Paul McCartney sends birthday video to Thaddeus Richard

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On this day, Thaddeus Richard, who collaborated with Paul McCartney and Wings between 1976 and 1979, celebrated his 73rd birthday and received a birthday video message from Paul McCartney.

From, May 23, 2022:

He couldn’t be there for the big party Sunday in Thibodaux, but former Beatle Paul McCartney did send along a video wishing a happy birthday to his friend “Thad.”

Thaddeus Richard, who plays horns, keyboards, guitar and lots of other instruments, celebrated his 73rd birthday a day early, taking the stage with fellow musicians for a party arranged in his honor at Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center.

In the short video, shown during the party, McCartney strums an acoustic guitar and  sings a salute to his friend and former bandmate.

Hey, Thad, you’re quite a lad,” McCartney sings. “You know we love ya’, no one above ya’.” […]

Take it away, Thaddeus,” McCartney sings from behind the piano. 

Asked what it was like to perform with one of the world’s most famous bands, Richard said “for a 25-year-old boy from Thibodaux, you’ve got to be joking — it was heaven.” […]

McCartney didn’t forget his old friend and fellow musician, either.

Congratulations, Thad, quite an honor,” McCartney sings at the end of his video. “You deserve it, man.”

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