Denny Laine (Paul McCartney and Wings, Moody Blues)
with The Cryers and John Salaway
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 7:30 PM CDT
(5:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
Denny Laine was Paul McCartney's main collaborator and co founder of the band Wings, which was one of the most internationally successful bands of the 1970s. The band had 24 hit singles at the top of the charts and won a Grammy for their landmark album "Band on the Run."
Although the band went through a few line up changes, Denny remained an integral part of Wings throughout the band's entire lifespan.
Wings recorded some of the biggest hits of the 1970s including "Band on the Run", "Live and Let Die", "Jet", "With A Little Luck", "Another Day" "My Love", "Junior's Farm", "Silly Love Songs", and many more.
Denny Laine co-wrote the world wide hit "Mull of Kintyre" with Paul and in 1977 it became the biggest selling single of all time in the United Kingdom. It ironically broke the sales record for the previous biggest UK single; The Beatles' "She Loves You."
Denny got his start in the Moody Blues and he sang the band's first major hit single "Go Now" in 1964. After a few years, he left the Moody Blues to pursue his solo career managed by the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. In 1967 Denny Laine's Electric String Band opened for Jimi Hendrix at the famous Saville theater concert that launched Jimi's career. For the next few years Denny shared concert bills with Fleetwood Mac & Robert Plant and joined the super group Ginger Baker's 'Air Force' until 1971 when he formed Wings with Paul McCartney.
Denny Laine's very special, one night only performance will feature hits from his time in Wings and the Moody Blues as well as songs from his impressive solo catalog.
Critically acclaimed band, The Cryers will do a set of originals, Beatles favorites and classic songs then become Denny's band for his performance.
Published Nashville songwriter John Salaway will open the show with a short acoustic set at 7:30 with very special guest Grammy winning songwriter/producer Gordon Kennedy