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  80 Years of Paul McCartney   great trivia quiz  
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On June 18, 2022, Sir Paul McCartney turned 80. He has written a lot of memorable music over his lifetime--see if you can answer these questions about some of his most famous!
Easier, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Jul 25 22
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  McCartney Facts    
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Sir Paul McCartney: here are some questions that should be a breeze for any true Paul McCartney fan to answer.
Average, 10 Qns, Krina85, Jun 12 11
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  Paul McCartney Lyrics 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Paul McCartney has released a large number of solo albums since leaving the Beatles. This quiz will be an overview of his studio albums. I'd like you to identify the song of his that has the given lyric. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, rodney_indy, Jan 21 10
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  Featuring McCartney   great trivia quiz  
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Paul McCartney has made music with many artists besides the Beatles and Wings. Here is a quiz on just ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Aug 10 19
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  Paul McCartney (and Wings) Album Match    
Match Quiz
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Paul McCartney has had a long and successful career since the Beatles split up, both as a solo artist and as a member of Wings. Can you match each of these songs with the studio album they first appeared on?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Sep 07 18
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  Paul McCartney Songs and Albums   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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I'll give you the song, you tell me on which McCartney album it appeared. Applies to original releases only, not greatest hits packages or bonus tracks on cd reissues. No peeking at your albums!
Tough, 10 Qns, arob71, Apr 08 13
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Multiple Choice
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This quiz is all about Sir Paul McCartney. If you're a true fan, then this quiz will be easy. Have fun and good luck. :)
Average, 10 Qns, pmccrtny, Jan 12 21
Jan 12 21
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  Paul McCartney Song Titles 1    
Multiple Choice
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Each of these song titles from ten different Paul McCartney albums has one missing word. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, rodney_indy, Jun 11 08
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  For True Paul McCartney Fans    
Multiple Choice
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Here's a fun quiz that should be easy for a true fan of Paul McCartney.
Tough, 10 Qns, paulisnotdead, Jun 20 22
Jun 20 22
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  The McCartney Years    
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Paul McCartney is one of the most successful musicians in history. After The Beatles, he released several albums. Let's see how much do you know about the songs of these albums!
Tough, 10 Qns, Beatlesthebest, Jul 14 12
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Where did Paul McCartney get to see Bill Haley for the first time?

From Quiz "For True Paul McCartney Fans"

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Paul McCartney Trivia Questions

1. "One, two, three, four!" Thus begins one of Paul's earliest compositions, written with John Lennon. About a girl who was "just seventeen, if you know what I mean", what is this song's title?

From Quiz
80 Years of Paul McCartney

Answer: I Saw Her Standing There

"I Saw Her Standing There" was one of Lennon/McCartney's first songs, the opening track on their 1963 first British album, "Please Please Me", and also featured on their first American album, "Introducing the Beatles". It was later remade by teen star Tiffany in 1988 as "I Saw Him Standing There".

2. McCartney had two chart hits with Michael Jackson. "Say Say Say" in 1983 and which track from Jackson's "Thriller" (1982) album?

From Quiz Featuring McCartney

Answer: The Girl Is Mine

Of the two songs, "Say Say Say", taken from McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" (1983) album was the bigger hit, reaching number one in Canada and in USA on the Billboard Hot 100. To celebrate the track's 25th anniversary, "The Girl Is Mine" was remixed in 2008 by, the result proving that even the best in the business have off days.

3. Paul McCartney wrote a song for his adopted daughter. What is the name of the album that this song was released on?

From Quiz The McCartney Years

Answer: "Driving Rain"

The album is "Driving Rain" and the song is "Heather" which was also the name of his adopted daughter.

4. The 1971 album "Ram" by Paul McCartney contained the song "Uncle Albert/Admiral _____" What name is missing in the title?

From Quiz Paul McCartney Song Titles 1

Answer: halsey

The B side of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" was "Too Many People". The album "Ram" was the second album Paul released after leaving The Beatles. The next album, "Wild Life", was the first Wings album.

5. Which song from Paul McCartney's 1970 album "McCartney" contains the following lyrics? "Every night I just wanna go out, get out of my head Every day I don't want to get up, get out of my bed"

From Quiz Paul McCartney Lyrics 1

Answer: Every Night

In 1991, McCartney sang "Every Night" for MTV's "Unplugged." That version appears on the album "Unplugged (The Official Bootleg)." With the release of Paul's first solo album, the Beatles were broken up. According to Wikipedia, the album peaked at number one on the U.S. chart.

6. What hospital was Paul McCartney born in?

From Quiz For True Paul McCartney Fans

Answer: Walton Hospital

Paul McCartney was born in Walton Hospital on June 18, 1942.

