Give My Regards To Broad Street, 1984
Macca embraces the classic Hawaiian shirt/vintage microphone combo
ABC Special, 1972
He was advised against the boots, but you don't tell a Beatle what to wear, no sir
A Hard Days Night, 1964
The Beatles: they were very clean
Paul and John, 1964
Great hair, great guitars, great suits: that's how it's done, kids
Press conference, 1966
Smoking: it looks cool and chicks dig it (disclaimer: neither of these things are true, and never refer to women as chicks, it's rude)
The Fabs get the shock of their life as they arrive at Idlewild Airport
Houston, Texas, 1976
A back-lit mullet in the wild
McCartney vs. Bowie
Our money is on Bowie in the fourth
Paul and Linda, 1967
The lovely Linda leans in
Double exposure, '70s
Faster than a speeding bullet
Beatles in America, 1964
Liverpool lads become legends
The Beatles in colour, 1963
On their way to the toppermost of the poppermost
Look upon this mighty face fuzz and tremble, hipsters of the 21st century
We get your point, Paul
But who looks more confused, Ed Sullivan or Ringo?
New York, 1975
If you want to get ahead, get a hat. A terrible, terrible hat.
Tea for two
Live in Paris, 2006
That bass doesn't look right - Macca sans Hofner just feels wrong...
Two policemen and someone's mum couldn't stop the hoardes of teenage Beatlemaniacs feeling up Macca's collar
With James Brown and Brian Wilson
Brian plots his revenge for being left out of the hug
Pipes Of Peace, 1984
Stop that. It's silly.
Filming Help!, 1965
Did Paul really invent the Ugg Boot in the mid '60s? Yes, yes he did.
Macca does Buddy
Playing dress up in 1981
Paul punctures the 1920s look with a horribly 1970s bass
Lighting them up, Superbowl style
The Rolling Stones at Knebworth, 1976
No words could ever do that 'tasche justice, so we won't try
On tour, 1993
Serious pinstripes for serious times
Get out of the way, Donovan.
With Francois Hollande, 2012
Paul receives the Legion d'honneur and treats the occasion with the respect and gravitas it deserves. Oh, wait...
With Mal Evens, 1968
Poor tragic Mal. We salute you, sir
London Olympics, 2012
Hey Jude. Yes, again,
On set, 1964
Paul hangs out
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl...
The Queen always uses her fake hand when there's a lot of shaking to be done
Filming A Hard Day's Night, 1964
Macca gives another lackey the hairdryer treatment
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? Huh?
With Neil Young, 2012
That pair behind clearly aren't paying attention
Sir Thumbsaloft, 2011
A woman on each arm and two thumbs in the air: texbook McCartney
We celebrate Macca's birthday with a gallery of beautiful, brilliant and rarely seen pictures