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  Wings (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney, formed a couple of years after the dissolution of The Beatles.
The band name is said to have come to McCartney as he was praying in the hospital while Linda was giving birth to their second child together, Stella McCartney.
Wings' 1977 single, "Mull of Kintyre"/"Girls School" is still the biggest-selling non-charity single in the UK (although Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" sold more, its sales include a reissue in aid of the Terence Higgins Trust) and it ranked fourth in the official list of best selling singles in the UK issued in 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wings_(band)   (1592 words)

 Wing (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wing is an appendage used for flight by an animal or an apparatus used to create lift in aeronautics.
Wing River Township, Minnesota, a township in the United States.
Wings (BBC TV series), which was a BBC drama which ran from 1976 to 1977.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wings   (350 words)

 Beatles Unlimited: Wingspan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wings - Paul, Linda, drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists Denny Laine and Henry McCullough, received a bag of 50p pieces, which were distributed amongst the band later in the back of the van.
Wings' massive UK hit single Mull Of Kintyre was written by Paul in 1977 at the height of the British punk rock period.
Wings had a variety of line-ups during the decade of the band; seven in fact.
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 Wings (band): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wings also recorded the hit theme song to the James Bond (James Bond: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming) film Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die: live and let die is the second james bond novel by ian fleming, first published...
In November and December of 1979 Wings performed their final tour of the UK, climaxing with a massive 'Rockestra' all-star collection of musicians in London in aid of UNICEF (UNICEF: An agency of the United Nations responsible for programs to aid education and the health of children and mothers in developing countries) and Kampuchean refugees.
Wings' 1977 single, "Mull of Kintyre"/"Girls School" is still the biggest-selling non-charity single in the UK (although Queen (Queen: The wife or widow of a king) 's "Bohemian Rhapsody (Bohemian Rhapsody: "bohemian rhapsody" is a song written by freddie mercury, originally performed by queen....
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 RATW: Paul McCartney Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wings II brought Henry McCulloch to the band as lead guitarist and prompted a 1973 tour of small concert halls in England and Europe.
Wings had an almost impossible task of remaining anonymous until their line-up had settled - practically from the day they were formed.
Each member of the band is highlighted with assists on lead vocals or song composition: further demonstration of the democratic tendencies Paul has always insisted on, - actively reluctant for Wings to become his vehicle solely.
www.ratw.com /issues/1/paul_mc.htm   (1396 words)

 Silver Wings Band History
Engineer Band would apply theory to practice in far away places such as Sicily, Naples, Rome, Southern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe as the allies pushed to liberate Europe.
In 1947 the regimental band was deactivated, and the unit was transferred to the regular Army.
In 1952 that Band was relocated to Camp Rucker, Alabama.
www-rucker.army.mil /98AB/history.htm   (273 words)

 CD Baby: 3 KISSES: Wings - from musicdish
She and band members Tony Meeks (rhythm and lead guitar), Jennie Rutherford (drums) and Lou Granda, (of the Austin band Dinkum) filling in on bass, wasted no time winning the crowd over to their infectious songs and spontaneous performance.
The band's pop influences made these songs instantly recognizable and were served with enough passion to win over even the most skeptical in the crowd.
This is the essence of Wings and the result is a unique sound, echoing tunes of the early 70’s with an edgy contemporary twist.
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Wings were launched at a fancy dress party hosted by Paul and Linda at London's Empire Ballroom on November 8, 1971.
Wings' debut album, Wildlife, was released on December 7, 1971.
Wings' Grammy-winning Rockestra Theme was written for the London benefit concert in aid of UNICEF and Kampuchean refugees, that climaxed the 1979 UK tour.
www.capitolmusic.ca /artist_page.asp?artist_id=895§ion=bio   (1272 words)

