Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart

Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK. Wings also had the US No.1 album chart with 'Venus And Mars'. Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles on July 19, 1975.

Paul McCartney, Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings began recording sessions for its next album in London in November 1974, then moved to New Orleans to complete Venus and Mars (1975), the first release from the group on Capitol Records.

The album topped the charts and contained the U.S. #1 single "Listen to What the Man Said", which also featured Dave Mason of Traffic on guitar and Tom Scott on saxophone. When the Venus and Mars recording sessions moved to New Orleans, Britton quit Wings and was replaced by Joe English. Like Seiwell before him, English won the job at a secret audition before McCartney. McCulloch co-composed (with former bandmate Colin Allen) and sang one song ("Medicine Jar"); Laine sang lead vocals on a McCartney song ("Spirits of Ancient Egypt"); Paul composed and sang the rest.

In the Autumn of 1975 Paul McCartney and Wings embarked on the Wings Over the World tour, following a postponement to allow McCulloch to recuperate from a hand fracture.

Starting in Bristol, the tour took them to Australia (November), Europe (March 1976), the United States (May/June), and Europe again (September), before ending in a four-night grand finale at London's Wembley Empire Pool. For this tour, added to Wings' stage act was a horn section consisting of Tony Dorsey, Howie Casey, Thaddeus Richard, and Steve Howard on horns, brass, and percussion.

Retro History for July 19 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Cleveland Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 home run game
1989 United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
1987 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
1987 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1986 Caroline Kennedy (28) marries Edwin Schlossberg (41)
1986 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with
1986 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
1985 Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
1984 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
1984 Geraldine Ferraro, Representative-D-New York 1979 - 1985, wins Democratic Vice Presidential nomination
1982 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington D.C.
1982 Bolivian government resigns
1982 David S. Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
1982 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot home run off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
1981 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; U.S. and others boycott
1980 David Bowie appears in role of 'Elephant Man' in Denver

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago - 260,000 TONS of oil spill
1979 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
1979 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza
1978 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1978 Yankees start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
1977 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
1977 All star MVP: Don Sutton (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1977 Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
1976 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
1975 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK. Wings also had the US No.1 album chart with 'Venus And Mars'. Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles.
1975 Apollo and Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
1974 Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
1974 David Bowie's 'Diamond Dog' tour ends in New York City
1974 Soyuz 14 lands
1973 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
1971 Sudan military coup under Major Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1967 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)
1967 Race riots in Durham, North Carolina
1967 U.S. launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)
1966 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
1966 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
1966 Governor James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland, race riot
1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
1964 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1963 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
1963 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits home run # 300
1962 Hungarian Communist Party expels Rakosi and Gero
1961 1st in-flight movie shown, TWA
1960 Italian Government Tambroni, resigns
1960 San Francisco Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
1958 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 192 performances
1958 Charly Gaul wins Tour de France
1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
1957 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1956 U.S. refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 and becomes a floating museum
1955 Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 289 performances
1952 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
1952 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
1952 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
1951 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 276 performances
1950 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
1950 New York Yankees obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris

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