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Johnnie Walker tells the story of how Paul McCartney followed being in the most popular group of all time by leading another global sensation. Includes exclusive interview material.

The story of how one man took on the seemingly impossible task of following his work in the most popular group of all time, and emerged as the leader of another multi-million-selling global sensation. What Paul McCartney did next after the Beatles was to retreat to Scotland, reshape his life and career, become a solo star and then form one of the biggest bands of the decade, Wings.

Johnnie Walker presents some sounds of the '70s with a difference, richly illustrated with world exclusive interview material. This one-hour version of 'What Macca Did Next' will be followed in Radio 2's New Year programming by a two-hour "director's cut" featuring further rare material.

When the Beatles split, Paul became a family man and, ably abetted by his wife Linda, went into a period of experimentation with the superb 'McCartney' and 'Ram' albums. But it wasn't long before he was missing the vibe of a band, and that's where Wings first took flight and became the real-life band on the run.

This programme is based around a brand new, never-before-heard McCartney interview, and other rare audio material, all full of vivid recollections and poignant stories. It comes as two more albums in Paul's 1970s catalogue are given the deluxe reissue treatment, 1975's 'Venus and Mars' and the follow-up released only ten months later, 'At The Speed Of Sound.'

The narrative extends through the entire ten-year period, as a celebration of a group that, for many pop fans growing up in the 1970s, were more relevant than the Beatles themselves. It describes how they came to life with 'Wild Life' in 1971 and - since their "Wingspan" covered the whole of the 1970s, until their last album 'Back To The Egg' in 1979 - sets their story within the context of the decade itself, with a new interview with Wings' Denny Laine and unheard insight from designer Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and engineer Alan O'Duffy.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Honey Pie

    • The White Album.
    • Parlophone.
    • 9.
  • Paul McCartney

    Every Night

    • McCartney.
    • Parlophone.
  • Paul McCartney

    Momma Miss America

    • McCartney.
    • Parlophone.
    • 9.
  • Paul McCartney

    Another Day

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

    Heart of the Country

    • Ram.
    • 7.
  • Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

    Sunshine Sometimes

    • Ram (Bonus Disc).
    • Hear Music.
    • 8.
  • Paul McCartney

    Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Paul McCartney

    Hot As Sun/Glasses

    • McCartney.
    • Hear Music.
    • 5.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    My Love

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Paul McCartney & Loma Mar Quartet

    Warm and Beautiful

    • Working Classical.
    • Capitol.
    • 6.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 9.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    Band On The Run

    • (Single).
    • Apple.
    • 3.
  • The Moody Blues

    Go Now

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Wings

    Let Me Roll It

    • Band On The Run.
    • Parlophone.
    • 8.
  • Wings

    Maybe I'm Amazed

    • Wings Over America.
    • Parlophone.
    • 12.
  • Wings

    Tomorrow

    • Wild Life.
    • Fame.
    • 8.
  • Wings

    Bip Bop

    • Wild Life.
    • Fame.
    • 2.
  • Wings

    Silly Love Songs (Demo)

    • Wings At The Speed of Sound (Remastered) CD2.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Wings

    Dear Friend

    • Wild Life.
    • Fame.
    • 9.
  • Wings

    Let 'Em In (Demo)

    • Wings At The Speed of Sound.
    • Concord Records.
    • 6.
  • Wings

    Let 'Em In

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Wings

    Some People Never Know

    • Wild Life.
    • Fame.
    • 5.
  • Wings

    Beware My Love

    • Wings at The Speed of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
    • 4.
  • Wings

    Mary Had A Little Lamb

    • Wild Life.
    • Parlophone.
    • 3.
  • Wings

    With A Little Luck

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Wings

    Beware My Love (John Bonham Version)

    • Wings At The Speed Of Sound (Remastered) CD2.
    • Parlophone.
    • 4.
  • Wings

    Warm and Beautiful

    • Wings At The Speed of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
    • 11.
  • Wings

    Little Lamb Dragonfly

    • Red Rose Speedway.
    • Fame.
    • 5.
  • Wings

    Venus and Mars

    • Venus and Mars.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Wings

    Yesterday (Live)

    • Wings Over America.
    • Hear Music.
    • 15.
  • Wings

    Rock Show

    • Venus and Mars.
    • Parlophone.
    • 2.
  • Wings

    Live And Let Die (Live)

    • Wings Over America.
    • Music Factory Mastermixes.
    • 9.
  • Wings

    Band On The Run (Northern Comic Version)

    • Band On The Run: 25th Anniversary Edition.
    • Parlophone/EMI.
    • 21.
  • Wings

    Time To Hide

    • Wings At The Speed of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
    • 8.
  • Wings

    You Gave Me The Answer

    • Venus and Mars.
    • Parlophone.
    • 4.
  • Wings

    Mull Of Kintyre

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Wings

    London Town

    • London Town.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Wings

    Call Me Back Again

    • Venus and Mars.
    • Parlophone.
    • 10.
  • Wings

    Getting Closer

    • Back To The Egg.
    • Parlophone.
    • 2.
  • Wings

    Listen To What The Man Said

    • Parlophone.
  • Wings

    Treat Her Gently - Lonely Old People

    • Venus and Mars.
    • 12.
  • Wings

    Going To New Orleans (My Carnival)

    • Venus and MArs (Remastered) CD2.
    • 6.
  • Wings

    My Carnival

    • Venus and Mars.
    • 16.
  • Wings

    Wino Junko

    • Wings at The Speed of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
    • 5.

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