Ex-Wings member to appear at Arts Center

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Rock musician Denny Laine, a former member of the Moody Blues and co-founder of Paul McCartney's band Wings, will appear in concert April 24 at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Although the band went through a few line up changes, Laine remained an integral part of Wings throughout the band's entire lifespan. Wings recorded some of the biggest hits of the 1970s including "Band on the Run", "Live and Let Die", "Jet", "With A Little Luck", "Another Day" "My Love", "Junior's Farm", "Silly Love Songs", and many more.

Laine co-wrote the world wide hit "Mull of Kintyre" with Paul and in 1977 it became the biggest selling single of all time in the United Kingdom. It ironically broke the sales record for the previous biggest UK single; The Beatles' "She Loves You."

Denny got his start in the Moody Blues and he sang the band's first major hit single "Go Now" in 1964. After a few years, he left the Moody Blues to pursue his solo career managed by the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.

In 1967 Denny Laine's Electric String Band opened for Jimi Hendrix at the famous Saville theater concert that launched Jimi's career. For the next few years Denny shared concert bills with Fleetwood Mac & Robert Plant and joined the super group Ginger Baker's 'Air Force' until 1971 when he formed Wings with Paul McCartney.

Denny Laine's very special, one night only performance will feature hits from his time in Wings and the Moody Blues as well as songs from his impressive solo catalog.

Critically acclaimed band, The Cryers will do a set of originals, Beatles favorites and classic songs then become Denny's band.
Published Nashville songwriter John Salaway will open the show with a short acoustic set at 7:30 p.m.

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