Wings Over the World

Wings Over the World

Wings over the World
Production company MPL Communications
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC (UK), CBS (US)
Release date
  • 16 March 1979 (1979-03-16) (US)
  • 8 April 1979 (1979-04-08) (UK)
Running time 75 minutes

Wings Over the World is a 1979 television documentary film featuring the rock band Wings.[1] It consists of concert performances from their acclaimed 1975–76 world tour,[2] together with behind-the-scenes footage.[3] Also included is a short excerpt of Wings rehearsing at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts before their 1972 UK university tour.[4] Problems with the audio from the 1976 live performances delayed the film's release until March 1979,[2][5] by which time, band members Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English had left the group and been replaced.[6]

In 2013, the film was released on DVD as part of the deluxe edition of the Wings over America live album.[7]


  1. ^ McGee, p. 107.
  2. ^ a b Rodriguez, p. 336.
  3. ^ Madinger & Easter, p. 227.
  4. ^ Badman, p. 64.
  5. ^ McGee, p. 122.
  6. ^ Sounes, p. 344.
  7. ^ Wings over America' to be reissued In May"'". 9 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 


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  • Clayson, Alan (2003). Paul McCartney. London: Sanctuary.  
  • McGee, Garry (2003). Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.  
  • Madinger, Chip; Easter, Mark (2000). Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions.  
  • Rodriguez, Robert (2010). Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970–1980. Milwauke, WI: Backbeat Books.  
  • Sounes, Howard (2010). Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney. London: HarperCollins.  
  • Woffinden, Bob (1981). The Beatles Apart. London: Proteus.  

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