Denny Laine
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Denny Laine
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.
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Denna Laing, Who Fell During Outdoor Women’s Classic, Has No Feeling in Her Legs
NYTimes - about 1 year
The news was the first public update on the condition of Denna Laing, a forward for the Boston Pride, since she was carried off the ice in a game on Dec. 31.
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Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives
Huffington Post - about 2 years
RACHAEL SAGE & JUDY COLLINS' "HELPLESS" EXCLUSIVE photo credit: Nick Clark According to Rachael Sage... "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand. But there was something about this song, after I was invited to perform it at a Neil Young tribute at NYC's Highline Ballroom, that just slayed me. It's so essential, and has so much space built into the song itself which must be why so many artists love to reinterpret it; it breathes in such an effortless way, and sounds as expansive as what it's describing. It was such a thrill to record this track with Judy Collins, who has not only been a generous and inspirational mentor to me through the years, but who is also such a great master at making the songs of others her very own. We had so much fun singing 'Helpless' together as a duet in the studio, and it was also an ...
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Sandra Piller, chart-topping country artist, will appear April 19-21 at The Hollywood Show 2013 in Los Angeles
California News Wire - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world's most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming 2013 event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 19-21. The chart-topping Shady Hill Records recording artist will be appearing at a vendor table with her mother, actress Sandra Giles, whose credits include roles in "Columbo," "Quincy, M.E.," "Land of the Giants," and many more. "We always have a great time at The Hollywood Show," Piller says, "and I'm especially happy to meet fans of my music as well as fans of my late husband, Michael Piller." As the writer and producer of several hundred episodes in the Star Trek film and television franchise, Michael Piller is fondly remembered by fans across the world. "Not on ...
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Wings and Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine joins Terry Sylvester and Cryers at the Winchester Friday
Cleveland - almost 5 years
In concert, Laine, the former member of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings, plays the hits from those two bands, putting his solo work in the background. Laine performs Friday at Winchester Music Hall in Lakewood.
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Denny Laine and Terry Sylvester with the Cryers at the Winchester Friday
Cleveland - almost 5 years
In concert, Laine, the former member of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings, plays the hits from those two bands, putting his solo work in the background.
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This Day in Music: August 26th - Gibson
Google News - over 5 years
1967, Small Faces, Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon and Marmalade all appeared on the first day of the thre-day non-stop happening Festival of the Flower Children at Woburn Abbey, England. Day tickets cost £1
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Artist Shannon celebrates Liverpool Beatles Week while her song climbs charts - BeatlesNews.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Appearing with Shannon on "Tomorrow Never Knows" are other well-known artists, such as Lou Pucci, Jimmy Mack, Steve Holley (formerly of Paul McCartney and Wings) and Denny Laine. Unfortunately for Ms. MacDonald, this rise in musical fame has had to
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Shannon the Artist records ethereal Lennon song with legendary musicians - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Denny Laine, Dennis Ferrante, Steve Holley...And they loved the name--cuz that's what they are..." LE: What other songs are on the album--is there a track list? SHANNON: One of the songs on the album is called Fire Crimson and Rose;
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Legends of Rock Concert Series Schedule Announced - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Denny Laine, originally with The Moody Blues and later the longest member of WINGS with Paul and Linda McCartney, is scheduled to perform at the Legends of Rock concert series. BEATExpo Downtown Freehold, the area's business partnership,
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EXCLUSIVE: It was Wings and a whole lot more for guitarist Henry McCullough - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
And I had known Denny Laine from different places. He asked me if I would be interested in taking a gig with Paul McCartney? And I said, 'Of course.' Who wouldn't have wanted to do it at that particular stage? We got invited out to this show with Paul
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Today in Music History - Aug. 3 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The other members of the band were drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Denny Laine, formerly of "The Moody Blues." With "Wings," McCartney had the number-one hits "My Love" in 1973 and "Silly Love Songs" in 1976. "Wings," with frequent changes in
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This Week in Rock History: Guns N' Roses Top the Charts - RollingStone.com
Google News - over 5 years
The McCartneys were the lone permanent members of the ever-revolving lineup, along with guitarist/singer Denny Laine (also of the Moody Blues), until their dissolution in 1981. McCartney's ability to create wonderful, succinct pop melodies (arguably
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McCartney revisited – 14: War and peace - NewsTime
Google News - over 5 years
... Macca didn't play them himself), Eric Stewart (from the seventies British art-rock group 10cc) on guitar, accomplished jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, Roxy Music saxophonist Andy Mackay and Wings alumnus Denny Laine on some of the Tug of War tracks
