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How The Beatles inspired Wings song ‘Band on the Run’

How The Beatles inspired Wings song ‘Band on the Run’

How The Beatles inspired Wings song ‘Band on the Run’
June 28
11:54 2021

The Beatles weren’t just a great outfit; they were comprised of four incredibly impressive songwriters who, after the band’s split in 1970, would make good on that notion and go on to enjoy esteemed and successful solo careers. Within a few short years, it was clear that whether it was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison or Ringo Starr, good songs were always likely to follow The Beatles, even as they diverged their paths.

A one might expect when dealing with a global brand and one of the most successful musical acts of all time, the band’s break-up was fraught with tension. Not only was there legal issues to worry about, of which there were many, but the band members were also clearly affected by their rise to fame and how much it had impacted their friendship. It left the years following The Beatles split littered with tabloid headlines and inter-song insults. The disputes did a lot to shatter any hopes of a reunion; however, the Beatles were still inspiring one another underneath it all.

Across a myriad of different songs, some pointed others applauding, Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr all shared their feelings on being in The Beatles. Usually quite deliberate in their meaning, the tracks provide a fairly accurate depiction of life after the Fab Four, but one song from Paul McCartney was secretly inspired by George Harrison and John Lennon.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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