 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band - Ft. Rucker, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Now popularly known as the "Silver Wings" Band, its heritage includes seven campaign streamers and has been permanently stationed at 17 different locations to include Germany, Italy, Africa, France, and various locations in the United States.
The primary mission of the "Silver Wings" Band is to promote and enhance the morale and esprit de corps of the military community through participation in official ceremonies, formal concerts, and recreational events.
The band also provides buglers at funerals for our veterans' families in the southeastern region, promotes recruiting and public relations, and represents the United States Army at local and national activities.
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 Band On The Run
I believe deep down that Band On The Run is a metal song, and the only thing that kept it from becoming a hard rock masterpiece is the fact that Paul McCartney just doesn't have the metal pipes needed to put it across.
He was telling me that his band used to play Auf Wiedersehen by Cheap Trick, and I said, "That song is metal." And he agreed, although of course he wouldn't have been playing that song if it were not metal.
Band On The Run is totally badass, and would be taken to its limit if placed in the capable hands of Iron Maiden.
www.rocksnobs.com /2003_04_28_wings.html   (749 words)

 Wings Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is going to be a short biographical timeline on Paul's second band, Wings, on the albums they made, the tours they went on in different incarnations - and their end.
The name Wings was inspired by the complicated birth of Paul's and Linda's daughter Stella on September 13.
Wings shoot promotional clips for seven album tracks (June 4-13) which results in a 31-minute TV special which is aired in America and the UK, later.
www.mcbeatle.de /macca/wings.html   (1937 words)

 The Music Box: Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
Such was the case with Band on the Run -- Paul McCartney's fifth album after leaving the Beatles and his third with Wings.
He and his band were scheduled to record in Lagos, Nigeria in August 1973, but unknowingly had planned their visit during the country's hottest and rainiest season.
On the former, McCartney set out to prove that he could stand on his own in the wake of the Beatles, while the latter is simply a band out to overcome all the obstacles the world can throw at it.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Band on the Run: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The album is a great example of Macca's unmatchable talent for experimenting with conventional pop formats without losing sight of the rock 'n' roll routes that orginially sparked his talent and, in turn, in great music of the Beatles.
To call the album a 'concept' album would be erroneous, though 'a song cycle' might be an accurate description, particularly with the recapitulation of the 'Band on the Run' chorus at the end of the final track, 'Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five'.
Band on the Run is probably the best album/CD to date from Paul, and also the most consistently praised...
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 Paul McCartney: Wingspan - An Intimate Portrait (2001)
Despite this poor announcement of his new band, Wings would go on to become a very popular force during the rest of the Seventies.
The issue of Wings band members, evolution and politics is an interesting one, but don’t expect to hear much about it during Wingspan, a documentary that purports to cover the history of the group.
Denny was Paul’s primary creative foil throughout this period, and he was the only other member of Wings who had any talent beyond pure instrumental capabilities; Laine scored a hit with the Moody Blues in the Sixties via the excellent “Go Now”, and he provided some good tunes on the Wings albums as well.
www.dvdmg.com /wingspan.shtml   (3397 words)

 Electric Wings - The Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The band leads you on a journey that takes you through the love, pain and party addiction that is lead singer John Wise.
Wise is living the dream that began when he was a teenager and tattooed his body with the “Flying V guitar with Wings” that has now become the logo for his life passion, Electric Wings.
The man simply known as weedge is both Electric Wings' bass player...and their demographic.
www.electricwings.net /band.cfm   (339 words)

 eBay.co.uk - wings band on, Records, CDs, Music Memorabilia items at low prices
WINGS Band On The Run LP Rare Lyrics 1973 Ltd Poster
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 Band On The Run - Wings - Music Records Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
It could be said that the basis of his own music through Wings, was merely a back catalogue of all the styles of music that he wanted to...
Band On The Run - Wings : The Geezer still had it
Any local tension that arose during the recording in Lagos, Nigeria(Paul and Linda being mugged;the band were accused of exploiting African music when Paul ordered in some congas) is absent from this joyous, moving, occasionally daft album, a transatlantic chart topper which sold over 6 million copies.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /music-records/band-on-the-run-wings   (356 words)

