El nombre del grupo le sobrevino a Paul mientras rezaba en el hospital donde su esposa, Linda McCartney, estaba dando a luz a la segunda hija del matrimonio, Stella. In addition to its own output, Wings recorded several songs that were released through various outlets both before and after the band's break-up. Sin embargo, el nuevo álbum, Back to the Egg, que no fue bien recibido por las críticas, tuvo escasas ventas en comparación con sus discos predecesores.  However, the subsequent album Back to the Egg was not favourably received by critics and although it went platinum in the US, sales were disappointing in comparison to its immediate predecessors. In a rare occurrence for this era, both sides of the single separately reached the Billboard Top 20 in the US. Influenciado por las nuevas tendencias del punk y del New Age, Wings abandonó su toque melódico para tomar un nuevo rumbo en su música. The tour's American leg, which also included Madison Square Garden in New York City and Boston Garden in Massachusetts, spawned a triple live album, Wings over America (1976), which became the fifth consecutive Wings album to reach number 1 in the US. L–R: Joe English, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch and Paul McCartney. El sencillo "With a Little Luck" alcanzó el puesto #1 en Estados Unidos y el #5 en el Reino Unido. I know there are a lot of audience recordings of the very early wings shows as well as the last tour but I cant find any soundboard recordings....... one would think some soundman somewhere would have recorded the show for himself or posterity if nothing else !!!! He decided to name his new band "Wings". Paul McCartney On Wings", "Red Rose Speedway – Paul McCartney, Wings: Awards", "Band On The Run: 40 Years Ago, Paul McCartney Saved His Career With An Album Made Under Duress In Nigeria", "The Wings Japanese Tour That Wasn't (Wings' 1980 Japan Tour) (by James Bjorkman)", "Paul McCartney is arrested in Japan for marijuana possession", "Paul's Pot-Bust Shocker Makes Him A Jailhouse Rocker", "Ex-Wings guitarist, Laurence Juber, talks about having Paul McCartney as a boss", "1997 "Wings" photo page by Michael Cimino Archives".
When asked why he stayed on bass guitar rather than change back to guitar after the Beatles disbanded, he has explained that by then, he was "a bass player pretty much, who also happened to play guitar" and also considers himself a bassist who happens to play piano. "Paul McCartney Wings It Alone", Harper, Colin. Shop ... Paul McCartney and Wings. In between sections of the tour, Wings recorded Wings at the Speed of Sound, which was released at the end of March 1976, just prior to the US leg of the world tour.  As he had in the Beatles, McCartney would serve as the chief bassist and lead singer for Wings and he doubled on guitar, keyboards, drums and assorted instruments at various times. For the late 1960s American folk rock band, see, Wings, 1975. Find Paul … The band were renamed "Paul McCartney and Wings" for the 1973 album Red Rose Speedway, which yielded their first US number 1 hit, "My Love". Please help this article by looking for better, more reliable sources. For this tour, added to Wings' stage act was a horn section consisting of Tony Dorsey, Howie Casey, Thaddeus Richard and Steve Howard, on saxes, brass and percussion.