Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wings - "Wonderful Christmastime" - Live During UK Tour 1979


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From Paul McCartney and Wings' final concert of their 1979 UK Tour, this is a live performance of "Wonderful Christmastime" - from December 17, 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland. A new single at the time, this is a rare live performance of the song by Wings - who would go on to perform live together just one more time at the Concert for the People of Kampuchea on December 29th, 1979.

Paul McCartney and Wings Wonderful Christmastime paulmccartney.filminspector.com
Wings

Note how Wings are not as tight as they were on many other songs, with shaky backup vocals. However, this remains a fabulous rendition that truly was live, and not "sort of live" as is so often the case with major artists today.

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Linda McCartney

The reality is that this was a Paul McCartney song, not really a Wings song at all, though Wings did perform it a few times and the members of the band did appear in Paul's video for the single.

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Wings

This song has made Paul a wealthy man, though it is often derided and hardly considered a classic by many of his fans. He has made tens of millions of dollars from this song alone.

Paul McCartney and Wings Wonderful Christmastime paulmccartney.filminspector.com
Ho, ho, ho!

You could throw out his entire Beatles, Wings and subsequent solo career, and Paul McCartney would still be a very wealthy man just from this one tune.

Paul McCartney and Wings Wonderful Christmastime paulmccartney.filminspector.com




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