WINGSPAN: PAUL MCCARTNEY'S BAND ON THE RUN
Text from interviews with Paul McCartney
Introduction by Paul McCartney
Wings was always a difficult idea.
In the Beatles, we had always said that any group having to follow our success would have a hard job. With Wings, 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. So eventually Linda and I had the idea of forming a simple little band that would allow us to continue making music.
At first - having known the great achievements of the Beatles - it was quite a struggle. Everything we did seemed to be measured against them, so even if we had successes they felt sometimes like relative failures. I realize now that we did amazingly well to keep our heads above water and keep going. As this book shows, we eventually won through, made some cool music, enjoyed great times and had fans who, to this day, remember Wings with more affection than even the Beatles.
This book tells the story.