Wings’ second single, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, was released in the United States on 29 May 1972.
The song was based on a 19th century nursery rhyme. Its b-side was ‘Little Woman Love’.
‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ reached number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. It fared less well on the Cash Box Top 100, going no higher than 48.
I do things that aren’t necessarily very carefully thought out. Now, you know, I’ve just got three kids over the last few years, and when I am sitting at home playing at the piano my audience a lot of the time is the kids. I just wrote that one up, the words were already written, you know, I just found out what the words to the nursery rhyme were, wrote a little tune up around it, went and recorded it. I had an idea in my head to find out what the words to the original nursery rhyme were.
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Also on this day...
- 2014: War Child and River Island come together to reissue Lennon t-shirt
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2009: Paul McCartney to play at New York Mets stadium in July
- 2009: Beatlemania museum opens in Hamburg
- 1964: UK single release: Ain’t She Sweet
- 1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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