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Wings

September 23rd, 2014

Formed:
1971 in London, England

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s




Wings

Biography

Following his second solo album, Ram, in 1971, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, formed Wings, which was intended to be a full-fledged recording and touring band. Denny Laine, a former guitarist for the Moody Blues, and drummer Denny Seiwell filled out the lineup and Wings released their first album, Wild Life, in December 1971. Wild Life was greeted with poor reviews and was a relative flop. McCartney and Wings, which now featured former Grease Band guitarist Henry McCullough, spent 1972 as a working band, releasing three singles — the protest tune “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” the reggae-fied “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” and the hard-rocking “Hi Hi Hi” — in England. Red Rose Speedway followed in the spring of 1973, and while it received weak reviews, it became his second American number one album. Later in 1973, Wings embarked on their first British tour, at the conclusion of which McCullough and Seiwell left the band. Prior to their departure, McCartney's theme to the James Bond movie Live and Let Die became a Top Ten hit in the U.S. and U.K. That summer, the remaining Wings proceeded to record a new album in Nigeria. Released late in 1973, Band on the Run was McCartney's best-reviewed album to date and his most successful, spending four weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and eventually going triple platinum.

Top Albums


1. Venus and Ma..

2. At the Speed..

3. Wings Greate..

4. Wingspan: Hi..

5. Band On the ..

6. Wings over A..

7. Venus and Ma..

8. Band On the ..

9. Red Rose Spe..

10. Wings At the..

11. London Town

12. Wild Life

13. Back to the ..

14. Band On the ..

15. Band On the ..

16. At the Speed..

17. Venus and Ma..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Band On the Run Wings Greatest 5:09 $1.29
2.
Live and Let Die Wings Greatest 3:11 $1.29
3.
Silly Love Songs Wings Greatest 5:52 $1.29
4.
Listen to What the Man Said Wingspan: Hits and History 3:55 $1.29
5.
Jet Wings Greatest 4:06 $1.29
6.
Let 'Em In Wings Greatest 5:09 $1.29
7.
With a Little Luck Wings Greatest 5:44 $1.29
8.
Band On the Run Band On the Run (Deluxe Ver.. 5:13 $1.29
9.
Live and Let Die Wingspan: Hits and History 3:11 $1.29
10.
Band On the Run Wingspan: Hits and History 5:13 $1.29
11.
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five Band On the Run (Deluxe Ver.. 5:31 $1.29
12.
Let Me Roll It Band On the Run (Deluxe Ver.. 4:49 $1.29
13.
My Love Wings Greatest 4:07 $1.29
14.
Maybe I'm Amazed (Live) Wings over America (Live) 5:20 $1.29
15.
Let 'Em In Wingspan: Hits and History 5:10 $1.29
16.
Silly Love Songs Wingspan: Hits and History 5:54 $1.29
17.
Mull of Kintyre Wings Greatest 4:42 $1.29
18.
Hi, Hi, Hi Wingspan: Hits and History 3:08 $1.29
19.
Silly Love Songs All the Best 5:53 $1.29
20.
Listen to What the Man Said Venus and Mars (Deluxe Edit.. 4:01 $1.29
21.
Jet Band On the Run (Deluxe Ver.. 4:08 $1.29
22.
Hi, Hi, Hi Wings Greatest 3:07 $1.29
23.
Silly Love Songs Wings At the Speed of Sound 5:52 $1.29
24.
Helen Wheels Wingspan: Hits and History 3:44 $1.29
25.
My Love Wingspan: Hits and History 4:07 $1.29

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