Monday, May 20, 2024

RIP Henry McCullough, Played Lead Guitar on Paul McCartney’s “My Love,” “Live and Let Die”


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.”



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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