What happened for Paul in 1971
In 1971, he collaborated with Linda and drummer Denny Seiwell on a second album, Ram. A UK number one and a US top five, Ram included the co-written US number-one hit single “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. Later that year, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine joined the McCartneys and Seiwell to form the band Wings. McCartney had this to say on the groups’s formation: “Wings were always a difficult idea … any group having to follow [the Beatles’] success would have a hard job … I found myself in that very position. However, it was a choice between going on or finishing, and I loved music too much to think of stopping.” In September 1971, the McCartneys’ daughter Stella was born, named in honour of Linda’s grandmothers, both of whom were named Stella.
Last updated on March 14, 2019
Singles released in 1971
Circa December 1971
Nov 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb (UK)
Oct 22, 1971
March-April, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram