Wings live: Hardrock Concert Theatre, Manchester

Wings performed at the Hardrock Concert Theatre in Manchester, England, on 16 May 1973.

It was the fifth night of the 18-date Wings 1973 UK Tour, which opened on 11 May in Bristol, and the first of two consecutive nights in Manchester. The support act was Brinsley Schwarz.

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.

I stood there with my mouth open, there was actually Paul, only a few yards away. I had waited ten years to see him, and finally made it, not only did I see the concert but…

There I was in Piccadilly, when who should walk by, but Denny Seiwell. He went into a cafe. I plucked up the courage and went in after him, and actually spoke to him. Then, ended up with having a meal with him. Later on, I went into the hotel they were staying at, and who should I see, but Denny Laine. It was worth travelling from Ireland for, but hope against hope, I didn’t just manage to bump into Paul. So near, yet so far away. Tell you the truth I don’t think my poor heart would actually have stood up to that. I was excited enough, talking to people that actually came into contact with Paul.

Billy Carrol
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