A collection of rock ‘n’ roll oldies and three original compositions, it was McCartney’s first solo project after the death of his first wife Linda in April 1998.
Run Devil Run was released on 4 October 1999 in the UK, and reached number 12 on the albums chart. It was released the following day in the USA, where it reached number 27.
Two special editions of Run Devil Run, exclusive to certain retailers, were released with bonus CDs. One, sold only at Best Buy in the US, included an interview conducted by Laura Gross. Another, available at Musicland and Sam Goody stores, included an EP with original recordings of four songs: ‘Blue Jean Bop’ (Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps), ‘Lonesome Town’ (Ricky Nelson), ‘Coquette’ (Fats Domino), and ‘Let’s Have A Party’ (Wanda Jackson).
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2012: Love Me Do at 50: Beatles fans break world singing record in Liverpool
- 1984: US single release: Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him by John Lennon
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Cold Turkey, Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) by Plastic Ono Band
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Savoy Truffle, Martha My Dear, Honey Pie, Dear Prudence
- 1963: Live: Concert Hall, Glasgow
- 1962: Live: Co-operative Hall, Nuneaton
- 1962: UK single release: Love Me Do
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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