History: Recording for the album started in 1977 on a yacht in the Virgin Islands. The band took a break because Linda was pregnant, and during that time Joe English decided to return to America and Jimmy McCulloch left to join another band, so Wings was down to three members once again when they finished […]
History: As I mentioned in previous review, Polydor Records were not too happy with the performance of Ringo’s records on their label and decided to fulfill the last of his contract by having him appear on this ensemble children’s record. The story was narrated and written by Donald Pleasence with songs primarily by Roger Brown. […]
History: With Ringo’s Rotogravure not performing well, a shift was made for Ringo’s follow up to that album, with his friends no longer writing songs for him this time. The album contains a few covers as well as songs written by Ringo with Vini Poncia. The majority of them are done in a dance/disco style. […]
History: This album was originally recorded in 1971 not long after the original Ram was recorded, but shelved when Paul and Linda decided to form Wings. In 1976 Paul came up with the idea for the Percy character and paid for ads in UK music papers about him in an attempt to drum up interest. […]
History: While George was now free of his EMI contract and had created his own record label, the copyright infringement case for “My Sweet Lord” prevented him from getting started on his new record as quickly as he wanted to. To make matters worse, he also suffered from hepatitis in the middle of recording. But […]
History: With Ringo’s contract to Apple and EMI completed, he chose Polydor and Atlantic to be his new home. With the change in label he also decided to try using a new producer for the album as well. He also once again called on help from his friends, including John, George, and Paul as well […]
History: In between playing concerts in Australia in late ’75, Wings returned to London and Abbey Road Studios to record this album. In a response to critics who were saying this was just Paul’s band, they intentionally included more songs featuring all five members of the group on lead vocals. It was followed by their […]
History: After the disastrous release of Dark Horse and the American tour that followed it, George once again focused on getting Dark Horse Records off the ground. But when one of the bands was unavailable for studio time that had already been booked, George jumped on the chance to make his final album commitment to […]
History: Paul once again decided on recording an album primarily away from home, and this time he chose New Orleans, recording most of the songs at Allen Toussaint’s studio. Jimmy McCulloch rejoined the group playing guitar and also taking lead vocals for one song. The band started with drummer Geoff Britton on a few tracks […]
History: The Beatles often “borrowed” heavily from their influences when recording songs, and in a couple instances these resulted in lawsuits. “Come Together” was very similar to Chuck Berry’s “You Can’t Catch Me” even using some of the same lyrics. Berry’s music publisher Morris Levy sued John for it, and a settlement was reached out […]
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