Henry McCullough died yesterday. He was 72 and mostly famous for playing with Paul McCartney and Wings in the early 70s. He was the lead guitarist on a great album, “Red Rose Speedway” which included his solo on “My Love.” He also played on two classic McCartney singles– “Live and Let Die” and “Hi Hi Hi.” That’s his blistering guitar everywhere. He also played on McCartney’s “Ram” album, and on at least three Joe Cocker albums.
Paul posted on a note on his website: “I was very sad to hear that Henry McCullough, our great Wings guitarist, passed away today. 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.”