7. What was the name of the first band John Lennon invited Paul to join?

From Quiz McCartney Facts

Answer: The Quarrymen

Paul was made a member after impressing John with his musical talent at a village fete in Liverpool.

8. What is the name of Sir Paul's stepsister?

From Quiz Paulpouri

Answer: Ruth

After Paul's mother, Mary McCartney, died when he was 14 years old, it took his father, Jim, a while to recoup. When he finally did remarry, his new wife had a child, which they named Ruth. She used to tell Sir Paul that fans that went to school with her were "weird," because they used to scream at her when she would walk down the halls, "that's the Beatles sister!"

9. "Why she had to go, I don't know, she wouldn't say. _____________ now I long for Yesterday." What is the missing lyric from Paul's iconic song "Yesterday"?

From Quiz 80 Years of Paul McCartney

Answer: I said something wrong

According to Sir Paul, "Yesterday" popped into his head so fully formed that he swore he'd heard the song before. After being reassured that it was indeed an original piece, he changed its original lyrics ("Scrambled Eggs") to "Yesterday". It is now one of the most-recorded songs in history.

10. Since 1993, McCartney has released albums with Youth, the bass player from Killing Joke. Under which name do the pair record?

From Quiz Featuring McCartney

Answer: The Fireman

McCartney invited Youth to trade ideas in 1993, while recording his "Off the Ground" album and this led to the first album by The Fireman, "Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest" (1993), which as a techno/electronic dance music album was far removed from McCartney's normal output. They followed this with "Rushes" in 1998, which continued in the techno vein, but also introduced elements of rock music and in 2008, released "Electric Arguments", which had a rockier feel to it than the previous two releases.

11. What is the order of songs on the medley of the album "Red Rose Speedway"?

From Quiz The McCartney Years

Answer: "Hold Me Tight"/"Lazy Dynamite"/"Hands of Love"/"Power Cut"

"Red Rose Speedway" was an album from Wings and it contained the song "My Love", which was written for Linda McCartney.

12. Which song from Paul McCartney's 1971 album "Ram" contains the following lyrics? "That was your first mistake You took your lucky break and broke it in two Now what can be done for you You broke it in two"

From Quiz Paul McCartney Lyrics 1

Answer: Too Many People

According to Wikipedia, John Lennon thought this song was directed at him. This album contains the hit single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." According to Wikipedia, the album peaked at number two on the U.S. chart.

13. What song was not on Paul McCartney's album "Red Rose Speedway"?

From Quiz For True Paul McCartney Fans

Answer: Waterfalls

The song "Waterfalls" was on his following album "McCartney II".

14. What was Paul's mother's name?

From Quiz McCartney Facts

Answer: Mary

Paul's mother is mentioned in the song 'Let It Be': "When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me". He wrote the song when he was having a hard time and his mother appeared in a dream and made him feel a lot better. She had died when he was just a teenager.

15. What album, which was The Beatles' last released album together, was Paul's song "The Long and Winding Road" from?

From Quiz 80 Years of Paul McCartney

Answer: Let It Be

The recording of "The Long and Winding Road" was just another part of the conflict that led to The Beatles' breakup. When their new manager, Phil Spector, whom Paul didn't approve of, added strings and a choir backup to the song without his consent, Paul was understandably angry. Today, however, it is still one of The Beatles' sweetest songs. Paul's original version can be found on the album "Let It Be...Naked".

16. McCartney recorded "New Moon Over Jamaica" in 1988, a duet with which country music legend, who sadly died in 2003?

From Quiz Featuring McCartney

Answer: Johnny Cash

"New Moon Over Jamaica" was a track from Cash's 75th album, "Water from the Wells of Home", which also featured appearances from stars such as Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell and the Everly Brothers. This song which Paul co-wrote with Cash and Tom T. Hall is one of the few country and western tracks in McCartney's back catalogue and it also features his wife Linda on backing vocals.

17. This is the first track on the album "Wings at the Speed of Sound" by Paul McCartney: "Let 'Em _____" What is the missing preposition?

From Quiz Paul McCartney Song Titles 1

Answer: in

The album "Wings at the Speed of Sound" also contained the hit "Silly Love Songs". The album contains my favorite Denny Laine track, "Time to Hide", and the CD contains the country-flavored "Sally G" as a bonus track. "Sally G" originally appeared as the B-side of "Junior's Farm".

18. When was Paul McCartney inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (the first time)?

From Quiz For True Paul McCartney Fans

Answer: January 20, 1988

Paul did not attend the induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City with his former bandmates from the Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. He was inducted again in 1999, as a solo artist.

