Sir James Paul McCartney, CH, MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. McCartney gained fame and success as a member of The Beatles, alongside his bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and achieved continued success as a solo artist and as a member of the band Wings. McCartney is recognized as one of the most successful composers and songwriters of all time.
During The Jungle Book production, the development staff had beside thoughts of him and his Beatles bandmates to voice the vultures. But, because of an extra work planning, John Lennon declined the offer.
McCartney and his band, Wings, was considered for an episode of The Muppet Show. Jerry Nelson said in a 1999 interview, "They tried their best to get the Beatles, Paul was willing to do it, but we had to hire the whole band… When he was with Wings. It was too big time. We just didn't have the money. I think George would have done it, but they kept trying to negotiate with Paul... Ringo probably would have too. If they had asked me, I would have said, 'Hey! Get them! Don't dicker... Get the ones who are ready to commit.'"