 Paul McCartney/Wings
Paul McCartney decided to put together a band shortly after Ram was recorded, so he found two lads by the name of Denny Seiwell (on drums) and Denny Laine (guitar), and formed the 70's group Wings.
Unfortunately, the bands first effort turns out to be a fairly wasted effort, since many of the decent songs run out of gas quickly, or are just plain corny.
The Wings first album turns out to be a major disappointment, as Wild Life is a fairly banal assortment of tunes, which mostly just end up sounding plain dumb.
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 Amazon.com: Band on the Run: Music: Paul McCartney & Wings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RED ROSE SPEEDWAY and the "Live and Let Die" single showed Wings was on the rise and this is their studio peak.
Mourning fans clawed at the temple of the legendary band and clamored for nearly any scrap of a song that dropped from an ex-fab four.
And regardless of some of its flaws, "Band On the Run" remains a great listen some thirty years after the screams of "Paul is back!" bounced off the atmosphere back in 1973.
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 eBay - wings band on ..., Records, CDs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Paul McCartney and Wings Band On The Run LP record
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 Paul McCartney And Wings - Band On The Run
Having decided it might be far out to cut a new Wings album in Lagos, Nigeria, Paul had already made all necessary arrangements when guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell announced that he could make the trip without them.
The album is credited to Wings, but for the first time this is a Paul McCartney album and no one gets in his way or mars the full effect.
Skipping lightly between the African tribal dance sounds and the majestic chord changes of earlier masterpieces, the band is flawless as is Paul's performance.
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 Amazon.com: Band on the Run: Music: Paul McCartney & Wings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The amazement was that Wings actually consisted of Paul and Linda with guitarist Denny Laine; Paul played most everything on the record.
Band on the Run is arguably Paul McCartney's greatest post-Beatles production, and the sound quality on the CD version is most adequate.
Then came, "Band on the Run" which marked a turning point, and typifies the rest of McCartney's work.
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 Barnes & Noble.com Music - Wingspan (Hits & History) -- Paul McCartney - CD
Still, Sir Paul and his Wings were at their best when simply kicking back in party mode, as evidenced by a passel of good-natured rave-ups like "Hi, Hi, Hi" and a previously unreleased, Wild Life-era medley of "Bip Bop/Hey Diddle/I Am Your Singer" that, while not essential, earns plenty of points for charm alone.
Wingspan is available in a regular and a limited edition, both of which include a 24-page, five-color annotated booklet featuring rare photographs of the various Wings lineups, liner notes by Beatle-ologist Mark Lewisohn, and a personal introduction by McCartney.
Paul McCartney always got the short end of the stick when he was in the Beatles and again in the '70s, as he and his erstwhile partner John Lennon pursued solo careers.
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 Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Band on the run, band on the run
And a bell was ringing in the village square
Yeah, the band on the run, band on the run
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 eBay.co.uk - wings band, Records, CDs, Music Memorabilia items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wings - Band On The Run (CD 1993 the beatles)
Wings - Band on the Run (made in Japan)
Paul McCartney and Wings Band On The Run (and Poster) LP
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 Wings – ( BAND ON THE RUN TAB )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sender: news@ultb.isc.rit.edu (USENET News System) Reply-To: whc2993@ritvax.isc.rit.edu Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology Lines: 39 Nntp-Posting-Host: vaxa.isc.rit.edu Band on The Run verse C Fmaj7 C Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun.
Fmaj7 Em And the first one said to the second one "there I hope you're having fun" Chorus: G C Em C Am F C Band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor Sam Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 were searching everyone for the band on the run, band on the run, C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C band on the run, band on the run.
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 McCartney, Paul & Wings - BAND ON THE RUN [DTS] - QuadraphonicQuad Forums
Jon I think you have the titles confused here.The running order of the dts Band on the run is the same as the original USA and Australian Lp release.
In the process of remixing, it can be understandable that someone not familiar with the stereo mixdown might mix something way up or down relative to that tape....but to clip the first notes--that obviously--requires either ignorance, stupidity, or somebody's honest blunder, the sort of thing we don't wish to associate with professionals.....
I have a couple of 4.0 DTS albums from Eric Clapton, but my copy of this one is in the centre channel too, whereas the EC discs are definitely not.
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 Jimmy McCulloch biography (The Musicians' Olympus)
The live album Wings over America was originally a 3LP, but the CD reissue has been reduced to a 2CD, without losing any track.
In July 1976, there is assembled a band comprising some friends and bandmates of keyboardist Tim Hinkley, under the name Hinkley's Heros.
The band went on tour with Mick Grabham, but they soon split.
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