Paul McCartney Honors the Legacy of Denny Laine, Recognizing a ‘Great Talent

Paul McCartney Honors the Legacy of Denny Laine, Recognizing a ‘Great Talent | Society Of Rock Videos

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The music world mourns the loss of Denny Laine, co-founder of Moody Blues and Wings, as Paul McCartney pens a touching tribute to his former bandmate, who passed away at the age of 79.

Paul McCartney pens a poignant tribute to a true luminary who forever shaped the tapestry of music

“I am very saddened to hear that my ex-bandmate, Denny Laine, has died,” McCartney shared on social media. “I have many fond memories of my time with Denny: from the early days when the Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two bands had a lot of respect for each other and a lot of fun together.”

Reflecting on their time together in Wings, McCartney acknowledged Laine’s significant contributions:

“Denny joined Wings at the outset. He was an outstanding vocalist and guitar player. His most famous performance is probably ‘Go Now,’ an old Bessie Banks song which he would sing brilliantly. He and I wrote some songs together, the most successful being ‘Mull of Kintyre,’ which was a big hit in the Seventies.”

Despite a period of drifting apart, McCartney highlighted that he and Laine rekindled their friendship in recent years:

“Denny was a great talent with a fine sense of humor and was always ready to help other people. He will be missed by all his fans and remembered with great fondness by his friends. I send my condolences and best wishes to his wife, Elizabeth, and family. Peace and love Denny. It was a pleasure to know you. We are all going to miss you.”


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As the news of Denny Laine’s passing continues to resonate

Fellow musicians express their condolences on social media. Axl Rose shared:

“Very sorry to hear of the passing of Denny Laine. Wings has always (on the daily) been a big part of my life.”

Micky Dolenz of the Monkees remembered Laine as:

“A friend, a wonderful person, and a great musician. You and your music will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Bishop paid tribute to Laine’s:

“Incredible talent. Denny’s musical style and songwriting influenced so many. His contributions to the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s band Wings will forever be iconic.”

In the wake of Denny Laine’s departure, the music community comes together to celebrate his legacy and the indelible mark he left on the world of rock and roll. The memories of his music and camaraderie will resonate in the hearts of fans and fellow artists alike.

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