Fifty years ago, Paul McCartney announced to the world that The Beatles had called it quits.
He revealed the Fab Four break up on April 10, 1970 in a self-interview included with advance copies of his solo album “McCartney.” (Songwriting partner John Lennon, who had told his bandmates months earlier he was quitting the group, later complained McCartney had used the news to sell an album.)
“McCartney” with the standout tracks “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Every Night” was one of many solo discs that he, along Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr released in the wake of The Beatles breakup.
As solo acts, continued to make some truly memorable music. Looking back over the past five decades, here are the 10 best Beatles solo albums in chronological order: