Denny Laine

Born Oct 29, 1944

Denny Laine is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter; lead vocalist on The Moody Blues' 1965 debut album The Magnificent Moodies; and, later, best known for his role as co-founder of Wings. Laine was one of three constants in Wings, along with the McCartneys, from their 1971 album Wild Life until they broke up in 1981.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on October 29, 1944.


1964 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He was an original member of the Moody Blues, singing the band's first hit "Go Now" in 1964, and was a member of Wings with Paul McCartney from 1971 to 1981. … Read More


1965 20 Years Old Laine and Pinder wrote most of The Moody Blues 'B' sides during the 1965-66 period, such as You Don't (All the Time), And My Baby's Gone and This Is My House.
1966 21 Years Old 1 More Event
However, Laine's tenure with the MB's was relatively short-lived and, after a number of comparative chart failures, Laine quit the band in October 1966. … Read More
1967 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Laine made two singles, "Say You Don't Mind"/"Ask The People" (April 1967, Deram) and "Too Much in Love"/"Catherine's Wheel" (January 1968, Deram); and, in June 1967, the band shared a bill with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Procol Harum at the Saville Theatre in London. … Read More
1971 26 Years Old In 1971, Laine joined Paul McCartney to form Wings, and stayed with the group for 10 years until it disbanded in 1981. … Read More


1981 36 Years Old On 27 April 1981, Laine announced he was leaving Wings due to McCartney's reluctance to tour in the wake of John Lennon's murder. … Read More
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