The Paul McCartney Project

Paul’s new band is announced

Tuesday, August 3, 1971 • Posted in “A day in the life

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On this day Paul announced he was forming a new band with his wife Linda, drummer Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine. The name of this new band is still not settled at this stage.

From Melody Maker, August 7, 1971:

Now… McCartney forms his own band.

Paul McCartney has formed a group to record and play live gigs – with wife Linda on piano and vocals. The rest of the line-up is Denny Laine, formerly with Moodies and Airforce, on guitar, and American sessionman Denny Seiwell on drums. Seiwell played on McCartney’s last album, “Ram”.

The band which doesn’t have a name yet, recorded last week at EMI’s Abbey Road studios, and Shelly Turner of McCartney Productions Ltd. told the MM that Paul is “very happy with the band and with the tapes they made.

Live appearances will be delayed several months because “Linda is expecting a child in the Autumn, and Paul doesn’t want a pregnant pianist on stage. The band has been working very hard lately, and they’ll all be taking a holiday. Paul and Linda are going to the Mediterranean.

Shelly added: “Paul is also doing his utmost to finalise a contract on paper as to what he is now. He has high hopes of resolving the present problems with the rest of the Beatles in the very near future.

Apple release a single from “Ram” next week. The titles are “Back Seat Of My Car” and “Heart Of The Country”.

Melody Maker, August 7, 1971

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