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Genius guitar man comes home to roots - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Although McCullough's CV encompasses stints with Donovan, Frankie Miller, Ronnie Lane, Denny Laine, the Fleadh Cowboys and the aforementioned Byrdon and Cocker to name but a handful, one sublime musical memory which stands out above all others is his
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Anthem Teen is the Piano Kid - In & Out of Anthem
Google News - over 5 years
One night Nick opened for Denny Laine of the Moody Blues. It was the first time Nick played without a band behind him. “I was really nervous, but I just thought, 'let's have a good time with this.' ” After a six-song set, Nick had a moment with Laine
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Judges' table has Starr power - Tri-Town News
Google News - over 5 years
Orlando is a working musician and continues to perform and tour with musicians such as Denny Laine, Laurence Juber and Billy J. Kramer. Also returning as a Freehold Idol judge is Wymer, who will take her spot on the dais in July after the release of
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Moody Blues kicks off tour in Halifax - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 5 years
All three performed on the band's symphonic 1967 album Days of Future Passed and its iconic hit Nights in White Satin, following the Moody Blues' initial incarnation as an R&B-based band with former guitarist and future Wings member Denny Laine
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Denny Laine
    THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He signed with Scratch records and began working on a new album, Anyone Can Fly. He then went on to record other solo albums such as Hometown Girls, Wings on Your Feet and Lonely Road before returning to Scratch to do his Wings at the Sound of Denny Laine. He has also had three fanzine publications, Ahh Laine, wrote the musical Arctic Song and released two more albums, Master Suite and Reborn. Laine moved to the United States in the 1990s, where he continues to tour, originally with the World Classic Rockers and later with the Cryers. He was briefly married to Jo Jo Laine, with whom he had a son, Laine Hines, and a daughter, Heidi Hines. He has three other children from other relationships: Lucianne Grant (with Helen, daughter of Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant), Damian James (with model Catherine James) and Ainsley Laine-Adams.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 26
    In 1971, Laine joined Paul McCartney to form Wings, and stayed with the group for 10 years until it disbanded in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Laine provided lead and rhythm guitars, lead and backing vocals, keyboards, bass guitar and woodwinds, as well as writing or co-writing some of the group's material. Laine, McCartney, and McCartney's wife, Linda McCartney formed the nucleus of the band. With Wings, Laine enjoyed the biggest commercial and critical successes of his career, including co-writing the hit Mull of Kintyre. He also co-wrote and sang lead vocal on Deliver Your Children, which was released as a Wings B-side but charted in the Netherlands. In January 1980, McCartney was arrested for possession of marijuana on arrival at an airport for a tour in Japan. The tour was cancelled and the band members, except Linda, returned to England. After returning to England, McCartney decided to release his solo album, McCartney II, and plans for an autumn U.S. tour were dropped. Meanwhile, Laine released the single "Japanese Tears" and formed the short-lived Denny Laine Band with Steve Holley and released a solo album Japanese Tears that December.
  • 1967
    Age 22
    Laine's 1967 song "Say You Don't Mind" was a hit when recorded in 1972 by ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, it did not achieve national attention, and the pioneering Electric String Band broke up. (There was apparently a third single recorded called "Why Did You Come?". Why it was never released is unknown, but there have been rumors that the finished track - and probably the B side as well - was mailed to Decca and was lost.) Laine and Burton then went on to the band Balls from February 1969 until the band's breakup in 1971, with both also taking time to play in Ginger Baker's Air Force in 1970. Only one single was issued by Balls: "Fight for My Country"/"Janie, Slow Down" on UK Wizard Records. The top side was re-edited and reissued on UK Wizard and issued in the UK on Wizard and in the United States on Epic under the name of Trevor Burton; Laine and Burton shared lead vocals on the B side. The single was reissued again as B.L.W. as "Live in the Mountains" for a small Pye-distributed label, "Paladin". Twelve tracks were recorded for a Balls album, but it has never been released.
  • 1966
    Age 21
    After leaving the Moody Blues, he formed the Electric String Band in December 1966, which featured himself on guitar and vocals, Trevor Burton (of the Move) on guitar, Viv Prince on drums and electrified strings in a format not dissimilar to what Electric Light Orchestra would later attempt.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The last record issued by the Moody Blues that featured Laine was "Life's Not Life"/"He Can Win" in January 1967, just after Justin Hayward had replaced him in the band.
  • 1965
    Age 20
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 19
    In 1964, Laine left the Diplomats to join Mike Pinder in the Moody Blues and sang the group's first big hit, "Go Now"; other early highlights included I Don't Want To Go on Without You, another UK hit, plus two minor UK chart hits "From The Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)", Everyday (both written by Laine and Pinder), "Can't Nobody Love You" and the harmonica-ripping "Bye Bye Bird" (a big hit in France).
    More Details Hide Details A self-titled EP and 'The Magnificent Moodies' LP on Decca followed.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Laine was born in Birmingham, where he attended Yardley Grammar School, and took up the guitar as a boy under the influence of gypsy jazz (jazz manouche) legend Django Reinhardt; he gave his first solo performance as a musician at the age of 12 and began his career as a professional musician fronting Denny Laine & the Diplomats, which also included future Move and Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on October 29, 1944.
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