Sir Paul McCartney is the latest artist to share his most cherished childhood songs and memories as he joins charity campaign End The Silence by Hope and Homes for Children. The Beatles’ music was revealed as the UK’s most popular childhood musical memory.

Sir Paul McCartney remembered: “Be-Bop-A-Lula’ was the very first record I bought and I saved up all my pocket money and I went down to the city centre in Liverpool…I took it home and played it to death.

I can’t imagine growing up without listening to music. I just can’t because I was so lucky…to imagine not having music is terrifying, really I don’t know what I would have done. I certainly wouldn’t be who I am today, you know, because of the influences and the joy of listening to music is what made me.

End The Silence, the global charity campaign which endeavours to find positive alternatives to orphanages for children all over the world, has raised close to £2 million since launching earlier this year. Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Noel Gallagher and Ozzy Osbourne have all given exclusive interviews for the campaign, which you can check out here.