Additional information about this Paul McCartney vinyl art.
Paul McCartney – The Artist
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of popular music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
Pipes of Peace – The Song
‘Pipes of Peace’ is a song written by English musician Paul McCartney, released as the title track on his 1983 album of the same name. It was also released as a single in December 1983 and reached number 1 on the UK singles charts for two weeks. McCartney had previously had seventeen UK number one singles as a member of The Beatles, one as a member of Wings (“Mull of Kintyre”), and one with Stevie Wonder (“Ebony and Ivory”), but this was his first and only UK number one as a solo artist. He later appeared on five charity singles that reached number one, including Band Aid (1984), Ferry Aid (1987), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1989). At Chobham Common, Surrey, a video was shot for “Pipes of Peace”, depicting the famous 1914 Christmas truce between British and German troops.
The First World War Soldier – The Shape
This record has been modelled into a British soldier from the First World War holding his rifle and bayonet. World War I (or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1) was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 9 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war.
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