Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:13:54 GMT | By Chloe Goody
Paul McCartney: A life in pictures

1970s-80s: Wings and solo

The Wings (© Rex/David Thorpe)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Sketch)
  • Paul McCartney, John Lennon (© Reuters/MED)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Michael Ochs Archives)
  • Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman (© Rex Features)
  • The Wings (© Rex/David Thorpe)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Mail)
  • Sir Paul McCartney (© Rex Features/)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Steve Granitz)
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After The Beatles split, McCartney quickly released two solo albums, before collaborating with wife Linda to set up the group Wings in 1971. The band would go on to have six US number one singles, with all nine albums the band released reaching the top ten in either the UK or the US.