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    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:32:21

    Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough Has Passed Away At The Age Of 72 -

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    Wings guitarist Henry McCullough has passed away at the age of 72. He played guitar on Wings 1973 album Red Rose Speedway. Before his time in Wings, McCullough played in the psychedelic rock band The People and then joined Joe Cocker's Grease Band. After his stint in Wings, he became a studio musician, playing alongside legends such as Eric Burdon, Marianne Faithfull, Roy Harper and Donovan.

    The Guardian reports, "His live music agent Nigel Martyn said McCullough died on Tuesday after a long illness. He said the guitarist never fully recovered from a severe heart attack suffered four years ago." He was born in Northern Ireland in 1943.

    Paul McCartney paid tribute to the late guitarist on his website, writing, "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."

    McCullough release 11 albums as a solo artist. His first was 1975's Mind Your Own Business. He released his last solo record in 2012, Shabby Road.

    Take look at McCullough playing Wings' "My Love":


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