Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ex-Wings guitarist in critical condition after heart attack

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HENRY MCCULLOUGH/Examiner

Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, 69, is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Monday, reports the BBC.According to Wikipedia, his death was prematurely reported by a radio show, but the BBC story says those reports are not true.

"He is a very special person," sister Rae Morrison told the BBC. "We really are very worried for him, his sister is on her way home from Florida and his brother is coming home from Glasgow."

McCullough, the soloist on Wing's "My Love," and has the Grease Band, Joe Cocker and playing at Woodstock among his credits, told us in an interview last year he came into contact with Paul McCartney when he was with the Grease Band.

"It was when the Grease Band was doing stuff. 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?,” he said.

“We got invited out to this show with Paul. And we hadn't met before. And we jammed for three days and played a bit of this and a bit of that and stuff. And after the third day, he says, 'Great, Henry. Do you want to join a band?' And I said, 'Of course, of course.' And that was it."

George Harrison signed McCullough to his Dark Horse label and released his solo album, “Mind Your Own Business,” in the mid-'70s.

McCullough's most recent solo album was “Unfinished Business.”

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