maccafan wrote:I don't care how much McCartney was responsible for Wings success, he didn't do it by himself, he didn't go on the road by himself, he didn't record by himself, he didn't practice by himself!
No they couldn't have jumped right into something as big as performing at Madison Square Gardens and McCartney knew it. He knew that a band has to gel, to get to know one another, to practice, to play some small gigs, to work the whole thing up to a point where you're ready for the bigtime! So yes they did have to grind it out and work their way up.
We can always say if this and if that, who know if those songs would still be hits done by McCartney alone, maybe he would of taken a different approach recording by himself, recording with a band makes songs sound different. So we have to go by reality, and the reality is those songs were recorded by the group Wings!
Look at it anyway you want, but I look at it the way Paul McCartney looked at it, he said Wings was a band, he also said they worked very hard at being a band, so I take him at his word, Wings was a band, so now since they were a band by McCartneys own definition, then give them their credit as a band, plain and simple!
The case can very easily be made for the hall of fame, just look at the massive success, and I do mean massive success that they had!
Yes McCartney is in the hall of fame, but what about the time and effort the other members donated to Wings success, to deny them their credit is just not right. You can try and isolate Wings to just McCartney, but it's ridiculous to do so, McCartney along with all those members are responsible for Wings becoming the second biggest group in the entire era of the 70s.
Maybe he could of done it by himself, but the fact is he didn't, he had a group and they were known worldwide as Wings!
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