Recorded in Los Angeles, its songs often touched upon his relationships with Linda and his new love Heather Mills.
Driving Rain was released on 12 November 2001 in the UK, and the following day in the US. It was not a commercial success, failing to break the top 10 anywhere in the world.
In the US it peaked at number 26, whereas in the UK it only spent one week on the album chart, at number 46.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Sgt Pepper collage sells at auction for £55,250
- 2012: US release: The Beatles’ stereo vinyl box set
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at Yas Arena, Abu Dhabi
- 2000: Album release: 1
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Plymouth
- 1963: Television: Move Over, Dad
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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