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Paul McCartney & Wings Biography

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Birth Place: England
Years Active: 1971–1981
Genres: Rock

Wings (sometimes credited as Paul McCartney and Wings) were a rock group formed in 1971 by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney that remained active until 1981, when McCartney disbanded the group.

Wings had 12 top-10 singles (including one #1) in the United Kingdom and 14 top-10 singles (including six #1's) in the United States. All 23 singles credited to Wings reached the US Top 40 (and one single, "Junior's Farm"/"Sally G", reached it with each side). Of the nine albums credited to Wings during the group's life, all went top 10 in either the UK or the US, with five consecutive albums topping the US charts.

Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as success. The only three members of Wings to remain from beginning to end were McCartney, his wife Linda, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine. In less than a decade, Wings had three different lead guitarists and four different drummers.