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14 Reasons Every Teenager Should Know Who Paul McCartney Is

Calm down: Millennials should be aware of Kanye’s special guest

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On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West and Paul McCartney dropped their collaboration “Only One,” an Auto-Tuned, Stevie-tinged meditation on parenthood that a spokesperson calls “the first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.”

Some folks — most likely joking — started posting variations of “Who is Paul McCartney?” and a cyclone of activity soon took over Twitter. There were smug folks angry or saddened that kids don’t know their hugely famous elders; there were equally smug people defending a teen’s right not to know someone whose biggest hit came out 46 years ago; there were headlines from news organizations that fueled the fires.

Let Rolling Stone soothe the worried minds of anyone trolled by these pranksters: Assuming that a teenager has been actively aware of pop culture in the last 10 years, here are 14 reasons why there’s really no excuse that millenials aren’t mindful of Macca.

In This Article: Beatles, Kanye West, Paul McCartney

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