When Sir Paul McCartney turned 64, it seemed remarkable that he actually reached that age he famously sang about in a Beatles song. Today, he reaches 70, which is even more remarkable for any rock icon. After the Beatles broke up, Paul went on to make solo albums almost every year since and he keeps on going, releasing Kisses On The Bottom this past February.
In honor of him reaching this milestone, here’s a top 10 list of his post-Beatles albums, both as a solo artist and with Wings.
10. Run Devil Run – 1999
After Paul’s first wife Linda died of cancer in 1998, there was only one way that Paul knew how to cope musically: gather a bunch of outstanding musicians together and record new versions of classic Rock songs. McCartney covers everybody, including Gene Vincent (“Blue Jean Bop”), Elvis Presley (“All Shook Up”), Rick Nelson (“Lonesome Town”) Carl Perkins (“Movie Magg”) and Chuck Berry (“Brown Eyed Handsome Man”). McCartney also threw in plenty of obscure stuff (“No Other Baby” and “Coquette”), as well as three originals that fit perfectly in the mix.