Category 1971

The Wings Part Two

The Wings Part Two

1974ā€“78: Second line-up

After Band on the Run, Jimmy McCulloch, former lead guitarist in Thunderclap Newman and Stone the Crows, joined the band. The first Wings project with McCulloch was McGear, a 1974 collaboration between Paul and his younger brother Mike McGear, with session musician Gerry Conway playing drums. Warner Bros. Records chose not to play up the “Wings” angle in its marketing for McGear, and the album sold poorly. However, the sessions also generated a single credited to McGear’s group the Scaffold, “Liverpool Lou”, which became a top-10 hit in the UK. Shortly thereafter, Geoff Britton joined Wings on drums, and the first recording session with this full line-up was held in Nashville, where the band stayed at the farm of songwriter Curly Putman Jr...

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The Wings Part One

The Wings Part One

Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, were an Anglo-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group’s existence.
Wings

Wings, 1975. Lā€“R: Joe English, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch and Paul McCartney.
Background information
Also known as
Suzy and the Red Stripes
The Country Hams
Origin
England
Genres
Rock, soft rock
Years active
1971ā€“1981
Labels
Apple, Capitol, Parlophone, Columbia

Past members
* P...

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