Paul McCartney. Biography. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Paul McCartney biography:

Paul McCartney is an English musician and a former member of the legendary music band ‘The Beatles’. A multiple Grammy Award winner, he is also a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. With his unprecedented success as a musician he has achieved a legendary status, and is regarded as one of the icons of 20th century English music. He loved music from a young age and was influenced by his father who was a trumpet player. He began writing songs as a teenager and started playing the guitar. As a young man he met John Lennon in a church festival and Lennon who played with a band invited Paul to join them. Soon other aspiring musicians too joined the group, and thus ‘The Beatles’ was born. Over the next few years ‘The Beatles’ went on to achieve phenomenal fame and all the group members, including Paul McCartney became internationally famous. He was already an influential figure by the time The Beatles broke up and easily embarked on a successful solo career. Along with all his musical achievements, he is also well-known for his philanthropic activities and social activism

He was born as James Paul McCartney on 18 June 1942 in Liverpool, England. His mother Mary Patricia was a midwife while his father James McCartney was a cotton salesman and jazz pianist with a local band. He has one younger brother.

He attended the Stockton Wood Road Primary School where he met and befriended George Harrison.

Paul McCartney’s mother died of breast cancer when he was just 14. The loss of his mother shattered the young boy.

As a teenager, he met John Lennon at a church festival. Since John too had lost his mother at a young age, the two boys bonded quickly and became friends. John had a band called the ‘Quarrymen’ and invited Paul to join the band.

Over the next few years, the band adopted the name, ‘The Beatles’. It also saw many changes in the personnel and by 1962 he line-up consisted of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

The band’s first single, “Love Me Do”, principally written by Paul McCartney in collaboration with Lennon was released in 1962. The single became a hit and the Beatles became very popular.

In 1965 the group released their album, ‘Help!’ which spawned the hit single “Yesterday” written by Paul McCartney. The song went on to become one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music with more than 2,200 cover versions.

Paul McCartney gave the group an idea for a concept album, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ which was released in 1976 to immediate success. It performed well commercially and was also critically acclaimed. It spent 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

Even though the band achieved phenomenal popularity and widespread success, the relations between the band members became strained and they started having frequent disagreements. Thus Paul McCartney left the band in 1970.

In 1971, he along with his wife Linda McCartney, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine formed the rock band ‘Paul McCartney and Wings’.

 

Paul McCartney and Wings released several albums over the next decade including ‘Red Rose Speedway’ (1973), ‘Band on the Run’ (1973), ‘Venus and Mars’ (1975), ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound’ (1976), and ‘Back to the Egg’ (1979). The group disbanded in 1981 following disagreements over royalties and salaries.

The 1980s was a difficult time for Paul McCartney. He had become a drug addict and was arrested for possession of marijuana and fined. The same decade also saw the murder of his former partner, John Lennon, which deeply disturbed him. Even though he continued creating music, he could not achieve much success during this period.

During the 1990s, he collaborated with Martin Glover—popularly known as Youth—who was bassist of the rock band ‘Killing Joke’ and formed the band ‘The Fireman’. They came out with the album ‘Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest’, in 1993. The same year, McCartney released the rock album, ‘Off the Ground’.

He took a break from his solo career to work on ‘The Beatles Anthology’, a documentary TV series, a three-volume set of double albums, and a book focusing on the history of The Beatles. All the three surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, participated in the making of the works.

He continued touring, performing and recording new albums well into the new millennium even though he was now in his sixties. The albums he released during this period include ‘Ecce Cor Meum’ (2006), ‘Memory Almost Full’ (2007), and ‘Electric Arguments’ (2008).

His debut studio album, ‘McCartney’, released in 1970 peaked at No. 1 position on the US Billboard 200 chart and remained there for three weeks; it reached No. 2 in Britain.

The album ‘Band on the Run’ released by Paul McCartney and Wings, became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and remains his most successful album till date.

Awards & Achievements

Paul McCartney is a 21-time Grammy Award winner, including 12 as a member of ‘The Beatles’ and six as a solo artist.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: Class of 1988 as a member of the Beatles and Class of 1999 as a solo artist.

In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.

