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Red Rose Speedway sessions at EMI Studios, Abbey Road

September 1972 - January 1973 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Red Rose Speedway LP.
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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I still have the Les Paul Goldtop that I used with Wings and at Woodstock. I have it hid. I never take it out. I’m too scared I’d break the neck or something. […]

I went into the studio with the old Goldtop slung on. I swear I had no idea what I was going to play. I left it in the hands of the gods. On the song you’ll hear me waiting until the orchestra comes in before I play a note! It went from A to B in the most fluent way and I don’t remember doing it. I went into the control room and George Martin was looking at me and Paul says: ‘Henry, have you not rehearsed that?’ And I said I’d never played any of that stuff before in my fuckin’ life.

Paul was very proud of me. It made a bond that still lasts to this day. We do write. Maybe twice a year. Keep playin’ those silver strings, Henry! I should be playing gold ones, Paul!

Henry McCullough – Interview with Hot Press, 2008

Last updated on April 17, 2022

Songs recorded


My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney


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