Denny Laine, co-founder of the Wings and original lead singer of the Moody Blues, died on December 5 at the age of 79.
Paul McCartney has paid tribute to Wings co-founder Denny Laine, who died on December 5 at the age of 79.
“ I am very saddened to learn that my former bandmate, Denny Laine, has passed awayhe wrote of the guitarist, who was also the original singer of the Moody Blues. I have great memories of working with Denny, when the Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two groups had a lot of respect for each other and had a lot of fun together. Denny joined Wings from the start. He was an exceptional singer and guitarist. His most famous interpretation is probably “Go Now”, an old Bessie Banks song that he sang brilliantly. He and I wrote a few songs together, the most successful being “Mull of Kintyre”, which was a big success in the seventies. We had grown apart, but in recent years we have managed to renew our friendship and share memories of our time together. »
He added : “ Denny had great talent, a great sense of humor and was always willing to help others. He will be missed by all his fans and remembered with great affection by his friends. I send my condolences and best wishes to his wife, Elizabeth, and his family. Peace and love, Denny. It was a pleasure knowing you. We will all miss you. »
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Laine died after a short battle with interstitial lung disease. His wife, Elizabeth Hines, wrote that she was at his bedside, holding his hand and playing his favorite Christmas songs when he died. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moody Blues in 2018.