Geoff Britton

The Wings circlePart of the following line-ups • Wings 1974-1975
Born:
Aug 01, 1943

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Geoffrey Britton (born 1 August 1943, in Lewisham, South East London) is an English rock drummer known for his work with Paul McCartney & Wings from August 1974 to January 1975, where he was featured on the Venus and Mars album.

Britton was a member of the progressive rock band East of Eden which formed in Bristol from June to December 1969 and recorded the album Snafu. Afterward he joined The Wild Angels. After leaving Wings in early 1975 Britton was a member of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band from 1978 to 1979, playing on the Angel Station album. In 1977 he was in the ‘supergroup’ Rough Diamond, recording in London’s Roundhouse Studios. In the early 1980s, he joined the power pop group The Keys, whose one album was produced by Joe Jackson. […]

Geoff Britton was hired as the next drummer for Wings, as Denny Seiwell had left before the “Band On The Run” sessions in Lagos. He joined Wings for the Nashville sessions in 1974, participated on the “One Hand Clapping” project in August 1974. He then participated to the sessions for the album “Venus And Mars”, starting in November 1974. In March 1975, Geoff Britton left Wings and was replaced by Joe English.

March 8, 1975, music paper NME announced the departure of Wings drummer, Geoff Britton. From https://webgrafikk.com/blog/news/wings-drummer-sells-kit/
From Paul McCartney to Reissue Two Wings Albums With Unreleased Songs & Footage | Billboard – Michael Putland/Getty Images
Paul McCartney and Wings photographed in 1974.
From Jimmy McCulloch – Posts | Facebook – On this day (August 15) in 1974, Wings regrouped at Abbey Road Studios for a series of filmed rehearsals in preparation to go out on the road. Recorded in the heart of Studio 2 Abbey Road, the One Hand Clapping documentary film gives viewers an inside glimpse reminiscent of The Beatles Let It Be movie of a band rehearsing and recording new material. It also gave each individual Wing the spotlight where they gave their insight into the band.
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Last updated on April 3, 2021

Albums, EPs & singles which Geoff Britton contributed to


Junior's Farm / Sally G

By Paul McCartney & Wings • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums • 2 songs



Venus and Mars

By Wings • Official album

Contribution: Cymbals, Drums, Milk bottles • 4 songs


Listen To What The Man Said / Love In Song

By Wings • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums, Milk bottles • 1 songs


Letting Go / You Gave Me The Answer

By Wings • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Wings Greatest

By Wings • Official album

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Coming Up

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Walking In The Park With Eloise

By The Country Hams • 7" Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Paul McCartney ROCKS

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


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Tony Lincoln 5 months ago

Geoff Britton and I went to the same school and are exactly the same age. He's is a great friend of mine and although he now lives in Spain I am in close touch with him. Prior to the Covid pandemic he would often pop over to England and would always call by to spend time with my wife and me. He is one of the nicest guys one. Outdoor ever wish to meet and wonderful company.
Tony Lincoln
02/04/2021


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