Wings live: Hippodrome, Bristol

Wings performed at the Hippodrome in Bristol, England, on 11 May 1973.

It was the opening night of the 18-date Wings 1973 UK Tour. The support act was Brinsley Schwarz.

‘Here is Denny Laine, do you know him?’ ‘Yeah’ and before we could say any more the rest of Wings came in behind him. I always laugh at the teenyboppers screaming, but I will admit I was one of them for that night. (Sorry Henry and Paul who tried in vain to stop us.) I was up in the Gods and nobody looked up there, but were we moving?! Half way through Paul said ‘What do you want now?’ Everybody yelled different things and then I yelled ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’. He turned around and spoke to Henry and then came back saying ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’. Coincidence!?

All too soon they go off, now everyone is on their feet, shouting, yelling – so back they come for one more song.

Off again. Now the noise is deafening, but the curtain goes down and the lights go on, Wings come back, Paul with his arm around Linda, he says goodbye, and it really was the end. I really think ALL the audience enjoyed the show, especially the variety. The cuddle time in ‘My Love’ contrasting with the good old rock music…

Sian Strang
Wings Fun Club newsletter

Wings were Paul McCartney on vocals, guitar, and bass guitar; Linda McCartney on vocals and keyboards; Denny Laine on vocals, guitar, and bass guitar; Henry McCullough on guitar and vocals; and Denny Seiwell on drums.

The band returned to the Bristol Hippodrome during the Wings Over The World Tour on 10 September 1975.

Wings 1973 UK Tour poster

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Wings 1973 UK Tour dates

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