Album release: Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s fourth solo album, Pipes Of Peace, was released on 31 October 1983.

The album was mostly recorded during the sessions for 1982’s Tug Of War, and contained two collaborations with Michael Jackson.

Pipes Of Peace album artwork - Paul McCartney

Pipes Of Peace was not a commercial success. It peaked at number four in the UK, but did manage to spend a total of 23 weeks in the album chart. Its highest worldwide placing was in Norway, where it topped the VG-lista albums chart.

In the US it only managed to reach number 15, but was certified platinum. It marked the beginning of McCartney’s commercial slide in America; his next top 10 album wasn’t until 1997’s Flaming Pie.

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US single release: Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
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