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Three bands are known to have used the name Wings, one from UK, the others from Malaysia and Finland. A duo in Korea is also using the name Wings (윙스).

1. Wings (also known as Paul McCartney & Wings) from UK. Late in 1971, drummer Denny Seiwell, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine, joined Paul McCartney and wife Linda McCartney to record Paul McCartney’s third post-The Beatles project. The result was Wild Life, the first project to credit Wings.

In 1972, Paul McCartney returned to touring, mounting an impromptu tour of UK universities and later a tour of small European venues (with the group driving around in a van), playing no The Beatles numbers. He scored hits with the relatively light singles “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” (banned by the BBC for its political stance, and only mentioned in chart rundowns on Radio 1 as ‘a record by Wings’), “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, and “Hi Hi Hi” (again, banned by the BBC for alleged drug and sexual references).

In early 1973, Paul McCartney repeated this pattern, adding ex-Spooky Tooth guitarist Henry McCullough, and re-christening the band Paul McCartney and Wings for the album Red Rose Speedway.

Following the release of Speedway, Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough left the band, leaving the McCartneys and Denny Laine to cut their next album at EMI’s recording studio in Lagos, Nigeria, recording what turned out to be their breakthrough album, Band on the Run.


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  • pandaonthemoon

    for the Korean duo, the correct tag is

    1 Apr 1:17pm Reply
  • O-u-t

    윙스 for korean band :з

    13 Mar 2:17pm Reply
  • iagomelo2


    13 Mar 3:27am Reply
  • Guipreissler


    11 Mar 2:51am Reply
  • deratyne

    Why caps?

    7 Mar 12:25pm Reply
  • karish12

    Mrs Vandebilt Great Great Song ! I Crazy About This Song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Feb 11:09am Reply
  • bryankiy

    Good music

    17 Jan 7:56am Reply
  • iagomelo2

    mamunia mamuniaa

    8 Jan 5:36am Reply
  • Miday

    We played Wings all through a party at my uncle Alberts house Runway,Abbey Straits,London and are fans ever since.This was in 2008 after recording our album in London.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "Having watched the first man walk on the moon from the black and white TV screen, it changed my perspective, it actually gave me the energy to focus in on things that were out of the box." - In 2015, Sarah Brightman will travel to the International Space Station, a dream that she has had since childhood, when mankind took its first steps on the moon. Brightman takes a closer look at her own relationship with the universe on her new album, Dreamchaser, through a few wistful originals and playful covers by Sigur Rós, Wings, Elbow and Cocteau Twins. Alongside her otherworldly plans, we ask the vivacious soprano how she spends a typical day on Planet Earth:

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • juanmccartney

    themartialarts, the problem is that people download different ones :(

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • themartialarts

    Don't see how there should be a problem in merging 'Paul McCartney & Wings' with 'Wings' - the two names were the same project, which for a period had the name prefixed with Paul's with by the label for commercial reasons, which they simply dropped again. They were clearly the same band and it seems odd to dilute their charts this way.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jtgilmore13

    Finnish doom/death only. [3]

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iagomelo2


    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • malevon

    if band on the run at half speed with tons of reverb sounds appealing to anyone else:

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • drluciensanchez

    so sad to see Jet so far down last week, c'mon people.

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • madeira_sensei


    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    Evidently not "Finish doom/death only". If that were true you wouldn't have to insist as such.

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Why not? Because Paul McCartney's solo albums are different from Wings' albums, and should be credited as such. Only Ram is borderline, but ultimately it was created before Wings the Band formed.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • desafio520

    Why don´t just unite Paul McCartney, Wings and Paul McCartney and the Wings in one sole band? I know there are a lot of differences, and discussions, but it just don´t seem right to see his music split. Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and so many other bands had plenty of periods and changes but the name is just one. I think that is a historical debate, not a tag debate. When we look at the number of songs played, it seems Paul McCartney is little listened! And Why? Because of so many categorization and divisions.

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
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