Paul McCartney has considered quitting music

Paul McCartney has considered quitting music

This happened during the time when The Beatles disbanded in 1970. 

Singer Paul McCartney
Singer Paul McCartney /Instagram

Paul McCartney may be one of the biggest artists in the world, but there was a time he almost called time on his career. 

The Beatles star says in the early years of his musical career, he almost stopped doing music. 

Paul says he contemplated quitting after The Beatles officially disbanded in 1970. 

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Currently, there are only two members of the band left - Paul and Ringo Starr.

"There’s a couple of times in life when you are forced into taking a risk. After The Beatles, this was my situation: ‘Do I keep going with music, or not?’" Paul said in a newsletter. 

He said he battled about how to go on. 

"Well, I want to keep going. So, ‘How am I going to do it? Am I going to have a band, or am I just going to busk outside train stations? How’s it going to work?’" he said. 

Thankfully, he is not a person who makes hasty decisions. 

"I’m quite careful normally… I weigh things up and try to be pretty careful," he said.

The star continued to produce music and released hit after hit.

"The main question I had was whether to keep going after the Beatles because it was a hard act – some might say, an impossible act - to follow. The ingredients in the Beatles were so unique. You had John right there, who could have made any group brilliant. Then you had George’s talent, and Ringo’s, and then me," he said. 

But after The Beatles disbanded, he says he didn’t know what to do with himself, and "trying something new was really risky."

However, he is grateful he took the risk. 

"The risk paid off," he added.

His debut solo album, 'McCartney', was released in 1970 and topped the charts. 

To this day, his music is enjoyed by people all over the world. 

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