"'Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it? .. Ah, how sound was that! Yet I refused. I wished to see the came man, what he had to offer--'" (Homer 167)
Sing in me. Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end, after e plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Try (Homer 1).
His work as a singer/songwriter with the Beatles in the 1960s helped transform popular music into a creative, highly commercial art form, with an uncanny ability to blend the two. He is also one of the most popular solo performers of all time, in terms of both sales of his recordings and attendance at his concerts (Bio.com Editors).
The Beatles disbanded in 1970, breaking fans' hearts worldwide. However, McCartney had no intention of dropping out of the public eye. He was the first of the Beatles to release a solo album (McCartney, 1970), and though critics' reactions were mixed, the album was a hit with the public. Encouraged, McCartney went on to form Wings, a band that would remain popular throughout the '70's, winning two Grammy Awards and churning out multiple hit singles (Bio.com Editors).