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Thursday, August 10, 1972


Concert • By Wings • Part of the Second leg of the Wings Over Europe Tour

Last updated on July 17, 2024


  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Location: Skandinavien Halle


  • Location: Skandinavien Halle


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From RazMatazMagazine:

On this day in 1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested backstage in Gothenburg, Sweden, for possession of six ounces of marijuana, which was mailed to them by someone in McCartney’s office who thought they would enjoy some weed while on the road.

The couple was released after paying a combined fine of $1,200.

From Meet the Beatles for Real: A message to the Swedish police – August 10, 1972 –  Sweden — the McCartney first pot bust.   
From Meet the Beatles for Real: A message to the Swedish police – August 10, 1972 –  Sweden — the McCartney first pot bust.   
From YES — Wings 1971–73 – The final book in the package is an exclusive Wings Over Europe photo book created to document Wings’ tour across Europe in 1972. It contains previously unseen images by Linda McCartney and Paul’s written memories of the tour. The cover of the book is hand screen-printed with a cloth bound spine. The book cover was inspired by the original flyer from the tour, which had Paul’s face and Allen Jones painting on it.
From Beatles Books Podcast sur X : “Paul McCartney excitedly arrives in Gothenburg as Wings continue their 1972 European tour. https://t.co/u6G8qQAPuv” / X (twitter.com)

Skandinavien Halle

This was the 1st and only concert played at Skandinavien Halle.

Setlist for the concert

The setlist for this concert is incomplete, or we have not be able to confirm in an accurate way that this was the setlist. If you have any clue, pls let us know and leave a comment.

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Wings Live - On tour in the 70s

This is the first detailed study of Paul McCartney's Wings on tour in the 1970s. It covers every single concert from the University Tour of 1972, ending with the abandoned tour of Japan in January 1980. A wide variety of primary sources have been consulted, including all available audio and video recordings; press reviews; fan recollections; newspaper reports and tour programmes.

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