Paul McCartneys first post- Beatles music venture, Wings achieved eight Top 10 albums in both the UK and US and Mull Of Kintyre remains one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. The band was formed during the summer of 1971, Paul and wife Linda being augmented by Denny Seiwell (drums) and Denny Laine (Brian Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, Jersey, Channel Islands; guitar/vocals, ex-Moody Blues), who, as Denny And The Diplomats, had supported the Beatles at the Plaza Ballroom, Dudley on 5 July 1963. Wings debut Wild Life, intended as an uncomplicated offering, was indifferently received and is regarded by McCartney himself as a disappointment. Guitarist Henry McCullough (ex-Grease Band) joined at the end of 1971, and the early part of 1972 was taken up by the famous surprise college gigs around the UK. Notoriety was achieved at about the same time by the BBCs banning of Give Ireland Back To The...
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