Mike McGear

Born Jan 7, 1944

Mike McCartney, known professionally as Mike McGear, is a British performing artist and rock photographer and the younger brother of Paul McCartney. He attended the Liverpool Institute two years behind his brother.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike McGear.


1944 Birth Born on January 7, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old At the time the Beatles became successful, Mike McCartney was working as an apprentice hairdresser. However, he was also a member of the Liverpool comedy-poetry-music group the Scaffold, which included Roger McGough and John Gorman and had formed in 1962 (the year of the Beatles' first hit). … Read More


1967 23 Years Old McCartney composed the band's next biggest hit, 1967's "Thank U Very Much".
1968 24 Years Old In 1968, he and McGough released a "duo" album (McGough & McGear) that included the usual Scaffold mix of lyrics, poems, and comedy. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old McCartney then signed to Island Records and released a solo musical album entitled Woman in 1972——which again included many tracks co-written with McGough, and the Scaffold subsequently released their own album on the label, Fresh Liver. … Read More


1974 30 Years Old McCartney then signed to Warner Bros. Records and in 1974 released his second "serious" musical album, McGear, in which he collaborated with his brother Paul and Paul's band Wings. … Read More
1981 37 Years Old Individually, McCartney released a few more singles. His final release, while still using the name Mike McGear, was the 1981 release "No Lar Di Dar (Is Lady Di)". … Read More


2005 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, McCartney premiered and exhibited a collection of photographs that he had taken in the 1960s, called "Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life", both in Liverpool and other venues, such as The Provincial Museum of Alberta. … Read More
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