solo career, when he would release his first album called McCartney. This lead him to forming the band Wings, which would go on to win two Grammy Awards and have multiple hit singles.

3. John Lennon murdered

When longtime friend and band mate John Lennon was murdered, this lead him to stop touring until the year 1989. However, his music career did not come to a halt as he did collaborate with musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and many other great '80s rock stars.

4. The classical hits

The fourth pivotal moment in Paul's life would come in the year 1997 when he would release the album Standing Stone, which would top both the US and the UK classical music charts. He built on this success and then released a number of other songs and albums in the classical music genre, showing the world that he was not just a rock musician.

5. Supporting charities

Lastly would be his decision to promote charities that he would like to succeed. Some musicians go out and forget about what they might be able to do to change the world a little bit. Paul is not one of those musicians, as he supports a number of charities that he strongly believes in such as Meat Free Monday, a life choice for a person where they go without meat for a least one day a week. He also supports PETA which focuses on the ethical treatment of animals.

Paul McCartney has won a number of awards' including 18 Grammy Awards among others. Paul has been presented with a Doctor of Music from both Yale University and the University of Sussex. His accomplishment could go on for a very long time.