Some feel that Wings was only Paul McCartney’s “other band” but the fact is Wings was a big player in 1970s music. Sadly, overnight the news broke of one time Wings guitarist Henry McCullough’s death.
In a blog written for his official website Paul McCartney wrote: “I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today”. Paul continued “He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with a lovely sense of humour. The solo he played on ‘My Love’ was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his.”
McCullough also worked with Joe Cocker on his breakout album With a Little Help From My Friends, was a touring guitarist for Jimi Hendrix, and even contributed a spoken word track to Pink Floyd’s hit Money. The latter McCullough didn’t entirely recall as he stated: “I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time”.
Henry McCullough passed away at his home in Ballywonderland, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. He was 72.