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

1980s: Solo and collaborations

The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Mail)
  • 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 band split in 1981, McCartney would go on to work on one-off projects with some of the biggest names in music history. In 1982 alone McCartney produced the number one hit Ebony and Ivory with Stevie Wonder and This Girl Is Mine with Michael Jackson on the legendary Thriller album.