Steve Morley moderated a discussion with Dan Ealey and Wings drummer Geoff Britton
on the 45th Anniversary of Junior's Farm. Dan & Bill Dyer's band MerseySide played
a set with Geoff Britton on drums. They finished the set with Juniors Farm
In 1974, Paul McCartney & Wings spent six weeks at a farm in Lebanon TN.
They recorded Juniors Farm, Sally G and other songs while in middle Tennessee.
We celebrated the 45th anniversary of this event on June 2, 2019 with people that
were there on the farm including Wings drummer Geoff Britton and Dan Ealey.
Pictures by Pat Adams
McCartney and Wings Member Due to Get Back to Junior's Farm
Paul McCartney & Wings spent six weeks at a farm in Lebanon Tennessee.
They also recorded Juniors Farm, Sally G and other songs while in middle Tennessee.
We celebrated the 45th anniversary of this event on June 2, 2019 with people that were
there on the farm including Wings drummer Geoff Britton and Dan Ealey.
Original Wings drummer Geoff Britton made an appearance at the Cookeville, Tennessee Community Center on June 2nd thanks to Dan Ealey who organized an event to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Paul McCartney & Wings trip to Junior's Farm in Lebanon, TN. Dan was just a 17 year old kid who talked his way onto the grounds by convincing the folks at Melody Maker that he was a rock journalist and for several weeks would hang out with Paul and the band on the farm, creating friendships which have lasted to this day. In honor of the occasion, Dan strapped on the bass and he and guitarist Billy Dyer backed up Geoff on the 1974 Wings classic "Junior's Farm", which was written while on the farm itself. Geoff was such a friendly guy and still kills it on the drums. It was an absolute honor to meet him and be there on this special day. (Text from YouTube)
Original Wings drummer Geoff Britton made an appearance at the Cookeville, Tennessee Community Center on June 2nd In honor
of the occasion, MerseySide played a set. Dan Ealey strapped on the bass, Billy Dyer sung and played guitar. They were backed up Geoff Britton on the 1974 Wings classic "Junior's Farm",
which was written while on the farm itself. Video from YouTube.
See Dan Ealey's story in the news, meeting and hanging out
with Paul McCartney and Wings at Junior's Farm.
Hear exclusive Wings recordings, recorded by Dan at Juniors Farm. Video from YouTube
Junior's Farm - Johnathan Pushkar
featuring Geoff Britton (of Wings) & Dan Ealey
+ RARE McCartney Photos. Recorded in 2021.
Guitar, Vocals - Johnathan Pushkar
Drums - Geoff Britton
Bass - Dan Ealey
Lead Guitar - John Merjave ("Rocky Weekling")
Keys, vocals - Wyatt Funderburk
Video from YouTube
Pictures from the media and Paul McCartney's Club Sandwich fan club magazine
A collage of Paul & Linda McCartney's six weeks stay in middle Tennessee
This is from the "Club Sandwich" a Paul McCartney Fan Club Magazine
This was signed by Wings drummer Geoff Britton at the 45th Anniversary of Juniors Farm
A Thank You to Curly (Junior) Putnam from Paul & Linda McCartney
"Thank You for the wonderful stay at the Green Green Grass Of Home"
Paul McCartney on his six weeks in Middle Tennessee (from the Club Sandwich Newsletter)
We had great fun using pedal guitars, fiddles and banjo's. The musicians out of Nashville are a great pleasure to work with because they are so sharp and professional. In an informal press conference held on the front porch of the ranch Paul said: I came here because Nashville is the music center. I hope to return sometime in the near future and do an American Tour. If it does develop, there are definite plans for a Nashville concert. We just couldn't skip Nashville, we have too many friends here. The trouble is that since I've been here, I've promised a lot of people that I would write songs for them. It's amazing the people that want songs, like Johnny Cash and Charlie Rich. You'd think they would have plenty of material but they all tell us, they don't have enough good songs. Eloise" written by Paul's father 20 years earlier. Also recorded was a "country flavored" song called "Sally G", written by Paul after visiting Printers Alley. He was impressed not only with Nashville, but the musicians and the Sound Shop studio where he worked, usually from 6pm to midnight. Opryland USA Theme Park.They attended a fiddle contest, saw Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner perform together (the last time, for over a decade), they see Gordon Stoker (singer with Elvis Presley's backing group The Jordanaires). Also they frequented there favorite local restaurant, the Loveless Motel, and a few drive-in movies. One evening Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins and Roy Orbison came over for a supper, cooked by Linda. We went to Rivergate Mall, and in the evening we had a barbeque down on a lake, but the next day, we were back to rehearsing for possible future tours and recordings. Most of the time we rehearsed in a garage, next to the house. Among the thirty pieces \of luggage loaded when leaving, was a Honda motorcycle. Paul's immediate plans were to do a follow up album to "Band On The Run" in the near future. "Beyond that, I don't know. I could for all I know, write a great rock and roll epic. And then I could do nothing" Paul McCartney flew his Wings to Nashville, heart of the country music scene in the USA, and the world The idea: to have fun, to rehearse,to record, meet old friends and make new ones, to enjoy, last but not least,a jolly holiday.
The mission was accomplished and all were achieved. Paul McCartney
VIDEO: Recorded in Nashville Tennessee. A Promotional Video
Video from YouTube.
VIDEO: Recorded in Nashville Tennessee. Video from YouTube
VIDEO: Paul McCartney speaks of recording in Nashville in the 1970's and saving the old studios on October 16, 2014 at the Bridgestone Arena. He mentions our late friend "ERNIE" Winfrey (with a thumbs up) and a "thanks y'all". Video by Pat Adams & Carol Alger
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