Tucson • Friday, June 18, 1976

ConcertBy Wings • Part of the Wings Over the World tour
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From paulmccartney.com, June 18, 2013:

On this day during the ‘Wings Over The World’ tour the band performed at the Community Center in Tucson. As it was June 18th Paul was met at the show with several ‘Happy Birthday’ banners made for him by local fans.

Backstage at the gig Paul was seen celebrating his birthday with a Wings At The Speed Of Sound themed cake.

The birthday celebrations continued after the show with Paul being serenaded by a Mariachi band and then breaking into a piñata.

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From Paul. Art Edition No. 51–100 ‘Wings Backstage, 1976’ (Limited Edition) – TASCHEN Books

To me, the photograph was taken backstage after a Wings concert in Tucson in 1976, Paul holding a glass of water was tired, but he’s happy, the performance had gone well… to me the photo is Paul saying in a humble way, ‘I’ve just given my best to the audience a good performance tonight’…

Photojournalist Harry Benson, from Paul. Art Edition No. 51–100 ‘Wings Backstage, 1976’ (Limited Edition) – TASCHEN Books

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Convention Center

This was the 1st and only concert played at Convention Center.

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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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Tom Liverani 4 years ago

Due to broken strings on his Rickenbacker bass, Paul used a Fender bass during the encore for this show.

The PaulMcCartney Project 4 years ago

Thanks @tom for this ! Didn't know this detail !

Tom Liverani 4 years ago

If you'd like a photo of it (with photographers name) to post on that site, let me know.

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