The eighth date of Wings’ first tour took place on 18 February 1972 at Salford University in England.
The tour was intended to road test the band through a number of low-key, mostly impromptu performances. All but one took place at a university, with the shows arranged at short notice on the day.
It was the weirdest thing. There was me, having been one of the world’s most famous people, a member of The Beatles, suddenly playing in this semi-professional band kind of thing.
Man On The Run, Tom Doyle
- ‘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 at Sunrise Theater, Fort Pierce, FL, USA
- 1974: UK single release: Jet by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1970: Recording, mixing: It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr
- 1970: Recording, mixing: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Let The Rest Of The World Go By by Ringo Starr
- 1965: Recording, mixing: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You, Yes It Is, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much, If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See
- 1965: Northern Songs is floated on the stock exchange
- 1964: The Beatles meet Cassius Clay
- 1963: Live: Queen’s Hall, Widnes
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
- 1933: Yoko Ono is born
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