The Paul McCartney Project

1972 highlights


What happened for Paul in 1972

From Wikipedia:

Following the addition of guitarist Henry McCullough, Wings’ first concert tour began in 1972 with a debut performance in front of an audience of seven hundred at the University of Nottingham. Ten more dates followed as they travelled across the UK in a van during an unannounced tour of universities, during which the band stayed in modest accommodation and received pay in coinage collected from students, while avoiding Beatles songs during their performances. A seven-week, 25-show tour of Europe followed, during which the band played solely Wings and McCartney solo material except for a few covers, including the Little Richard hit “Long Tall Sally”, the only song McCartney played during the tour that had previously been recorded by the Beatles. McCartney wanted the tour to avoid large venues; most of the small halls they played had capacities of fewer than 3,000 people. Of his first two post-Beatles tours, McCartney said, “The main thing I didn’t want was to come on stage, faced with the whole torment of five rows of press people with little pads, all looking at me and saying, ‘Oh well, he is not as good as he was.’ So we decided to go out on that university tour which made me less nervous … by the end of that tour I felt ready for something else, so we went into Europe.

Last updated on December 31, 2013

Concerts


Wings Over Europe Tour

Shows: 26 • Countries: 9


Wings University Tour

Shows: 11 • Countries: 1

Sessions


Mixing "One More Kiss"

Dec 12, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Mixing "Live And Let Die"

Oct 21, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Live And Let Die


Recording "Live And Let Die" #2

Oct 20, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Live And Let Die


Recording "Live And Let Die" #1

Oct 19, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Live And Let Die


Recording "Power Cut"

Oct 03, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Hands Of Love"

Oct 01, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Night Out"

Sep 28, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway (2018)


Recording "Country Dreamer"

Sep 26, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Helen Wheels


Recording "Lazy Dynamite"

Sep 16, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Hold Me Tight"

Sep 15, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Red Rose Speedway sessions at Olympic Studios

March 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Recording "Big Barn Bed"

Mar 06, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway


Mixing "Give Ireland Back To The Irish"

Feb 03, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Give Ireland Back To The Irish


ICA rehearsals

February 1972


"Give Ireland Back To The Irish" session

Feb 01, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Give Ireland Back To The Irish