19: Mull Of Kintyre – Wings

NeilTop 30 - Locations

Entered Top 40s: 23 November 1977
Entry Point: 33
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 26
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First and foremost – happy birthday to me 🙂

Like yesterday’s listing, this one came from left field in 1977. We had one of the all-time greats of the rock and roll era, who had been part of the greatest band of all time, then moved onto the super-successful Wings (think Band On The Run, Venus and Mars, Wings Over America) and then he puts this out – a song about remote rural area in Scotland, augmented by a bagpipe group. To give some Australian context to this, it would be like Paul Kelly recording a song about the south-western tip of Tasmania and making a group of didgeridoo players the main feature of the song.

It was always a great song but having seen the great man in December last year, playing this song accompanied by the Scotch College Pipe Band, it becomes even more magnificent. What a night that was!