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Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
English Singer from The Beatles and Wings. In a WalesOnline.co.uk interview he said regarding the film Nowhere Boy, "I've not seen it yet. I saw some early rushes of it and the whole thing came off well. But I want to tell Sam Taylor-Wood off as I hear that my character is not as tall as John - I'm not having that! Both of us are 5ft 10 and a half!"

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Karateman says on 2/Mar/14
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With Steven Tyler.(5ft 9in)
Paul McCartney wears flat shoes.
Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.75in.
JB says on 4/Feb/14
I'd say 5'9.5" was more like his peak height. The fact that his claim is 5'10.5" tells us that he was actually more like 5'9.5". All celebrities add the extra inch or two when giving their height. All the Beatles claimed to be 5'11" or as John said "just under six feet" to try and give the impression of being above average. And back in the 1960s it was easier to get away with lies like that.

Anyways, nowadays he looks more like a 5'8.5" kinda guy.
little sue says on 29/Jan/14
My mate 71 and he was always 5ft 11 but he was measured at Doctors last week and they said he was 5ft 9 so two inches shrinkage easily possible
mcfan says on 28/Jan/14
Paul is probably 5'8.5 now. Yes, he just has shrunk quite a bit...not that uncommon.
Torg says on 27/Jan/14
If McCartney is 5' 10" (give or take an inch, then every other male in the world must be 6' 3" or more..... McCartney is noticeably shorter than other celebs who state their height as 5' 10". I'd guess he's actually closer to 5' 7" or 5' 8".
Dora says on 26/Jan/14
How Paul can be 178 or 180 cm when standing by his newest wife who is 170 where he almost looks shorter than her. SHE WEARS FLATS!!!! Is he shrinking that rapidly? I don't think anyone can at age 71 - his face looks terribly old for his age too.
mcfan says on 14/Jan/14
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truth says on 3/Jan/14
181cm morning like he said, then yes 179cm is beleivable.
Christian says on 17/Dec/13
-mcfan,yes I know. I was suprised as well.
mcfan says on 14/Dec/13
Christian, I never saw that. That looks about right, but I think John looks about 15 lbs heavier than Paul in 63 and 30 lbs heavier in 65.
Christian says on 4/Dec/13
-mcfan, No it is Paulīs quote: Have a look here: Click Here
mcfan says on 3/Dec/13
Paul stated 140 lbs. I think this is John's quote.
Sam says on 27/Nov/13
Sure, just over 5'11"...at peak, in his Cuban heels, standing ramrod straight in the morning.
Christian says on 26/Nov/13
Hey Rob. This is what Paul stated in an interview from 1964.

What is your full real name?

James Paul McCartney.

Where and when were you born?

I was born in Liverpool, England, on June 18, 1942.

What is your height, weight and coloring?

I'm just above 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh 158 pounds.

Interesting that he said just above 5'11''. This was the at the same time John stated he was just under six feet tall.
[Editor Rob: it's a big claim]
Sam says on 19/Nov/13
I'd take a stab that at peak McCartney was 5'10.25" in the morning and shrinking as much as half inch over the day and is now nearly an inch shorter than his peak.
jimbo says on 18/Nov/13
Paul was 5'9 3/4" in bare feet in 1966. I've seen his tailor's measurements.
heightwise says on 15/Nov/13
As a big Beatles fan, what I perceive their peak heights to be:

Paul- 178-179cm
John 177-178cm
George 177cm
Ringo 167-169cm

Very fractionally taller than John though could appear an inch+ taller due to better posture. To me it's clear George is third tallest despite the 3 of them always looking roughly the same. Ringo i'm a bit more unsure of so i've given him a bigger bracket, at times he looked to have enough on his footwear to give the illusion of other 2-3inches shorter than the others, but is definitely a good 4.

