Groningen • Saturday, August 19, 1972

ConcertBy Wings • Part of the Second leg of the Wings Over Europe Tour
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Evenementenhal Martinihal

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This was one of the five concerts, from the “Wings Over Europe” tour, professionally recorded, using the 16-track Rolling Stones’ mobile unit, by engineer Alan Parsons, assisted by Jeremy Gee and Graham Fleming.

We filmed a few of the concerts, I think, just for archive purposes really. ‘We should film one of these; kind of thing. And The Rolling Stones had this mobile recording van – you know, there were a couple of outfits that could record you on the road. But we knew theirs was a good one so that came along to record a few of the dates. And I think we had the idea for ‘Bruce McMouse’ around the same time too, maybe because the families were on the tour with us. It’s likely that we would say, ‘Let’s film them and if we do the animation thing we’re dreaming of, these can be the live performances in it’.

Paul McCartney – From “Wings Over Europe” book – Words written in February 2018

Those five concerts were:

Paul McCartney performs on stage with Wings, Netherlands, August 1972. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
From Beatles – Paul McCartney and Wings Very Rare Groningen Dutch | Lot #89320 | Heritage Auctions ( – Paul McCartney and Wings Very Rare Groningen Dutch Concert Poster (Holland, 1972). A rarity, especially in this condition, this Richard Avedon-style poster advertises a Saturday, August 19, 1972 concert from Paul McCartney and Wings at Groningen’s Martinhal in the Netherlands. From Paul’s first tour since the breakup of the Beatles. Measures approximately 16.5″ x 24″. Rolled. In Very Good Plus condition, with minor edge creasing.

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Evenementenhal Martinihal

This was the 1st and only concert played at Evenementenhal Martinihal.

Setlist for the soundcheck

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Setlist for the concert

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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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