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Paul McCartney released from Japan prison

Jan 25, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

After 10 days spent in jail, Paul McCartney was released and ordered to leave the country on the same day. In the morning, Linda McCartney left the Metropolitan Police Department, and had those words to the pressing journalists: Linda: I didn’t see Paul. When you saw him yesterday, what did he say? Linda: He’s been




Other Wings members leave Japan

Jan 21, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

Paul McCartney still being jailed in Japan for the 5th day, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber and Steve Holley decided to leave Japan. As reported in The Beatles Diary Vol.2: After the break-up 1970-2001: Denny headed for Cannes, in the South of France, where he catches the end of the annual Midem Festival. It is there




Wings '80 Japan tour cancelled

Jan 17, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

Paul McCartney being jailed for possession of marijuana since the previous night, promoters logically decided to cancel the 11-dates Japan tour. The dates of the tour were to be: January 21st, 1980 Tokyo, Japan Budokan January 22nd, 1980 Tokyo, Japan Budokan January 23rd, 1980 Tokyo, Japan Budokan January 24th, 1980 Tokyo, Japan Budokan January 25th,




Paul McCartney arrested and jailed in Japan

Jan 16, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life ,

On this day, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney and their four children flew to Tokyo for the upcoming Wings Japan tour. At the airport, customs officials found 219 grams of cannabis in Paul McCartney’s luggage. They arrested McCartney and brought him to a local jail while the Japanese government decided what to do. He was to