Paul McCartney’s Heartfelt Words for Guitarist Henry McCullough

Irish guitarist Henry McCullough passed away Tuesday at age 72. McCullough was a former member of Paul McCartney and Wings and played on their 1973 Red Rose Speedway album. He is credited with the iconic solo on McCartney’s love song to Linda “My Love”.

His playing is also featured on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, among other things.

McCartney shared the following statement on Facebook:

“I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today. He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with a lovely sense of humour. The solo he played on ‘My Love’ was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his.”

– Paul

Songs You May Have Missed #578

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The Hollies: “Wings” (1969)

This rare track, one of the last the Hollies recorded with Graham Nash in the fold, never appeared on any of that band’s albums. It was included on a 1969 UK charity album to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. The album is perhaps best known for the first release of the Beatles’ “Across the Universe”; a line from that song gave compilation its name.

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