"Band On The Run" sessions #1

September 1-23, 1973 • For Paul McCartney & Wings

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Band On The Run (UK version) Official album.
Timeline More from year 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria
Studio:
ARC Studios, Ikeja, Nigeria

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I thought it’d be good to get out of the country to record, so I asked EMI where they had studios round the world. There were some amazing countries where they had studios and I thought ‘Lagos… Africa… rhythms… yeah’, cause I’ve always liked African music

Paul McCartney, from Club Sandwich N°47/48, Spring 1988

One night me and Linda got mugged. We’d been told not to walk around, but in those days we were slighly hippie – ‘Hey, don’t worry’. About five fellers jumped out of a car and one of them had a knife, so all my tapes went. These were all the songs I’d written, so I had to try and remember them all. The joke is, I’m sure the fellers who took them wouldn’t know what they were. They probably chucked them away, so lying in some Nigerian jungle there’s little cassettes of Band On The Run.

Paul McCartney, from Club Sandwich N°47/48, Spring 1988
From Twitter – September 30, 1973 – OTD in 1973, a pic and a few classic words from Mr. McCartney after returning from a trip where he was mugged and collapsed in the studio ( among other things). Did he wink? Smiling face with sunglasses
And has anyone ever heard of Stackridge?

Last updated on October 1, 2021

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Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium is the ultimate look at the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr beyond the Beatles. Every aspect of their professional careers as solo artists is explored, from recording sessions, record releases and tours, to television, film and music videos, including everything in between. From their early film soundtrack work to the officially released retrospectives, all solo efforts by the four men are exhaustively examined.

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