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Is Wings Paul McCartney's Back-Up Band!
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Wings is really a power-house thanks to the presence of Denny Laine, Paul McCartney aside. The only problem was the rest of the band got sub-standard payment and no royalties at all.

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I certainly don't know the answer to your question...but here's my 2 cents worth! a-hard-days-night-george-10

When I think of the Beatles...they were a BAND.  Of course they had more than one "lead singer" too - which was unique, but John, Paul, George & Ringo WERE the band...were the Beatles :)

I always thought (and correct me if I'm wrong...like you wouldn't!! HA! a-hard-days-night-george-10 ) it was sort of slated as "Paul McCartney & Wings".  Now, I know some concert tours, etc. were simply called "Wings Over America"...and not "Paul McCartney & Wings Over America"...but I always saw them as his back-up band.  I agree Denny Laine was a huge talent and really had some great creative input in Wings, but I still see him/them as the back-up band. Maybe that is unfair?

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I don't consider Wings his backing band, although let's face it, they benefited mightily from having Paul in the band as the writer and singer. If he was some random guy, there's no way they would've had a record contract beyond Wild Life! But, while he was the dominant force in the band, I still consider them a legit band.

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They were good musicians and good singers (Medicine Jar, Time To Hide, Must Do Something About It are all very good songs) but you could replace them with other musicians who could sing as well and i doubt the difference would have been lower or noticeable. And Paul did up til 1980 when supposedly Wings were over even before Paul got busted before the Japan tour depending on what you read and believe.

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