I did however see a newspaper clipping from when they met Muhammad Ali saying "The Beatles, none of whom measured over 5ft10" which is quite revealing. So maybe he was just exactly 5'10 peak
Hiro says on 3/Nov/13
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Paul McCartney.(5ft 9.75in)
Jeff Lynne.(5ft 10.5in )
Claude Nobs.(?)
Joe Walsh.(5ft 10.5in )
Pascal 5 10 says on 1/Nov/13
Rob, did you see my last comment? What do you think?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 9-9.5 today, but how much height he has lost, whether it is only a little or a full inch, that's the question]
Pascal 5 10 says on 31/Oct/13
Rob, I don't mean to give you a hard time over this. 5' 9.5" is actually closer to his peak height. He has only lost around half an inch - and these days does look 175 cm most of the time (when he isn't wearing his big Cuban heels or Beatle boots).

There is no way he or John were legit 5' 10.5" men barefoot!
Pascal 5 10 says on 30/Oct/13
Rob, what makes you think that he's 5' 10"? Do you seriously think that he would stand like Ronnie O'Sullivan or Mike Tyson in a photo next to you?
[Editor Rob: nowadays he can look shy of 5ft 10]
Sam says on 30/Oct/13
He has looked pretty consistently close to 5'9" for years. I think 5'10.5"-5'11" self claims are an attempt to squeeze a little more height out for McCartney, Lennon and Harrison, perhaps a citing of their height wearing shoes. Next to 5'9.5"-5'10" peak guys like Eric Clapton, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, they look very similar heights. The three non-Ringo Beatles never got over 5'10" barefoot IMO, maybe more like a peak of 5'9.75" for McCartney and Lennon, about a half inch less for Harrison.
Yoshi says on 30/Oct/13
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With Bruce Springsteen.(5ft 9in)

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With Neil Young.(5ft 11in)

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With Tom Hanks.(6ft)

Paul McCartney wears flat shoes.
Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.75in.






   
Yokosan says on 29/Oct/13
Hello, satchy.
Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.75in.
On a day of this photography, Chris Pine wears western boots and Paul McCartney wears sneakers.
Christian says on 28/Oct/13
In the documentary "The Love We Make" Paul is standing talking to CNN-reporter Dan Rather. Rob has Dan as 5'10'' and McCartney looks an inch shorter. This was back in 2001 and the more I see of Paul the more he seems to be in the 5'9'' range. Have you seen the documentary Rob?
Yokosan says on 28/Oct/13
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George Michael's height is 5ft 11in (180 cm).
Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.75in (177 cm).
Yokosan says on 28/Oct/13
Paul McCartney's height is 5ft 9.75in (177 cm).
MD says on 28/Oct/13
Definitely not 5'10", anymore. He's lost quite a bit of height.
satchy says on 27/Oct/13
he is no taller than 5ft 8...here he is with Chris Pine Click Here
Berni says on 26/Oct/13
I met Paul last week 18/10/2013 and was taken by how much shorter he appeared to be than me.i am 5.101/2 or 179 in new money. Guess he must be approx 5.91/2.
Yokosan says on 25/Oct/13
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Yokosan says on 25/Oct/13
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Please watch the shoes of two people. Jimmy Fallon wears high heel shoes. Paul McCartney wears flat sneakers.
mcfan says on 23/Oct/13
I'd say Paul is only 5'8.75 now. Used to be 5'10.
MD says on 18/Oct/13
With 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon:

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Pascal 5 10 says on 10/Oct/13
This needs amending. He's one of the most famous people in the world! I love the guy, but he's over-listed here.

