The fourth date of Wings’ first tour took place on 13 February 1972 at Havelock Hall in Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
I remember thinking one good thing that might come out of this, in future years we’ll meet people who’ll say, ‘I was a student when you came.’ They might go on to be something, and we’ll be infiltrating with them now. ‘Give Ireland Back to the Irish’ was the message on that tour, so they’ll know we were being a bit political. If they become a big whizz at the BBC or something, they’ll be able to say, ‘I was there, way back when.’
For us it was just to get road experience. We showed up at these places and it was crazy. If we’ve got five hours some time I’ll tell you about it. It’s a whole saga. I remember telling it to [film director] John Schlesinger and he said, ‘Oh, I wish I’d been there, I would have loved to have filmed that.’
Conversations With McCartney, Paul Du Noyer
- ‘Give Ireland Back to the Irish’
- ‘Blue Moon Of Kentucky’
- ‘Seaside Woman’
- ‘Help Me Darling’
- ‘Some People Never Know’
- ‘The Mess’
- ‘Bip Bop’
- ‘Say, Darling’
- ‘Smile Away’
- ‘My Love’
- ‘Henry’s Blues’
- ‘Wild Life’
- ‘Long Tall Sally’
The Wings University Tour took place in the UK over eleven days in February 1972, and visited Nottingham (9 February), York (10), Hull (11), Newcastle upon Tyne (13), Lancaster (14), Leeds (16), Sheffield (17), Salford (18), Birmingham (21), Swansea (22), and Oxford (23).
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Riverdome, Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Bossier City, Louisiana
- 2011: The Beatles and Paul McCartney win Grammy Awards
- 1969: Launch party for Mary Hopkin’s album Postcard
- 1967: Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life, Only A Northern Song
- 1967: US single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1966: The Beatles receive ten Grammy Awards nominations
- 1964: Travel: New York to Miami
- 1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Hull
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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