“With the addition of Irish guitarist Henry McCullough, Wings plugged away on their second album Red Rose Speedway through most of 1972…” – Paul McCartney.com
In October 1972, just two months after stepping off 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 after the successful completion of the Paul McCartney & Wings Over Europe Tour Paul went into Abbey Road to record tracks for the upcoming Red Rose Speedway album which included the classic song My Love.
During the same sessions Paul recorded the song that was destined to become an instant classic and the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Oscar Live & Let Die.
We are left shaken and stirred at the tantalising and intriguing thought Mr Bond that the development of the band into a world class working unit resulting in the critical and musical success of the Wings Over Europe Tour, the relaxing in the sunshine on the open top deck and the sound of the ‘music’ from the Gardner 5LW on 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 for over 007,500 miles may have contributed to Paul McCartney’s songwriting creativity. With Roger Moore as James Bond if 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 played a part in this we are proud to have been of “secret service”.