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    Default Mike "McGear" McCartney

    Born Peter Michael McCartney (January 7, 1944), Mike McCartney (also known as Mike McGear ) is a British performing artist and rock photographer and the brother of Paul McCartney. He had several hit records in the 1960s and 1970s He decided on a stagename, using the Liverpudlian equivalent of "Fab", so as not to generate undue influence from his family connections.


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    In 1968, with Roger McGough, he released an album (McGough & McGear) that entailed lyrics, poems, and comedy. The duo worked together, along with John Gorman, as The Scaffold, recording a couple of UK hit singles.
    The trio added other members and later released two more albums (both in 1973) as Grimms.

    McGear released a solo album entitled Woman in 1972, which included many tracks co-written with McGough.

    In 1974, McGear released McGear in which he collaborated with his brother Paul. He is also a photographer, and has published pictures he took of The Beatles backstage and on tour and has recently brought out a limited edition book of photos he took spontaneously backstage at Live8.

    He married and divorced Angela Fishwick, and later married Rowena Home. McGear has six children, including Josh McCartney who was drummer in the band The Famous Last Words (formerly known as Trilby).
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    Hhm..yeah, remember him posing at the Gayton Primary School summer fayre in Heswall in the 70's when I was a nipper. Think he had a daughter in the year below me. He still lives in Heswall I think.

    Got himself into some sort of bother recently I believe. Went to court over it ....

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    I wonder if he ever told the secret of what "Aintree Iron" meant.
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    I've got his autograph on a footy programme when I was a nipper at a Mighty Redmen v West Brom match. He's also a cracking photographer.

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    Default Mike "McGear" McCartney

    Any of you in the know on this one?

    I recently read that Sir Paul McCartney's kid brother Mike has a completely different personality from Paul. In what ways do they mean? The passage didn't go on further to elaborate.

    I know from photos I've seen of him he doesn't bear much family resemblence to Sir Paul. First off, he's a redhead who looks more like the Irish-American comedian Denis Leary than he does Paul McCartney. I think he looks more like Sir Paul's mother's side of the family, the Monin's.

    Any insights into Mike's personality?

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    I don't know much about Mike's personality, or if he's a lot different to Paul, but I think as the two have got older they have started to look a bit more alike.

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