The tenth and penultimate date of Wings’ first tour was the only stop in Wales.
The gig took place at Swansea University on 22 February 1972. Paul McCartney had telephoned the university at 5pm to ask if the band could perform that evening. Less than an hour and a half later, a queue of 800 students
Good experience, and it got us together as a band, going through all those hardships, like a young band does. It brought us together.
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: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 1994: US album release: Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
- 1971: US single release: Another Day by Paul McCartney
- 1970: Recording, mixing: That Would Be Something, Valentine Day, Every Night, Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Recording: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
- 1967: Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life
- 1965: The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to film Help!
- 1964: Interviews: London Airport
- 1963: Live: Oasis Club, Manchester
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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