The album was announced on 21 October 2020. Its release was moved back a week due to “unforeseeable production delays”.
McCartney III was released on compact disc, various vinyl editions, digital download, and streaming services. Multiple coloured vinyl variants were made available, including a Third Man Records yellow edition limited to just 333 copies.
The album topped the album charts in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It went top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
In the USA, McCartney III charted at number two on the Billboard 200, behind Taylor Swift’s Evermore, and topped the US Top Rock Albums chart.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Paul McCartney live at Hammersmith Apollo, London
- 2009: McCartney on X Factor chart battle, video for (I Want To) Come Home
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed by Associated Press
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed for CBC-TV
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono record a message for Japanese radio
- 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear onstage in a white bag
- 1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attend the première of The Family Way
- 1966: Tara Browne dies
- 1963: Radio: From Us To You
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1962: Travel: Liverpool to Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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