Video Classics: ‘Live and Let Die’ – Paul McCartney and Wings

Sir Paul in 2010

Sir Paul in 2010 (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

“Live and Let Die” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney and Wings[/lastfm] was the theme song for the first Roger Moore James Bond film of the same name in 1973. So how did a former Beatle wind up writing and recording a song for a Bond film?

Released in 1972, “Live and Let Die” turned into one of the most successful singles for McCartney’s group Wings.

George Martin, the Beatles’ producer, had been hired to score the film, and he turned to McCartney to write the theme song. Originally the film’s producer, Harry Saltzman, wanted someone else to sing it; McCartney, however, said he would only take on the project if Wings could perform it. The single made the U.S. top five, first appearing on the film’s soundtrack album.

Watch the very cool video from the James Paul McCartney show in 1973.

See more Video Classics!

Comments

One Comment

  1. RainbowRay says:

    Have seen all the James Bond movies; loved each and every one of them. This is one of my favorite (American spelling) James Bond theme songs (like the fast pace of it).
    I’d live and let die for FIona!
    RainbowRay
    ????

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From K-EARTH 101

K-EARTH Surf Pig
28 Free Things To Do in L.A.
Totally 80s Friday Night

Listen Live