Jan. Julian returns to England, and J begins fifteen months of being a househusband spending most of his time caring for Sean. Jan 1st. After a year off from song writing G composes “Blow Away” and “If You Believe “ while in Hawaii. 2nd week of Jan. Over 1.5 million copies of “mull of Kintyre” have now sold in the UK, making it the biggest single in that nation’s history until 1984. End of Jan. G continues to compose new songs while on vacation with Olivia in Hawaii. Early Feb. Yoko turns to business, buying several acres of Delaware farmland on which to raise prize cows. During Feb. RIngo is in Hollywood shooting the TV special Ringo. Mar. Ringo is off to Portugal with Nancy when filming on his TV special ends. 20th Mar. Wings single ”With a Little Luck”/”Backwards Traveler” is released. From the London Town record, “With a Little Luck” was written by Paul in Scotland and recorded off the Virgin Islands coast on a yacht equipped with the mobile recording set up. Reached #1 in ’78, and was not dance-oriented, as much of the radio play was at that time. “With a Little Luck---Paul McCartney and Wings—London Time”Opens with elec. Piano and synth pads and lines setting the tempo and feel. Paul’s verse enters with bass and drums, and the bridge is harmonized beautifully. The verse music returns with plenty of synths, and the bridge returns with synths and harmonies. On the next verse, Paul’s vocal ascends into the high range. 2nd t Mar. Wings hold a press conference for their London Town album on a boat sailing up the Thames River. 31st Mar. London Town is released.
Apr. G back to his home studio in England. G begins recording music for the George Harrison album. He listened to his 1970 All Things Must Pass album for inspiration. May. George’s father passes away at George’s UK home. George is asked to finance an upcoming Monty Python film, later entitled the Life of Brain. “With a Little Luck” goes to #1 in the US. Early June. J&Y release a statement to...
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