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Lead Singer of Wings to Play Solo Show at Candlestick
Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons | April 24, 2014
Everyone's favorite '70s rocker is expected to play all the hits—from "Band on the Run" to "Mumbo."
It was announced today that famed 70s arena rocker Paul McCartney, best known for his work with his wife Linda in their band Wings, would be playing the final show at Candlestick Park, which is slated to be torn down this summer.
McCartney, best known for bombastic and slickly-produced songs like "Jet," "Let Me Roll It," and "Silly Little Love Songs," said on his website that he would coming to the stadium on August 14th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 5th at 10 AM.
After finding only regional success with his 1970 solo album, McCartney, and his follow-up Ram, recorded with wife Linda, McCartney shot to worldwide acclaim with his band Wings. Its first album, 1971's Wild Life, featured fan favorites like "Bip-Bop" and "Mumbo." But it was not until 1973's Red Rose Speedway,which reached number one on the United States, and the same year's Band on the Run, that McCartney redeemed his early promise.
Also in 1973, McCartney and Wings recorded their signature hit, "Live and Let Die," the theme song for Roger Moore's hit series of spy movies.
After Wings broke up, he went on to a solo career in which he recorded singles with Janet Jackson's brother and as well with the Motown session pianist who had written "Tears of a Clown."
At press time, it was unknown whether McCartney had ever played at Candlestick before.