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Why Paul McCartney Changed His Writing Style for Wings, ‘I Had to Move On’

Paul McCartney didn’t want his career to be defined by his time with The Beatles. He started a solo career after the band disbanded and later formed his second band, Wings. Wings didn’t sound remotely like The Beatles, partly because Paul McCartney had to change his writing style for his next chapter. 

Paul McCartney formed Wings in a similar way to The Beatles

Paul McCartney | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, McCartney released two solo projects: McCartney (1970) and Ram (1971). However, the bass guitarist had the desire to form another band. McCartney wanted to start at the bottom for his second group, similar to The Beatles. Wings was formed in 1972 with a few friends and McCartney’s first wife, Linda. 



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