Laine To Spill Secrets Of Fractured Friendship With McCartney

There are just a few untold secrets surrounding the members of the Fab Four.   There are a few lingering skeletons in the closet waiting to tell their inside, personal, stories.  There is a short list of Beatle-related folks that I would love to sit down and tell their story of being a Beatle insider.

My top 5 (yet to be published) must-readBeatle insider stories/memoirs would look something like this:

  1. Yoko Ono
  2. Neil Aspinall
  3. Pattie Boyd-it’s coming folks
  4. Ringo Starr -I know this one is cheating, but we’ve never really seen a true Ringo autobiography.  Admit it, you’d read it.
  5. Mal Evans (Maybe they have a journal or penned writings that they can publish.)
  6. Geoff Baker
  7. Elliot Mintz 

I know that Denny Laine just doesn’t quite make the list, but his side of the Wings story would be a wonderful thing to read.  I don’t want a complete hatchet job of his time spent in Wings, but I don’t want a whitewashed tale of revisionist history either.  We all know that Denny left the group in a bit of a tiff, but we have never really heard the entire story.  Here’s hoping that he sheds a little bit of light on the often untold, Wings side of the story.  We look forward to reading it.

  • What memoirs/insider’s Beatle stories would you like to see published? Let us know in the comments below.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Paul McCartney’s former Wings bandmate Denny Laine is set to spill the secrets behind their turbulent friendship in a new book.

McCartney formed the group with guitarist Laine in 1971, but the pair fell out in January 1980 after the former Beatle was taken into police custody for marijuana possession at Japan’s Tokyo airport.

The arrest forced the group to cancel international tour dates and Laine reportedly never forgave McCartney for what he saw as an act of betrayal.

Laine has since teamed up with a professional ghostwriter to work on his autobiography, which is expected to shed light on his fractured relationship with the Let It Be hitmaker.

A source close to Laine says, “Denny has been approached by one of music’s most reputable authors about a much-anticipated biography. In the past, questionable motives. Denny would have none of it.

“But this time, the project will be done on Denny’s terms.”

Source: andpop

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22 Responses

  1. In all honesty, I have no interest whatsoever in what Denny Laine has to say about much of anything, including his falling out with Macca. He was a good sideman in Wings, even helped to co-pen “Mull of Kintyre”, but frankly his partnership in Wings was the best thing for him as witnessed by his dropping off the radar post-Wings.

  2. I also agree – Laine is an idiot – I could care less for his take on this past BS – he should be thankful to paul but eventually idiots like Laine must ciome out from under a rock to make some kind of money right?…what a creep

  3. denny was cool in wings, but he deserted paul in 1980, when paul really needed him…..denny smoked pot too, why does he act like paul was a pot head, he acted like a hippocrit….he does not deserve to be at the same conventions as pete best, either, especially since he’s a no show at most of them…..i wouldn’t read his book if it were free…….and hand signed….besides the moody blues got better after he left…see justin hayward……..justin would make a great addition to ringo’s allstarr band…..hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, paul and linda were wings, anyway….

  4. I willdefinitely be reading this book!

  5. I didn not know that he had diserted Paul! He should not have done that!

  6. I also have little interest in what Laine has to say. Trying to figure out what to believe and what not to would be too much like reading a memoir written by John’s Aunt Mimi. Certainly she’d flub and tell the truth now and then but figuring which one would be quite a job.

    Name Marple
    http://marplesbeatles.wordpress.com

  7. I also have little interest in what Laine has to say. Trying to figure out what to believe and what not to would be too much like reading a memoir written by John’s Aunt Mimi. Certainly she’d flub and tell the truth now and then but figuring which one would be quite a job.

    Jane Marple
    http://marplesbeatles.wordpress.com

  8. MY DEAR AWC,DON’T JUDGE OTHERS……YOU DON’T KNOW THE REAL REASONS WHY HE DID ALL THAT YOU KNOW!SO….JUST TAKE THINGS AS THEY ARE!!

  9. polythene pam, hello…… ulla it’s been a while since you have come by…….. hope you are doing well, as for denny, i aint judging, just presenting the facts…. so glad you and veronica have finished your little fight….. hope all is well ulla……..

