for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 30 January 2021, wings.
I grew up in Liverpool and for sixty years, the name has been synonymous with The Beatles. Long after they left the city. they remain a focal point, there are tours around any landmarks with even the vaguest connection, the last time I visited a hotel had even opened to play on the name.
Like it or not, these men are idols, so it is no surprise that the city followed them closely, even after the band had split up. Love them or hate them, they were impossible to ignore.
Wings was Paul McCartney’s “project” after that split. Just doing the research for this prompt, it was a project that spanned 10 years, although there were multiple changes in the lineup. They were often referred to as “Paul McCartney and Wings”, as though they were his backing group, so whether this was just McCartney’s “pet” band, I don’t know.
Put the two together. McCartney was probably my least-favourite of the Beatles, but I was certainly aware of his activities. I was aware of Wings. And they did some not-bad music as I was growing up. Here’s one.