He received the Gershwin Prize for his contributions to popular music in 2010.

He received the French Légion d’Honneur for his services to music in 2012.

 

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THE SLEEPER. EDGAR ALLAN POE. ESCOGIDAS EN INGLÉS. TRADUCIDAS AL ESPAÑOL. BIOGRAFÍA Y OBRAS.

Este mes hemos escogido un poema titulado “The Sleepers”.

Fue escrito por el reconocido y gran escritor  Edgar Allan Poe.

 

The sleeper:

At midnight in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapour, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim,
And, softly dripping, drop by drop,
Upon the quiet mountain top.
Steals drowsily and musically
Into the univeral valley.
The rosemary nods upon the grave;
The lily lolls upon the wave;
Wrapping the fog about its breast,
The ruin moulders into rest;
Looking like Lethe, see! the lake
A conscious slumber seems to take,
And would not, for the world, awake.
All Beauty sleeps! — and lo! where lies
(Her easement open to the skies)
Irene, with her Destinies!

Oh, lady bright! can it be right —
This window open to the night?
The wanton airs, from the tree-top,
Laughingly through the lattice drop —
The bodiless airs, a wizard rout,
Flit through thy chamber in and out,
And wave the curtain canopy
So fitfully — so fearfully —
Above the closed and fringed lid
‘Neath which thy slumb’ring sould lies hid,
That o’er the floor and down the wall,
Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall!
Oh, lady dear, hast thous no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come p’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress!
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!

The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring, so be deep!
Heaven have her in its sacred keep!
This chamber changed for one more holy,
This bed for one more melancholy,
I pray to God that she may lie
Forever with unopened eye,
While the dim sheeted ghosts go by!

My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!
Far in the forest, dim and old,
For her may some tall vault unfold —
Some vault that oft hath flung its black
And winged pannels fluttering back,
Triumphant, o’er the crested palls,
Of her grand family funerals —
Some sepulchre, remote, alone,
Against whose portal she hath thrown,
In childhood, many an idle stone —
Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She ne’er shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within.

 

La durmiente

A medianoche, en el mes de junio,
permanezco de pie bajo la mística luna.
Un vapor de opio, como de rocío, tenue,
se desprende de su dorado halo,
y, lentamente manando, gota a gota,
sobre la cima de la tranquila montaña,
se desliza soñolienta y musicalmente
hasta el universal valle.
El romero cabecea sobre la tumba;
la lila se inclina sobre la ola;
abrazando la niebla en su pecho
las ruinas se van a dormir.
Parecido a Leteo, ¡mira!, el lago
parece que se entrega a un sueño consciente
y no despertaría por nada del mundo.
¡Toda la belleza duerme! Y ¡mira dónde reposa
Irene, con sus destinos!

¡Oh, ilustre señora!, ¿cómo puede estar bien
esta ventana abierta a la noche?
El aire travieso, desde la cima de los árboles,
pasa riendo a través de la reja.
Aires incorpóreos, revoltoso brujo,
entran y salen de tu aposento revoloteando,
y mueve el dosel de las cortinas
tan caprichosamente -tan temerariamente-
por encima de la cercana y orlada cobertura
bajo la cual tu alma adormecida reposa escondida,
que, sobre el suelo y por las paredes abajo,
¡como fantasmas las sombras suben y bajan!
¡Oh, querida señora!, ¿no tienes miedo?
¿Por qué y qué estás tú soñando aquí?
¡Seguro que vienes de allende lejanos mares,
atraída por este jardín!
¡Extraña es tu palidez! ¡Extraño tu vestido!
¡Extraña, sobre todo, la longitud de tu trenza,
todo ese silencio solemne!

¡La señora duerme! ¡Oh, que pueda su dormir
que permanece, ser tan profundo
que el cielo la tenga bajo su sagrada protección!
Este aposento se preparó para otra más santa,
esta cama para otra más melancólica.
¡Rezo a Dios para que repose
con los ojos cerrados para siempre,
mientras los pálidos amortajados fantasmas pasan!

