Wings’ second single, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, was released in the United Kingdom on 5 May 1972.
Based on a 19th century nursery rhyme, the single was released by Apple Records, with ‘Little Woman Love’ on the b-side.
The single peaked at number nine on the singles chart, making it more successful than its predecessor, ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’.
I thought it was all very deep and all very nice. I see now, you know, it wasn’t much of a record. That’s all. It just didn’t really make it as a record, and that’s what tells, the black plastic.
Paul McCartney In His Own Words
Also on this day...
- 2012: Paul McCartney live at Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico
- 1999: Recording: Try Not To Cry by Paul McCartney
- 1997: UK album release: Flaming Pie by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Recording: Something
- 1969: US single release: Get Back
- 1968: Mary Hopkin appears on Opportunity Knocks
- 1966: Recording: I’m Only Sleeping
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1958: John Lennon photographed in Liverpool
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