19. What is the name of Paul's adopted daughter?

From Quiz McCartney Facts

Answer: Heather

This is also the name of Paul's wife, after Linda.

20. In 1999, Sir Paul wrote a book of poetry. What was the name of the book?

From Quiz Paulpouri

Answer: Blackbird Singing

In 1999, Sir Paul wrote a book of poetry called "Blackbird Singing." It contains poetry written over the years, as well as words to many of the songs he has written.

21. "Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash As we fell into the sun; And the first one said to the second one there: 'I hope you're having fun!'" From which iconic Paul McCartney and Wings song are these lyrics?

From Quiz 80 Years of Paul McCartney

Answer: Band on the Run

From 1974, "Band on the Run" is seemingly about a group escaping from jail. The album of the same name showed Wings as escapees caught in a searchlight. The song is one of Paul's most enduring hits.

22. In 2012, McCartney recorded the song "Cut Me Some Slack" with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. Which band had these three been members of before the death of their original vocalist in 1994?

From Quiz Featuring McCartney

Answer: Nirvana

Grohl and Novoselic along with Kurt Cobain made up the grunge icons that were Nirvana, and although Smear was never a fully fledged member of the band, he was their touring guitarist between 1993 and 1994, appearing on the "MTV Unplugged in New York" (1994) album and the "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah" live compilation album which was released in 1996. "Cut Me Some Slack" was recorded as a part of the soundtrack to the Dave Grohl directed movie, "Sound City" (2013) which was a documentary tracing the history of the famous Sound City studios in Los Angeles. The track won the Grammy award for Best Rock Song in 2014, beating off competition from Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones.

23. From which song are these lyrics: "Laugh, when your eyes are burning. Smile, when your heart is filled with pain..."

From Quiz The McCartney Years

Answer: "Too Much Rain"

This song is "Too Much Rain" from the album "Chaos and Creation".

24. This track appears on the "Venus and Mars" album by Paul McCartney. The missing word can be found on a periodic table of elements: "Magneto and _____ Man" What is the missing metal?

From Quiz Paul McCartney Song Titles 1

Answer: Titanium

Here are all of the lyrics of this unusual song (even for McCartney): "Well I was walking last night Magneto and Titanium Man... We were talking about you, babe, Oo - they said - You were involved in a robbery that was due to happen at a quarter to three in the main street I didn't believe them Magneto and Titanium Man But when the Crimson Dynamo finally assured me, well, I knew You were involved in a robbery that was due to happen at a quarter to three in the main street So we went out Magneto and Titanium Man... and the Crimson Dynamo Came along for the ride We went to town with the library and we swung all over that long tall bank in the main street Well there she were and to my despair She's a five-star criminal breaking the code Magneto said 'Now the time has come to gather our forces and RUN!' Oh no... This can't be so... And then it occurred to me! You couldn't be bad Magneto was mad! Titanium too! And the Crimson Dynamo Just couldn't cut it no more YOU WERE THE LAW..." There seem to be problems with tense here ("You were involved in a robbery that was due to happen...). Time travel? And who's the Crimson Dynamo supposed to be? The song is actually pretty good.

25. Which song from Paul McCartney and Wings' 1973 album "Red Rose Speedway" contains the following lyrics? "And when I go away I know my heart can stay with my love It's understood"

From Quiz Paul McCartney Lyrics 1

Answer: My Love

According to Wikipedia, "My Love" was his second U.S. number one single. In addition, "Red Rose Speedway" peaked at number one on the U.S. chart. The B side of "My Love" is the track "The Mess (Recorded Live at the Hague)." This track is a good McCartney rocker and can be found as a bonus track on the U.S version of the cd.

26. Where did Paul McCartney get to see Bill Haley for the first time?

From Quiz For True Paul McCartney Fans

Answer: The Odeon Cinema

Paul McCartney got to see him at The Odeon Cinema in Holmeside in February of 1958 for a cost of twenty-four shillings. The song "Rock Around The Clock", performed by Bill Haley, sent shivers up Paul's spine when he saw the movie "The Blackboard Jungle." It was used as the theme tune for the movie.

27. What was the name of Paul McCartney's 2003 tour?

From Quiz McCartney Facts

Answer: Back in the world

Sir Paul and his wife Heather had their first child in October 2003, a girl named Beatrice.

28. When did Sir Paul's wife, Linda, pass away?

From Quiz Paulpouri

Answer: April 17, 1998

After suffering for years with breast cancer, Linda McCartney passed away in her home with Sir Paul and their four children there to guide the way. Rest you in peace, Linda.

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