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- Deb Hall, Birmingham University
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This was the ninth concert of Wings’ University Tour.
When we went on to Birmingham we went to Denny’s place first, then played a University slightly out of town. It wasn’t the best gig.Paul McCartney – From the “Wings Over Europe” tour book
About the setlist
The exact setlist for this concert (and for most of the concerts of the Wings’ university tour) is unknown. Only two audience recordings surfaced on bootlegs (one for the first concert of the tour, in Nottingham, on February 9, 1971; the other one for the concert in Hull, on February 11, 1971), even if all the concerts had been taped by the band.
The gigs were pretty much the same. We taped them all.Denny Laine
We didn’t have many songs. To be precise, we had eleven, which – at about three minutes a song – is a 33 minute act. They wanted longer so we repeated things. ‘We’ve had a request to do Lucille. We did it earlier but now we’re gonna do it again for Jenny Babford on the science course’. Whatever. We just repeated things, especially our new single Give Ireland Back to the Irish. The gigs went quite well but it’s funny to look back and realise that we had such little material.Paul McCartney – From “Wingspan: Paul McCartney’s Band on the Run“
The setlists were a mix of new songs, oldies and some blues jams. Paul McCartney made sure to not play any Beatles song. It’s likely the setlist of this concert was similar to this:
- Give Ireland Back To The Irish
- Blue Moon Of Kentucky
- Seaside Woman
- Thank You Darling
- You’ve Got To Help Me Darlin’
- Some People Never Know
- The Mess
- Bip Bop
- Henry’s Blues
- Smile Away
- My Love
- Wild Life
- Long Tall Sally
Last updated on February 15, 2022
Deb Hall, Birmingham University
This was the 1st and only concert played at Deb Hall, Birmingham University.
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