Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of Paul McCartney and Wings’ first major tour, as Wings Over Europe kicked off in Châteauvallon, France. In celebration, Macca's website is posting a photo a day from the tour, which ran through August and included stops in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands and Belgium.
The tour was in support of their debut album, Wild Life, and the singles "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." But, if you were expecting any original Beatles material you were out of luck as he concentrated on songs from McCartney, RAM and Wild Life. The closest he got to the Fab Four was Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," which they used to cover.
The original Wings line-up, besides Paul and Linda, featured guitarists Denny Laine and Henry McCullough, and drummer Denny Seiwell.