More like 177 cm peak and 175 cm now.
Uncle P says on 27/Sep/13
He describes himself as 5'10" in an interview in the current edition of Mojo, the British music magzine.
Pascal 5 10 says on 13/Sep/13
Just saw a picture of Paul with Prince Charles, from the mid '90s. They were identical - 5' 9.5".
christian says on 2/Sep/13
There is a documentary called The Love We Make. It takes place in the aftermath of 9/11 and when Paul was gathering celebs to a concert for the victims and for the heroes there is a scen when Paul is talklng to Eric Clapton. The are standing on the same ground and Paul is wearing black sneakers. They look to add an inch. Eric is in some flat shoes. In this scene Eric looks an inch taller. I was suprised cause Eric seemed to be in the 5'11' region. But if he is 5'9 and a half Paul is max 5'9''. Have you seen the documentary Rob?
Beatlefan says on 29/Aug/13
He could be 5'9.5" especially these days, May Pang measured John Lennon at this height in the mid 1970's and he and Paul were always very close in height. The Beatles were always listed as 5'11" in the early sixties apart from Ringo who was listed as 5'8" but this was probably their height in Cuban heeled Beatle boots. However recent pictures of Paul next to 6'1" President Obama show he could still be 5'10" if he was not wearing height enhancing footwear that day.
randall says on 26/Aug/13
Yes, 5' 9.5" barefooted is about right. Celebs fudge a lot with height even members of the Beatles.
Craig 177 says on 29/Jul/13
5' 8.75" (175 cm) now. 5' 9.5" (177 cm) peak.

I really do believe that this is accurate. What do you think Rob?
AJ says on 21/Jul/13
Definetely a smidge over lennon I'd say 5'10.75"
Craig 177 says on 1/Jul/13
Paul McCartney: 5' 9.5"
John Lennon: 5' 9.5"
George Harrison: 5' 9"
Ringo Starr: 5' 6"

These are their barefoot heights.
Tee says on 19/Jun/13
5'9" range for Paul, John, and George is totally believable. Ringo has even stated that he was 5'6" and if you look at all of the Beatles together it's easy to see that they're no more than 3 inches taller than Ringo.
Gregorovich says on 23/May/13
The more photos I see of the Beatles, the more I believe that they were all just a tad above 5'9". The best evidence we have is Paul's height now. Even if he has lost an inch due to age, he was never more than 5'10".
Dries says on 20/Apr/13
Not quite 1.80m the tallest Beatle ...
Christian says on 15/Apr/13
-Bruno, nice clip. I would say Paul looks 5'8'" there. Interesting.
Bruno says on 13/Apr/13
Have a look at Duke Wayne presenting an award to Macca, he makes him look like a midget. Click Here
Christian says on 25/Mar/13
Here is 5'8'' Joe Jonas next to Paul. Joe Jonas has also been listed 5'7'' but according to himself he is 5'8''. Paul looks 5'10''.

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And that clip AD posted, Paul has very low cut shoes and Baldwin is in regular 1 inch dress shoes. I think itīs fair too say Paul is 178 cm or just about.
runt says on 21/Mar/13
Rob, would it be too far-fetched for you to be in a photo with one of the remaining Beatles? I suppose its a little presumptuous of me to expect that you would have had a photo with one of the Beatles by now. Are they often in country?
[Editor Rob: cost of travel and helping out other family mean I can't do much travelling the last year to get any celebrities, and I hate visiting London ]
AD says on 21/Mar/13
Was 5'9.5" when I met him in mid 80s so could never have been taller than that,maybe a cm or 2 smaller now plus check out this clip which shows him definately looking about 5'9" now next to 5'11.5" Alec Baldwin
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mcfan says on 17/Mar/13
He also looks an inch shorter than Rod Stewart...Paul does.
Christian says on 11/Mar/13
Have a look at 12 seconds in to the clip. Paul looks 1.5 inches taller than 5.8.5 Joe Cocker

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Christian says on 11/Mar/13
Here is from the same event:

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Christian says on 11/Mar/13
-Koalized, Bruce must have 2 inch boots on. But we donīt know for sure.
Koalized says on 7/Mar/13
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Something is happening here.
Christian says on 28/Feb/13
-Sean, Great clip.
Sean says on 21/Feb/13
Click Here 0:30, Brian must have been having them round up, eh?
mcfan says on 24/Dec/12
If McCartney is 5'10 now, Jimmy Fallon is 6'1.
IDK says on 6/Dec/12
Not sure guys, next to 6'2.5-3" Cassius Clay Paul McCartney seems about 5'9.5" peak. The top of his head without the hair would only be up to about his lip.

