The eleventh and final date of Wings’ first tour took place on 23 February 1972 at Oxford University in England.
The low-key tour was an impromptu affair in which the band chose a new town or city to visit each day. It was meant as a testing ground for their small repertoire of songs, and to road test the band. All but one of the tour dates took place at a university.
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
Although Wings had planned to tour for another week, they decided to abandon the plan after this date.
- ‘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’
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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).
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- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Stuart Sutcliffe is interviewed for a teaching diploma at Liverpool College of Art
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