It was 40 years ago tonight (July 10th, 1973) that the original lineup of Paul McCartney's solo band Wings played their 58th and final show in Newcastle, England. The show was recorded by McCartney and briefly considered to be released as Wings' first live album and followup to their recent chart-topper, Red Rose Speedway. An acetate of the show at Newcastle City Hall was pressed by Apple Records and has since made the rounds on the bootleg and collectors circles.
The concert, which featured McCartney on bass and keyboards, also included wife Linda on keyboards, Denny Laine on rhythm guitar, bass and keyboards -- and the soon departed Denny Seiwell on drums and Henry McCullough on lead guitar. Both McCullough and Seiwell would regroup with Wings on McCartney's Scottish farm later in July to rehearse the material for the Band On The Run album, but both left abruptly before sessions began in Lagos, Nigeria.