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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On CRAIGSLIST - Paul McCartney's Wings Over Europe Official Tour Bus

This is the open upper deck of the Wings bus I could buy on Craigslist. Seats look ratty.

This is Paul McCartney in front of the Wings bus for sale on Craigslist.

The Wings bus is too tall and too long to put in my garage.

Paul McCartney helped paint the decorations on the sides of the bus.

Here is a bus on Craigslist in London that I should buy and bring home. It is the double decker tour bus of the group Wings.

Brief history of bus and Wings band: After leaving The Beatles, English rock singer, bass guitarist, songwriter - Paul McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman McCartney.

McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling single.

In 1972 McCartney and the band painted this psychedelic bus, packed the kids up too, and drove it all over Europe. They showed up at Britisth Universities unannounced and performed for free for the college students. When college administrators heard that Paul McCartney of the Beatles was in the bus ready to perform, the response was, "Sure, let them play". Performing songs from Wildlife and Ram, including the new rocker, penned on the bus, "Hi Hi Hi," the soon to be famous ballad, "My Love" and the show stopping "Maybe I'm Amazed".

Please note that 10% of the sale of this bus will be donated to the: Teenage Cancer Trust, who Sir Paul McCartney himself has helped raise money for in the past.

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