The incomparable Paul McCartney comes to Summerfest 2016 on July 8. He’s one of the most well known rock musicians in the world, and the tour is titled “One on One.” Spend three hours with one of the four Beatles! Tickets for the McCartney show will be on sale after April 15.
If you were to try to guess at what songs Paul McCartney plays at a live show, you are not alone. Fans could probably have no problem with a set entirely made up of Beatles songs. While Paul wrote many of the now famous tunes back in the day, his career continued for decades after the Beatles went their separate ways. He first released a solo album in 1970, on the Apple label. That album contained the song “Maybe I’m Amazed”, which had McCartney’s signature sound. The album hit number one in the United States, and number two in England. McCartney would go on to record one more “solo” album with Linda McCartney before forming Wings.
When Wings came to be, their first album didn’t seem to get much traction. While it managed to crack the Billboard top 10, the album never made it to “platinum” sales status. Some even thought that the “low-fi” style of recording, and sound was due to the fact that McCartney “rushed” the album’s release. That theory was baseless, but the disk was certainly “stripped down.”
McCartney went on to release “Ram” in 1971, and in that same year, the first Wings album came out. Linda McCartney joined Paul on that project, along with Denny Laine and Alan Parsons. Denny Seiwell provided the anchor on drums. Wings released Red Rose Speedway and Band on The Run in 1973, with the latter being one of the top albums of that year. By 1974, the album became the best selling album of that year. Wings made five more albums before calling it quits in 1979. As for solo albums, McCartney made another fifteen! His last album came out in 2013.