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"Wings" was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney, formed a couple of years after the dissolution of The Beatles. It achieved widespread popularity during the 1970s despite continual personnel changes.


Paul McCartney's first post-Beatles album ''McCartney'' was a solo effort and the second ''Ram'' was by "Paul and Linda McCartney."

Then late in 1971, drummer Denny Seiwell, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine, joined McCartney and wife Linda McCartney to record Paul's third post-Beatles project. The result was ''Wild Life'', the first project to credit "Wings". 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. Paul McCartney recalled in the film ''Wingspan'' that the birth of Stella was "a bit of a drama"; there were complications at the birth and that both Linda and the baby almost died. He was praying fervently and the image of wings came to his mind. He decided to name his new band "Wings".

In 1972, McCartney returned to touring, mounting an impromptu tour of UK universities and later a tour of small European venues (w...

years active 1971–1981
origin England
music genre Rock music
current members Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Denny Laine
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