August 29, 1966 - Last scheduled concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
March 2, 1967 - Paul McCartney wins a Grammy for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance for "Eleanor Rigby." Also, McCartney and John Lennon win a Song of the Year Grammy for "Michelle."
February 29, 1968 - The Beatles win two Grammy Awards for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": Song of the Year and Best Contemporary Album.
May 14, 1968 - Apple Corps Ltd. is formed to manage their business affairs.
January 31, 1969 - The Beatles play an impromptu concert on the roof of the Apple building in London, their last live performance together.
April 10, 1970 - Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have broken up and releases his first solo album, "McCartney," a week later.
March 16, 1971 - The Beatles win a Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special, for "Let it Be."
April 15, 1971 - The Beatles win an Academy Award for Original Song Score, for "Let it Be."
1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney form the band Wings.
March 15, 1972 - Wins a Grammy for Arranging for "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
March 1, 1975 - McCartney and Wings win a Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by A Duo, Group Or Chorus, for "Band on the Run."
1979 - The last album by Wings, "Back to the Egg," is released, and McCartney resumes sole billing on all of his recordings.
January 16, 1980 - Arrested for marijuana possession at the Tokyo Airport, and spends 10 days in jail.
February 27, 1980 - Wins a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Rockestra Theme."
July 13, 1985 - Performs at Live Aid, a concert for Ethiopian famine relief.
January 20, 1988 - The Beatles are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but McCartney does not attend the ceremony.
April 20, 1990 - Sets a new world record for the largest stadium crowd in rock history, when he plays to 184,000 in Rio de Janeiro.
November 1995 - "Anthology," containing demos, rare material, and outtakes of the Beatles, is released, in conjunction with a five-hour miniseries on the group.
December 1995 - The Beatles release a new single, "Free as a Bird," their first new song in 25 years. John Lennon started it before his death in 1980.
February 26, 1997 - "Free as a Bird" wins two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Music Video-Short Form and "Anthology" wins one for Best Music Video.
March 11, 1997 - McCartney is formally invested as a knight by Queen Elizabeth II. He is now called Sir Paul McCartney.
April 17, 1998 - Wife, Linda McCartney dies of breast cancer.
March 15, 1999 - McCartney is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.
October 20, 2001 - Headlines the "Concert for New York," a benefit for 9/11 victims. David Bowie, Elton John, and Mick Jagger also perform, and the concert is broadcast live on VH-1.
March 17, 2008 - A British judge announces the divorce settlement between McCartney and second wife Heather Mills. She is awarded 24.3 million British pounds, approximately $50 million dollars U.S.