James McCartney

Born Sep 12, 1977

James Louis McCartney is a British musician and songwriter living in London. He is the only son of songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney. He has contributed to a number of solo albums by his parents, including Flaming Pie (1997) and Driving Rain (2001) by Paul McCartney and Wide Prairie (1998) by Linda McCartney. His first solo EP, Available Light, was released in September 2010 to positive reviews.… Read More

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1977 Birth James Louis McCartney was born in London on 12 September 1977. … Read More
1980 2 Years Old He spent the first two and a half years of his life on the road while his parents toured with their band Wings. After the band broke up in 1980, the McCartney family settled in Rye, East Sussex. … Read More


1989 11 Years Old In 1989, McCartney, with his older sisters Mary McCartney and Stella McCartney, again joined Paul and Linda on a world tour. … Read More
1993 15 Years Old In 1993, at age 16, while surfing with friends, he was swept out to sea. … Read More
1995 17 Years Old In 1995, James introduced his sister Mary to television producer Alistair Donald, whom she would later marry. … Read More


2004 26 Years Old In 2004 he again left the McCartney family home and began living in a flat in Brighton, where he waited tables while he attended college and worked on his music.
2005 27 Years Old In 2005, he accompanied Paul during his 'US' Tour.


2008 30 Years Old Around 2008, he began working with David Kahne, his father, and a number of other musicians on recording his own music.
2009 31 Years Old He made his US performing debut with his own original solo material on 14 November 2009 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, during the Fourth Annual David Lynch Weekend for World Peace and Meditation in Fairfield, Iowa. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old He previewed tracks from Available Light when he toured the UK for the first time in February and March 2010, though he at first performed under a pseudonym. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Close At Hand, his second EP, was released in 2011.
2012 34 Years Old In April 2012, McCartney told a BBC interviewer that he had mooted the idea "a little bit" of forming a "next generation" version of the Beatles with Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison.
2013 35 Years Old 1 More Event
McCartney released his first album on 21 May 2013, titled Me. … Read More
2016 38 Years Old He has released two EPs and two albums, the second was released on 6 May 2016.
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