¡El amor mío duerme! ¡Oh, que pueda ella dormir,
tan profundamente como largo sea tu sueño!
¡Que los gusanos se deslicen hacia ella suavemente!
En lo profundo del bosque, oscuro y viejo
puede aparecer algún alto cofre para ella,
algún cofre que se abra frecuentemente
su negra tapa como unas alas,
triunfantes, sobre los pináculos de los palios,
de los grandiosos funerales de su familia
-algún sepulcro, remoto, solitario,
contra cuya tapa ella ha tirado
muchas piedras distraídas en su niñez-.
Alguna tumba de cuya chirriante puerta
ella no pueda forzar nunca más un eco,
temblando al pensar, ¡pobre niña de pecado!,
que eran los muertos que gemían dentro.

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Katharine Hepburn Biography. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Katharine Hepburn Biography

Hepburn was more a personality than an actress when she took the professional plunge after graduating from Bryn Mawr in 1928; her first stage parts were bits, but she always attracted attention with her distinct New England accent and her bony, sturdy frame. The actress’ outspokenness lost her more jobs than she received, but, in 1932, she finally scored on Broadway with the starring role in The Warrior’s Husband. She didn’t want to sign the film contract offered her by RKO, so she made several “impossible” demands concerning salary and choice of scripts. The studios agreed to her terms, and, in 1932, she made her film debut opposite John Barrymore in A Bill of Divorcement (despite legends to the contrary, the stars got along quite well). Critical reaction to Hepburn’s first film set the tone for the next decade: Some thought that she was the freshest and most original actress in Hollywood, while others were irritated by her mannerisms and “artificial” speech patterns. For her third film, Morning Glory (1933), Hepburn won the first of her four Oscars. But despite initial good response to her films, Hepburn lost a lot of popularity during her RKO stay because of her refusal to play the “Hollywood game.” She dressed in unfashionable slacks and paraded about without makeup; refused to pose for pinup pictures, give autographs, or grant interviews; and avoided mingling with her co-workers. As stories of her arrogance and self-absorption leaked out, moviegoers responded by staying away from her films. The fact that Hepburn was a thoroughly dedicated professional — letter-perfect in lines, completely prepared and researched in her roles, the first to arrive to the set each day and the last to leave each evening — didn’t matter in those days, when style superseded substance.

Briefly returning to Broadway in 1933’s The Lake, Hepburn received devastating reviews from the same critics who found her personality so bracing in The Warrior’s Husband. The grosses on her RKO films diminished with each release — understandably so, since many of them (Break of Hearts [1935], Mary of Scotland [1936]) were not very good. She reclaimed the support of RKO executives after appearing in the moneymaking Alice Adams (1935) — only to lose it again by insisting upon starring in Sylvia Scarlett (1936), a curious exercise in sexual ambiguity that lost a fortune. Efforts to “humanize” the haughty Hepburn personality in Stage Door (1937) and the delightful Bringing Up Baby (1938) came too late; in 1938, she was deemed “box-office poison” by an influential exhibitor’s publication. Hepburn’s career might have ended then and there, but she hadn’t been raised to be a quitter. She went back to Broadway in 1938 with a part written especially for her in Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story. Certain of a hit, she bought the film rights to the play; thus, when it ended up a success, she was able to negotiate her way back into Hollywood on her own terms, including her choice of director and co-stars. Produced by MGM in 1940, the film version was a box-office triumph, and Hepburn had beaten the “poison” label.

