Guinness World Records described McCartney as the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time", with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles, and as the "most successful songwriter" in United Kingdom chart history.More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2013 he has sold over 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.
Paul McCartney is without a doubt is better than Eric Clapton all around with the only exception that i would say Eric Clapton is the better guitar player.Paul McCartney is the better over all musician and i agree one of the best Bass Players of all time.
I did see Eric Clapton in concert in back in 1979 and he it was one hell of a fantastic show he did that night and i did also see Paul McCartney in concert July 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston,Massachusetts.That was my dream of a life time come true and no other concert that i have ever been to in my life will ever top that one and i have been to dozens of concerts in my life time thus far!
Both Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney are legends in the history of music without a doubt!I believe Eric
Clapton is the only (or at least the first) to be inducted into the R&RHOF 3 times.Once as a member of Cream,Derek and the Dominoes and then the 3rd time as a solo artist.(Feel free to correct me if i am wrong!)
Paul McCartney's song Yesterday is the most covered song in music history.With the song being covered more than 2,200 times.
Their strengths are everything they do and they have no weaknesses!
Birth name James Paul McCartney
Born 18 June 1942 (age 71)
Genres Rock, pop, classical, electronica
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer, businessman
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, drums
Years active 1957–present
Labels Apple, Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Hear Music, Parlophone, Polydor, Swan, Vee-Jay
Associated acts The Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings, the Fireman
Birth name Eric Patrick Clapton
Also known as Slowhand
Born 30 March 1945 (age 68)
Ripley, Surrey, England
Genres Rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, artist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1962–present
Labels Surfdog, Warner Bros., Reprise, Polydor, RSO, Atco, Apple
Associated acts The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse, Robert Cray, Cream, Free Creek, the Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, JJ Cale, the Plastic Ono Band, Santana, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dominos, Sheryl Crow, the Beatles, Phil Collins, the Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, Luciano Pavarotti, the Band, Freddie King, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, Brian Wilson, John Mayer, Roger Waters, Dire Straits, Elton John, George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Paul McCartney, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Personal experience, opinion and the Wiki pages.