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Wings Alumni To Take Flight
Laine, Jubar and Seiwell Planning Tour
By Denny Somach,
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Three of the key members of Paul McCartney and Wings played together for the first time at the recent Fest for Beatles Fans in Las Vegas. The concert was part of the first anniversary celebration of The Beatles LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®.

Denny Somach of spoke to former Wings’ members Denny Laine, Lawrence Jubar and Denny Seiwell. According to Laine, the three are discussing plans for a tour in the near future. Details are sketchy at this time and no exact dates have been announced.

Wings was formed in August 1971, shortly after the breakup of The Beatles, by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. They achieved widespread success during the 1970s despite continual personnel changes.

The only three members in all of the different versions of Wings were McCartney, his wife Linda, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine.

Laine was a founding member of the Moody Blues and sang lead vocals on their first hit "Go Now." He was also a member of Ginger Baker’s Air Force and a solo artist in his own right.

McCartney, on his second solo album Ram, added selected outside musicians, including drummer Denny Seiwell. In August 1971, Seiwell and guitarist/singer Denny Laine joined Paul and Linda McCartney to record Paul's third post-Beatles project, Wild Life, which was the first project credited to Wings.

Denny Seiwell received an invitation from Paul McCartney to become a founding member of Wings and toured with the band and played on many of their biggest hits. Other highlights of Seiwell's career include work with Joe Cocker, Donovan, and The Who on the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of the Rock Opera "Tommy." Denny's signature drumming can also be heard on records by Art Garfunkel, James Brown, Astrud Gilberto, Deniece Williams, Janis Joplin's posthumous Farewell Song album and Billy Joel's “Cold Spring Harbor."

In October 1972, Wings recorded the theme song to the James Bond film “Live and Let Die,” which reunited McCartney with Beatles producer/arranger George Martin. The song was a huge worldwide hit.

In 1978, lead guitarist Laurence Juber joined the band and remained until it disbanded in April 1981. He became a studio musician and played guitar for numerous television shows, including “Happy Days” and “Family Ties.” In 1990, he released his first solo album, Solo Flight.

Laurence produced Al Stewart's latest CD, A Beach Full of Shells, and he is also a regular columnist for "Guitar World Acoustic."

Of all the ex-Beatles musical projects, Wings is viewed as a standalone band, as opposed to just a Paul McCartney backing group. Denny Laine and other members wrote songs and contributed lead and backing vocals. McCartney was undoubtedly the band's leader and focal point.

During its lifespan, Wings had 14 top-10 singles (including six #1s) in the US. All 23 singles credited to Wings reached the US Top 40. All the albums credited to Wings went top 10 in either the UK or US, with 5 consecutive #1s in the US (surprisingly, the only Wings album not to reach the US Top 10 was Wings Greatest).

Wings' 1977 single, "Mull of Kintyre", a McCartney-Laine ballad is still the biggest-selling non-charity single in the UK and it ranked fourth in the official list of best selling singles in the UK. Interestingly, it was not a success in the US.

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