Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Henry McCullough, Rest In Peace

It's been a terribly long time since I wrote a post here, and I miss it. I happen to be reading the obituaries today and noticed that Henry McCullough has passed away today, according to Wikipedia. I was initially curious because of his connection with Paul McCartney and thought that he had toured with McCartney when I caught him concert some years ago.

However, McCullough's attachment to McCartney was many years prior: McCartney asked McCullough to join his new band "Wings" in 1971. The association was short lived and ended after about two years. In that time thought, McCullough was the lead guitarist for "My Love," "Hi, Hi, Hi" and "Live and Let Die."

McCartney sent a message upon hearing of McCullough's passing, "He was a pleasure to work with, a super talented musician with a lovely sense of humor.

In the years prior and since the Bond song, McCullough was associated with several acts as guitarist and/or vocals: Joe Cocker and Grease Band, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Money." He was even lead guitarist for the rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Heartfelt condolences to his family.