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MACCA-Concerts: 1972 European Tour :: Montreux, Switzerland  1972-07-22 @Pavilion - MACCA-Central, The Paul McCartney FUNsite
1972 European Tour
Sat Jul 22 1972
Montreux, Switzerland
@ Pavilion

1972 European Tour
Band Members
Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Denny Laine
Henry McCullough
Denny Seiwell

SlideShow: 1972 European Tour
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In the summer of 1972, Paul McCartney's newly-formed band, Wings, set out on a concert tour of Europe. Coming on the heels of a tour of English universities, the Wings Over Europe Tour was intended to promote recent singles "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb", as well as provide live recordings to be included on a future album. The second objective never came to fruition, however, and Red Rose Speedway was released in Spring of the next year without any of the concert material. Only the August 21 performance of "The Mess" at The Hague was officially released, as a b-side to Number One single "My Love".

The band, with the McCartney children and their road crew, loaded up in a brightly-coloured double decker bus for the tour of the continent. The tour proceeded largely without incident, but on August 10 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for possession of marijuana and fined US$1,200. Paul joked the arrest would "make good publicity" for the tour, but this arrest would cause him much trouble trying to gain visas for future tours.

Wings' lineup for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, and Denny Seiwell. Text Source: Wikipedia

    Bip Bop
    Smile Away
    Give Ireland Back To The Irish
    I Would Only Smile
    Blue Moon Of Kentucky
    The Mess
    Best Friend
    I Am Your Singer
    Henry's Blues
    Say You Don't Mind
    Seaside Woman
    Wild Life
    My Love
    Mary Had A Little Lamb
    Maybe I'm Amazed
    Hi Hi Hi
    Long Tall Sally

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