Paul McCartney & Wings
About Paul McCartney & Wings
Unwilling to continue as a solo artist after two low-profile albums recorded in the wake of the Beatles' split, Paul McCartney put together a new group, based around the core trio of McCartney, his wife Linda, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. The newly christened Wings recorded an album in 1971, then spent much of 1972 playing small gigs around the U.K. and Europe. The band hit its commercial stride in 1973 with Red Rose Speedway, followed by its most enduring effort, Band on the Run. The album yielded two transatlantic Top Ten singles ("Jet" and the title track). After the staggering success of the single "Mull of Kintyre" in 1977, McCartney called time on Wings and resumed his solo career shortly afterwards.