2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
1. HIS FIRST INSTRUMENT WAS NOT A GUITAR
2. HE WROTE HIS FIRST SONG AT AGE 14
The same year that he got his trumpet he wrote his first song. It was called "I lost my little girl".
3. HE WROTE "WHEN I'M 64" AT AGE 16
He wrote the song for his father's 64th birthday.
4. HE'S AN ACCOMPLISHED VISUAL ARTIST.
Over the last 20 years, he has had over 70 of his paintings shown at the Walker Art Gallery in his hometown of Liverpool. He said "John and I spent many a pleasant afternoon wandering around Walker Art Gallery when we were young, so going back to the 'Pool with my paintings will complete some kind of circle for me and I'm really excited about it".
5. "LET IT BE" WAS INSPIRED BY A DREAM
In his mid 20s he had a dream about his mother (Mary McCartney) who had passed away about a decade earlier. He was upset and she reassured him saying "It's going to be alright, just let it be". She is "mother mary" in the song.
6. HE PLAYED TO WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE LARGEST PAID AUDIENCE IN RECORDED HISTORY.
In 1989, he performed a solo concert to more than 350,000 fans in Brazil.
7. HE WITNESSED THE 9/11 ATTACKS.
He was on the tarmac at New York's JFK airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 waiting to take off. Out the window he could see the Twin Towers. First he saw a plume of smoke and then there was a second. He thought it was an optical illusion. The staff took him off the plane for his own safety, then unable to get back into Manhattan, he ended up in Long Island hotel watching news footage of the terrorist attacks.