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DENNY LAINE AT NEComicCon IN NOVEMBER

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NorthEast ComicCon welcomes Denny Laine, groundbreaking musician and songwriter formerly with the Moody Blues (“Go Now”) and later in Paul McCartney‘s Wings. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Denny will be signing autographs and doing photo ops for fans. The event takes place Friday Nov. 29 thru Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxboro MA.

In 1971, Denny Laine joined Paul McCartney and Wings, and stayed with the group for 10 years until it disbanded in 1981. Denny was also a frequent contributor to the songwriting process of Wings as he wrote and sang several songs, co-wrote a number of compositions on Band on the Run and London Town albums as well as non-album #1 UK single “Mull of Kintyre.” An English musician, singer, and songwriter known as a founder of two major British rock bands: The Moody Blues, with whom he played from 1964 to 1966, and in 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moody Blues.
Laine has worked with a variety of artists and groups over a six decade career, and continues to record and perform as a solo artist.

Denny will be performing a special Benefit Songs and Stories concert at the Regent Theatre Arlington MA on Sat. Nov. 30 for the The Cystic Dreams Fund for Cystic Fibrosis support.

DENNY LAINE AND THE MOODY WING BAND TO PERFORM IN OLD SAYBROOK

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Denny Laine and the Moody Wing Band to perform Jan. 10 in Old Saybrook

Denny Laine and his band, the Moody Wing Band, are performing at The Kate in Old Saybrook on Jan. 10.

Laine was inducted on April 14 into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founding member of the Moody Blues, and is included in the recent release of the Wings box set.

Laine, a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, has enjoyed a lengthy and wide-ranging career since joining the Moody Blues in 1964 and singing lead vocal on the band’s worldwide smash, “Go Now.” Laine moved on to form the band, Balls, with the Move’s Trevor Burton and then joined Ginger Baker’s post-Cream band, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, performing on the band’s first two albums.
In 1971, Paul McCartney tapped Laine to be his right-hand man in Wings. Denny played guitar, keys and sang with the band until it’s breakup in 1981. He co-wrote with McCartney the worldwide hit, “Mull of Kintyre,” which reached #1 in the UK in 1977 and has since been covered by numerous artists.

Laine is a four-time Grammy nominee, having won two Grammys, in 1979 with Wings for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song, “Rockestra Theme,” and in 1974 with Wings for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus for “Band on the Run.”

Since leaving Wings in 1981, Laine has had a prolific solo career, recording and releasing 12 solo albums and continuing to tour the world to great acclaim with his own band.

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DENNY LAINE ON THE ODDS OF WINGS BEING INDUCTED INTO THE R´N´ROLL HALL OF FAME

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Denny Laine will be inducted as a co-founder of the Moody Blues, though he was with the band for just one album. The ceremony takes place on April 14 in Cleveland.

Denny Laine co-founded the group with a post-Beatles Paul McCartney during 1971 and is the only member besides McCartney and his wife, Linda, to be part of the group for its entire decade-long run, which included seven studio albums and hits such as “My Love,” “Band On The Run,” “Jet,” “Silly Love Songs,” “Mull Of Kintyre” and more.

But thought it was positioned as a band, Laine tells us that McCartney’s presence loomed too large for Wings to ever be considered for the Rock Hall itself:
“I heard that before, when Paul was inducted as an individual, that was including the Wings era — in other words, Wings was not, as such, a band…It was not a band, really. It was Paul McCartney and the backing band…That’s the truth of the matter, even though we were really close as friends at the time we weren’t a band like the Beatles, the Stones, the Moody Blues. We were just his backing group, really…I wouldn’t see that as a band that would go into the Hall of Fame, to be honest.”