Glasgow • Monday, December 17, 1979

ConcertBy Wings • Part of the Wings 1979 UK Tour


Mull Of Kintyre

With guest(s)


This last concert of the tour was professionally recorded and mixed by Geoff Emerick in January 2nd, 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

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 May 2, 2020

Apollo Centre

This was the 3rd concert played at Apollo Centre.

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


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