  10. heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…im ulla. no! me and veronica are still hatred….she did me wrong….. awc1967 help me hurt herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  11. COME ON AWC OR WHAT IS YOUR NAME!COME TO ME!ULLA IS SHIT!I HAVE MANY THINGS TO DO THAT YOU WOULD ENJOY THEM…..SHE’S A SHIT,FAT,LITTLE GIRL…….COME TO ME,BOY…………………..OH ULLA WHYDON’T YOU WRITE ME AGAIN?????

  12. LISTEN ULLA THEN I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING:I’M SORRY FOR ALL THESE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN US,BUT I WOULD JUST TO ADVERT YOU AGAINST HIM,BECAUSE AFTER HE IS UGLY,BAD,SO FAT…HE’S MARRIED,TOO!AND I’M SO SORRY FOR YOU BABY,YOU’RE JUST A YOUNG GIRL……..AND HE’S JUST A PIG!!!!BECAUSE I WANT YOU ALL FOR ME!!!!!

  13. veronica and ulla…i see it’s still on….i said what i said in the forum because of what you did to me, ok…… divorce is happening…ok…..but you two must stop this mess…please…

  14. OK, ALLAN, I WILL LEAVE ULLA ALONE, OK…BUT YOU MUST RETURN MY EMAILS….

  15. ulla, so that was you, saying all those bad things about me. you stopped answering my emails. what else could i do?

  16. I would like a bit of info on the Beatles connection to Layla Cries, her real name was Debra. She was girlfried to Santana and Clapton but met the Beatles in 1970 in Butler Co. Missouri and continued to all hang out, (very privately) until the 80s in Ft. Worth Texas. Some or all of the Beatles had been to see Layla sing at her high school as well as Elvis Presley going to watch her on stage. She had kids with Clapton and Santana. She was a singer and dancer but was also an undercover agent.

  17. this soap opera must end now, i am sorry for all the silly posts that i did here. it is all over now. the facts are this: 1. ulla is miss prym. 2. i pretended to be ulla on some posts here. 3. ulla also posted as me, she said all the bad things about him. 4. i posted as awc1967 to embarrass him, most of his posts are me. 5.ulla and awc1967 are only internet friends, but ulla wants more from him, but he is happily married and ulla has to accept that. 6. i was hoping he and i could be internet friends but he and ulla are that., so i will give them their space. 7. we all have sent angry emails to one another, but it has stopped a while back. 8. i am sorry for all this mess and from now on, i will post nice, thank you . 9. ulla is also polythene pam.

  18. Denny’s terms ???? , When he was in Wings was fantastic , in fact I like the way that he plays , but ???????, what does he want , a little piece of macca’s fame , it is clear who is the rock star , if he has to say something is totally understood that is not to be good about the others Beatles , it was the 70s , and the old beatles fought each other every day

    please Denny make music , thats you do better !!!!!!!!!!!

  19. I read a book once about paul, linda, wings and denny…and it painted a rather dark picture of paul and linda (who came off pretty much as nutters)- including basically ‘stealing’ copyright for songs written by laine.

    the latest episode re divorce etc etc strikes me as a bit of karmic balance being restored…

  20. who is the guy between linda and denny laine??

    that`s not paul

  21. Paul rode rough-shod over the guy because he dared to express himself and what it was really like to work with the dude. I’m no Laine fan/freak either but the guys voice has a right to be heard as he was a key figure in the post-beatle group for a decade!
    McCartney is a control freak and not a very nice person to be around. You either do it his way or it’s the ‘highway’! His efforts after ‘band on the run’ were, largely mediocre and did not set the world on-fire. He is a drug abuser and a pothead and an abuser of those who work with him; that is the reality of the man. Forget about him being the ‘cute Beatle’ and realise he is a normal person and not a very nice, normal person, either. He is rich and powerful and he knows it!
    Laine woke-up to an abusive and very one sided relationship where ‘Macca’ made all the money and he got peanuts! McCartney even tries to impose his ‘cult like’ vegetarian stance on his employees-servants, too. His kids are obnoxious and bratty just like their parents!

  22. Greg, if you know so much about Paul, why don’t you write a book. Everybody has good and bad days. Stones, led zep, deep purple. all of them. John was a little prick too, george a constant whiner and his sad ass songs and whiny voice drive me crazy. Ringo, I can’t really say anything bad about. Denny was, is and will always be NADA!! He cab talk all he wants to. Just make music man, that’s all.

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