Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney‘s astonishing achievements in music are unequalled. His creative peak of The Beatles was done and dusted before he was 30!

In the 1970s, Wings were a commercial success, particularly in America, where they scored six number one singles. Band on the Run (1973) was critically acclaimed and is generally accepted as Paul’s post-Beatles high point (although 1971’s RAM gives it a good run for its money).

When Wings ‘folded’ (a Macca gag), Paul’s success continued in the early 1980s as a solo artist. 1982’s Tug of War was his ‘best since Band on the Run‘ (a common refrain) and singles like ‘Say Say Say’, ‘Ebony and Ivory’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ were reaching number one on the pop charts in America and/or the UK.

The late Eighties saw Paul’s commercial fortunes finally dip somewhat and hit singles became a thing of the past. However, after a decade off, McCartney started touring again and he has wowed crowds with setlists packed with Beatles tunes for over 30 years now.

He has continued to release solo albums to mixed reviews, although every now and again he comes out with a corker like Flaming Pie, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. Now in his late Seventies, Paul’s still producing music and only last year issued McCartney III, which reached number one on the UK album charts.

David Bowie

David Bowie was one of Britain’s greatest musical artists. His career spanned over five decades, although he was undoubtedly at his peak during the 1970s when he produced an incredible run of albums. These included the much loved Hunky Dory, the iconic The Fall and Rise of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and of course later on, the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ of Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Since David’s untimely death in 2016, his Estate and his record label, Parlophone, have kept very busy reissuing his work, and as such there has been plenty of coverage on SDE and we hope you will enjoy browsing this content, below!