Mull Of Kintyre (4:44)

Cover of Wingspan

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“Mull of Kintyre” is a popular 1977 song by former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings. The song was penned by McCartney and bandmate Denny Laine in tribute to the picturesque Kintyre peninsula in Argyll, Scotland, where McCartney had owned a home and recording studio since the late 1960s.

“Mull of Kintyre” was recorded in August 1977 in London, during a break in recording the London Town album caused by Linda McCartney’s advanced pregnancy, which led to the departure of Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English from Wings. Bagpipes from Kintyre’s local Campbeltown Pipe Band were included as a prominent part of the recording. “Mull of Kintyre” and “Girls School” (a rocker that had been previously recorded for London Town) were released as a double A-sided single on 11 November 1977, independently of the album.

The song was Wings’ biggest hit in the United Kingdom, although it flopped in the United States.

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