Wings’ fourth single, ‘My Love’, was released in the United States on 9 April 1973.
It was the lead single from Wings’ second album Red Rose Speedway.
The recording was credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, the first time his name had received top billing alongside the group.
‘My Love’ was the blockbuster hit Wings needed. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, and reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart. It was also a top ten hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Norway.
The single was awarded a gold record by the RIAA on Friday 6 July 1973, for sales of more than one million copies in the US.
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- 1970: Apple denies that Paul McCartney has left The Beatles
- 1969: The Beatles are photographed in London
- 1967: Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles
- 1965: UK single release: Ticket To Ride
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London
- 1963: Television: Tuesday Rendezvous
- 1963: Radio: Pop Inn
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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