In her next MGM film, Woman of the Year (1942), Hepburn co-starred with Spencer Tracy, a copacetic teaming that endured both professionally and personally until Tracy’s death in 1967. After several years of off-and-on films, Hepburn scored another success with 1951’s The African Queen, marking her switch from youngish sophisticates to middle-aged character leads. After 1962’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Hepburn withdrew from performing for nearly five years, devoting her attention to her ailing friend and lover Tracy. She made the last of her eight screen appearances with Tracy in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which also featured her niece Katharine Houghton. Hepburn won her second Oscar for this film, and her third the following year for A Lion in Winter; the fourth was bestowed 13 years later for On Golden Pond (1981). When she came back to Broadway for the 1969 musical Coco, Hepburn proved that the years had not mellowed her; she readily agreed to preface her first speech with a then-shocking profanity, and, during one performance, she abruptly dropped character to chew out an audience member for taking flash pictures. Hepburn made the first of her several television movies in 1975, co-starring with Sir Laurence Olivier in Love Among the Ruins — and winning an Emmy award, as well. Her last Broadway appearance was in 1976’s A Matter of Gravity.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hepburn continued to star on TV and in films, announcing on each occasion that it would be her last performance. She also began writing books and magazine articles, each of them an extension of her personality: self-centered, well-organized, succinct, and brutally frank (especially regarding herself). While she remained a staunch advocate of physical fitness, Hepburn suffered from a genetic condition, a persistent tremor that caused her head to shake — an affliction she blithely incorporated into her screen characters. In 1994, Warren Beatty coaxed Hepburn out of her latest retirement to appear as his aristocratic grand-aunt in Love Affair. Though appearing frailer than usual, Hepburn was in complete control of herself and her craft, totally dominating her brief scenes. And into her nineties and on the threshold of her tenth decade, Katharine Hepburn remained the consummate personality, actress, and star.

On June 29, 2003 Katharine Hepburn died of natural causes in Old Saybrook, Connetticut. She was 96.

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Drake . “Hotline Bling”. Letra en inglés y video. Traducción al español. Selección de canciones en inglés.

Canciones en inglés: “Hotline Blink” de Drake; uno de los cantantes con más éxito del momento. La canción resultó ganadora del Grammy 2017 a la mejor canción rap y mejor interpretación rap.

VIDEO DE LA CANCIÓN HOTLINE BLINK DE DRAKE:

Drake – Hotline Bling

Hotline Bling

You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
‘Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you bendin’ over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you’re rollin’ up a backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you, gettin’ nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone
You should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city.

Llamada esperada

Solías llamarme a mí, solías, solías
Solías llamarme a mi celular
En la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Llámame a mi celular
Tarde en la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Y sé que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa
Se que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa

Desde que deje la ciudad tú
Tienes una reputación para ti ahora
Todos saben y me siento excluido
Nena me tienes triste, me tienes estresado
Porque desde que deje la ciudad, tu
Empezaste a vestir meno

Copas de champagne en la pista de baile
Cotorreando con algunas chicas que nunca había visto antes

Solías llamarme a mí, solías, solías
Solías llamarme a mi celular
En la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Llámame a mi celular
Tarde en la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Y sé que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa
Se que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa

Desde que deja la ciudad, tu tu tu
Tu y yo ya nos llevamos
Me haces sentir que te hice algo malo
Yendo a lugares donde no perteneces
Desde que deje la ciudad, tú
Tienes exactamente lo que pediste
Se te acaban las paginas en tu pasaporte
Estando con chicas que nunca había visto antes

Solías llamarme a mí, solías, solías
Solías llamarme a mi celular
En la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Llámame a mi celular
Tarde en la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Y sé que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa
Se que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa

Estos días, todo lo que hago es
Preguntarme si te estas dejándote caer para alguien más
Me pregunto si estas forjando cigarrillos para alguien más
Haciendo cosas que te enseñe, coqueteando para alguien mas
No necesitas a nadie mas
No necesitas a nadie más, no
Porque nunca estas sola
Porque siempre andas en la calle
Siempre solías quedarte en casa, se una buena chica
Estabas en la zona
Deberías de ser tu misma
Ahora mismo, eres alguien más

Solías llamarme a mí, solías, solías
Solías llamarme a mi celular
En la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Llámame a mi celular
Tarde en la noche cuando necesitas mi amor
Y sé que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa
Se que cuando esa llamada suene
Solo puede significar una cosa

desde que deje la ciudad.

Aubrey Drake Graham nació en Toronto, el 24 de octubre de 1986.

Conocido artísticamente como Drake, es un rapero, cantante, compositor, productor discográfico y actor canadiense.

El cantante llegó a vender hasta 2012 más de siete millones de álbumes en todo el mundo. ​ Por su trabajo ha ganado un premio Grammy, tres premios Juno, seis premios BET, y estableció varios registros importantes en las listas de Billboard.

‘Scorpion’ de Drake, es el disco más vendido en 2018, en los Estados Unidos, con 3.90 millones de unidades.

 

 

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