Paul McCartney remembered his former bandmate, John Lennon, as he joined other celebrities at the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday.
While at the protest, the 75-year-old member of the Beatles spoke with CNN and said that one of his friends was killed by gun violence several years ago. On Dec. 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman assassinated Lenon in his residence in New York City.
"One of my best friends was killed by gun violence right around here, so it's important to me not just to march today but to take action tomorrow and to have these people have their voices heard," said McCartney.
The lead vocalist of Beatles also went to the protest while wearing his "We Can End Gun Violence" t-shirt. When asked what he hopes to achieve with the rally, McCartney opened his jacket and showed off his shirt.
McCartney did not go to the rally alone. His wife, Nancy Shevell, accompanied him to the protest in Washington D.C. Other singers who graced the event include Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Celebrities like George Clooney, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West were also present at the rally.
In related news, McCartney's hometown of England has banned the private ownership of guns after a mass shooting took place in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. At that time, the gunman killed 16 children and one teacher.
Paul McCartney Career
McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the vocalist and bass guitarist of the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, McCartney pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings.
Some of his albums include Ram, New, Flowers In the Dirt, Pipes of Peace, Tug of War, Abbey Road, Flaming Pie, Venus and Mars, Chaos and the Creation in the Backyard, Off the Ground, Kisses on the Bottom, Press to Play, and Memory Almost Full.
Some of McCartney's most famous songs are "FourFiveSeconds," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Ebony & Ivory," "Band on the Run," "No More Lonely Nights," "Say Say Say," "Coming Up," "My Love," "My Valentine," "Here Today," "We All Stand Together," "Queenie Eye," "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," "All You Need Is Love," and "Blackbird."
John Lennon And The Beatles
Lennon, on the other hand, is an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist. In 1957, he put the Quarrymen band together. Three years later, he formed the Beatles with McCartney.
The other members of the Beatles are George Harrison and Ringo Starr.