Interview for VIVA • Tuesday, January 1, 1974

Interview for VIVA

Press interview • Interview of Paul McCartney • Recorded Jul 09, 1973
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Fred Robbins
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The interview was made on July 9, 1973, in a dressing room backstage prior to the Wings concert in Leicester.

We originally were going to call ourselves Turpentine. I thought that was quite good, actually, but a bit weird. Then an old fellow from Scotland, this old bloke’s seventy-nine, wrote a letter to me and he said, ‘I hear you have been looking for a name for your new group and I would like to suggest the Dazzlers. I think that’d be great.’ So I wrote back to him and said, ‘Well, I think we chose a better one – Turpentine’. So he wrote back to me and he said, ‘No, I still think the Dazzlers is good because Turpentine is something to take paint off with. I don’t think you’ll be using that name.’ So it turns out he was right – we finally decided on Wings.

Paul McCartney – From VIVA magazine, January 1974


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