Paul & Linda McCartney join a Scaffold party

Thursday, May 2, 1974

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Thursday 2nd May, 4.30pm – Denny Laine still hasn’t turned up for an interview set for 3.30. He’s sorry but he’s having a lovely time at a party thrown for Scaffold by Warner Brothers. Trevor, one of the Wings roadies offers to go and drag him out, and half an hour later Denny breezes into McCartney Productions. We all go into a spare office: Denny’s drinking some strong black coffee and saying he’s perfectly willing to do the interview but Sue and I will have to come over to the party ‘cos it’s really great over there. After about ten minutes of humming and hawing and us apologising for dragging him away from his party and suggesting the interview be set up for another time, he suddenly gets up, “Come on girls”.

Down in ‘The Den’ of Warner Brothers everyone is very friendly. Linda is very sweet and greets us warmly. “Hi, how are things going?” We talk briefly about hotdogs and whether the Macs are still vegetarian; they are on and off, but aren’t so strict about things nowadays. Meanwhile Denny’s fixing us a Bacardi and… Oh, there’s no coke, ”Will lemon do?” Yes, lemon’s just great. There’s some incredible music blasting out of the Hi Fi: something about James Dean. And….. we’re all sitting very comfortably.

It’s getting late. We’ve been chatting for nearly two hours. Outside on the street we wait for Denny to come up, so that we can take a few photos. Paul, Linda and Mike drive past and Paul gives us a toot on the horn. We smile and wave, and think how nice he is, not at all ‘Big Time’ despite all the adoration and glory he had in the Beatles.

Denny comes up and we take the photos, then all walk round to Soho Square, it’s been a lovely interview. We must do it again sometime. We thank him and wave goodbye as he drives off in his Bentley.

From Wings Fun Club newsletter N°1, 1974

Last updated on July 31, 2022

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