Denny Seiwell

The Wings circlePart of the following line-ups • Wings 1971-1972Wings 1972-1973

About

From Wikipedia:

Denny Seiwell (born July 10, 1943) is an American drummer and a founding member of Paul McCartney and Wings. He also drummed for Billy Joel and Liza Minnelli and played in the scores for the films Waterworld, Grease II, and Vertical Limit. His drumming was used in TV shows like Happy Days and Knots Landing.

Seiwell was born and raised in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, the son of Donald Seiwell and Fay Carrigan. He is a graduate of Lehighton High School and was a member of the first Carbon County Band in 1961. After graduating from high school, Seiwell enlisted in the United States Navy, in the rate of Musician, playing in the Navy Band. He moved to New York City and caught the eye of McCartney, who recruited him to be in his band Wings and according to Seiwell, the band was like one big family living between London and the McCartneys’ farm in Scotland. After leaving the band, Seiwell eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has resided since 1975.

Wings outside Rude Studio, Scotland, 1971
Abe Laboriel Jr, Paul McCartney & Denny Seiwell
Paul McCartney & Denny Seiwell, in 2012
Paul McCartney met with Wings drummer backstage – on Aug 10, 2014

Last updated on April 15, 2021

Sessions


Recording "Give Ireland Back To The Irish"

Feb 01, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Give Ireland Back To The Irish


Recording "Another Day"

Oct 12, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why


Recording "Sunshine Sometime"

Oct 29, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram - Archive Collection


Recording "Leave It"

Apr 26, 1973 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McGear


Recording "Seaside Woman"

Mar 20, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Mar 27, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK)


Recording the "Wild Life" album

Jul 24 - Oct 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


First rehearsals for Wings

July 20-22, 1971


Albums, EPs & singles which Denny Seiwell contributed to


Ram (Mono - promotional)

By Paul & Linda McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Brushes, Cow bell, Drums, Percussion, Shaker, Tambourine • 10 songs


Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums, Percussion, Shaker • 2 songs


Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey / Too Many People

By Paul & Linda McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Cow bell, Drums, Percussion, Shaker • 2 songs


The Back Seat of My Car / Heart Of The Country

By Paul & Linda McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Brushes, Drums • 2 songs


Eat At Home / Smile Away

By Paul & Linda McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums • 2 songs


Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why (Promo)

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums, Percussion, Shaker • 2 songs


Ram

By Paul & Linda McCartney • LP

Contribution: Brushes, Cow bell, Drums, Percussion, Shaker, Tambourine • 10 songs


Wild Life

By Wings • LP

Contribution: Backing vocals, Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro, Maracas, Performed by, Tambourine, Trumpet • 9 songs


Give Ireland Back To The Irish

By Wings • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums, Performed by • 1 songs


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Jim Batchelor, Bass Guitarist/Vocalist 2 years ago

Hi Denny, Curious! Do you happen to know Carol and Ron Tempest from Barnesville, PA. My best bud, Doc Nagle, and I performed with them in an Oldies band back around 2007. Thanks!
Jim Batchelor, Wind Gap PA.
P.S. We chatted a while back via email some time ago when I lived in Bath (Lehigh Valley), PA.


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