Glasgow • Monday, December 17, 1979

ConcertBy Wings • Part of the Wings 1979 UK Tour

Highlights


Mull Of Kintyre

With guest(s)

About

This last concert of the tour was professionally recorded and mixed by Geoff Emerick in April 1980 ; it has been bootlegged on Vigotone’s Last Flight, and as such is the best listening experience available of the 1979 UK tour. The live version of “Coming Up” has been commercially released on the “Coming Up” single.

The Campbeltown pipe band, who recorded the pipes on the original version of Mull Of Kintyre, joined Wings on stage for this song.

My personal favourite moment was playing the Glasgow Apollo, which coincided with the soccer final with Scotland and England. Paul had decided that he would wrap himself in the flag of the winning team. We had the Campbeltown Pipe Band, in full kilts and regalia, underneath the stage for the performance of “Mull of Kintyre”. That was a very excited crowd, and Scotland won that night

Steve Holley, from irishusa.com

The highlight for me was the whole second Glasgow concert. Kampuchea was a stage highlight in terms of getting to play with all the rock luminaries and (laughs) having Pete Townsend looking over my shoulder on “Let It Be.” At a certain point, I realized no one out of this huge band was going to step forward to play that solo and I’d been doing it for the whole tour, so I just went for it. It was one of those moments in my career where I was able to say, “Well, I got to do that…” It was a magical moment. But the highlight of the tour from a musical point of view was that last Glasgow concert. That was the point on the tour when we were really cooking as a band. It was also a more complete set than Kampuchea. And to be honest, if you listen to the Last Flight bootleg CD, the version we did of “Let It Be” in Glasgow was even better. I’ll never forget the audience reaction to the bagpipe band marching through the audience that night.

Laurence Juber – Interview with Daytrippin’ Beatles Magazine

Alan Crowder particularly remembers the pipe band “tottering” up the central staircase to the Glasgow Apollo’s twenty foot-high stage: “Some of them were not averse to the occasional sherry before dinner…” However, the audience reaction was “tremendous” when they brought “Mull Of Kintyre” to a climax and the live version of “Coming Up” was recorded there on 17th November, the last night of the tour

From Club Sandwich N°40, Spring 1986

Last updated on April 4, 2022

Apollo Centre

This was the 3rd concert played at Apollo Centre.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 1975Sep 21st1979Dec 16thDec 17th

Setlist for the concert



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8.

Old Siam, Sir

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection

Album Available on Last Flight



10.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on McCartney - Archive Collection

Album Available on Love

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on McCartney - Ultimate Archive Collection

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection


11.


12.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection



14.

Spin It On

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection




17.


18.



20.

Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on McCartney II - Archive Collection

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection

Album Available on Holidays

Album Available on Coming Up

Album Available on Coming Up

Album Available on Last Flight


21.


22.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection




Going further


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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