Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to Late Wings Guitarist
Paul McCartney has paid a touching tribute to his former bandmate Henry McCullough, calling the Wings star a “super-talented” guitarist.
The Northern Irish musician passed away on Tuesday after battling series of health issues, and The Beatles icon took to his website to honor McCullough upon hearing the news.
“I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today,” McCartney wrote in a statement. “He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with a lovely sense of humor.
“The solo he played on “My Love” was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his.”
McCullough was recruited to join Wings in 1971 and he played on the band’s 1973 album Red Rose Speedway. He also featured on the band’s James Bond theme “Live & Let Die.”
He quit the group after just two years due to creative differences and went on to work with The Frankie Miller Band and Dr. Feelgood.