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Mac says on 29/Nov/12
I watched Paul near last year. Paul McCartney's height is about 5 ft 10 in (178 cm). Yoshihiro is right
mcfan says on 22/Nov/12
This is not correct. Eric Clapton was just a hair taller than Paul in the 60s. I would say Eric was a very strong 5'10. In my own opinion Paul and John were either 5'9.75 or 5'10 max. 10 years ago Eric looked the same as Paul, but they're getting older now. The 5'9.5 estimate on this site is incorrect for Eric. Sorry, I can't help it if I'm always right. lol.
Yoshihiro says on 21/Nov/12
Paul McCartney's height is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Eric Clapton's height is 5 ft 9.5 in (177 cm). 

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Yoshi says on 21/Nov/12
Paul McCartney's height is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Eric Glapton's height is 5 ft 9.5 in (176.5 cm).

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Christian says on 14/Nov/12
Yes, I think it is time for a downgrade. Paul is closer to 5'9.5'' today than 5'10. Would you agree Rob?
mcfan says on 8/Nov/12
I disagree about Charles and Paul. I thought Charles was a smidgen taller than him in '89.
AD says on 5/Nov/12
I'm not sure about Charles' height but mcfan you're right about the listing for Macca being wrong ....it should be 174.5cm current height.... 177cm peak height.
mcfan says on 3/Nov/12
I don't agree with that assessment. I think Prince Charles was a true 5'10 guy. Even in 89' I thought Paul looked 1/2 inch shorter than Charles. Prince Charles also looked an inch taller than Jagger. These days Prince Charles does in fact look an inch taller than Paul, but I think Paul is only 5'8.75 now. He is 70. Only a few years ago Paul still looked over 5'9, but he has shrunk for sure. 5'10 as his current height is not accurate at all. I think Paul started to lose some height in his late-40s.
Alex says on 24/Oct/12
Admittedly I've never seen him but I always had the impression Charles was a six footer. I'm surprised to see him this low.
MHouillon says on 4/Oct/12
5'9 flat these days.

177, maybe 178 back when, but never 179 or 180.
mcfan says on 17/Aug/12
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mcfan says on 14/Aug/12
While I don't dispute Paul and John were the same height, I just don't think they were quite 5'10.5. How could they have been if Tom Jones was taller than both of them even in the 60s? I'd put them max of 5'10 in the 60s. Bowie was probably 5'9.25 and Jagger 5'9.5. Clapton I think was a true 5'10 guy.
178 says on 27/Jul/12
I am a gigantic Paul McCartney fan. In truth, I'd estimate him to be 5' 8.5" (174 cm) maximum these days.

At the Diamond Jubilee, Prince Charles (who is 5' 9" to 5' 9.5") was almost 1 inch taller. Also, Tom Jones who is 5' 9.5" now, was 1 inch taller than Sir Paul.

I'd list Paul as 5' 9.5" (177 cm) peak height. 5' 8.5" (174 cm) today at age 70.
Christian says on 26/Jul/12
Hi Rob. If you take a look at this photo Jack linked to Click Here Paul looks 5'8-5'9''. Do you think he is under 5'10'' now?
[Editor Rob: he does look 5ft 9 in a number of pics nowadays.]
jack says on 25/Jul/12
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151044014608313&set=a.10151044014508313.474376.182736663312&type=3&theater

barlow is 5'7.5
jack says on 23/Jul/12
5'9 now looks to be.
mcfan says on 6/Jun/12
Tom Jones is still one-inch taller than Paul McCartney so nothing has changed. Did you see the Queen's Diamond Jubilee? They're only feet apart towards the end of the program.

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