Paul McCartney almost quit music during wild early 70s
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Sir Paul McCartney almost turned his back on music after the Beatles split.
In a new BBC interview, the Mull of Kintyre singer reveals he turned to drinks and went wild in the years after the Fab Four called it quits, and his band Wings helped him straighten out and rediscover his love for music.
“I was breaking from my lifelong friends, not knowing whether I was going to continue in music,” he said. “I took to the bevvies (alcohol). I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time. It wasn’t working. I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings.”
Macca accepts the band, which featured his wife Linda, wasn’t “that good”, adding, “We were terrible. We knew Linda couldn’t play but she learned and, looking back on it, I’m really glad we did it.”
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