Denny Laine

Denny Laine(bornBrian Frederick Hines, 29 October 1944) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist . He was an original member of the Moody Blues , singing the band's first hit " Go Now " in 1964, and was a member of Wings with Paul McCartney from 1971 to 1981.

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Early years[edit]

Laine was born in Birmingham , where he attended Yardley Grammar School, and took up the guitar as a boy under the influence of gypsy jazz (jazz manouche) legend Django Reinhardt ; he gave his first solo performance as a musician at the age of 12 and began his career as a professional musician fronting Denny Laine & the Diplomats, which also included future Move and Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan .

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 Denny Laine's Discography

The Moody Blues[]

YearAlbum
1965 The Magnificent Moodies

Moody Blues singles[]

A-sideB-side
"Steal Your Heart Away" "Lose Your Money"
"Go Now" "It's Easy, Child"
"I Don't Want To Go on Without You" "Time on My Side"
"From The Bottom of My Heart" "And My Baby's Gone"
"Everyday" "You Don't (All The Time)"
"Boulevard De La Madeleine" "This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)"
"People Gotta Go" (issued on a French EP only)
"Life's Not Life" "He Can Win"

Solo[]

YearA-sideB-sideLabel
1967 "Say You Don't Mind" "Ask The People" Deram DM 122
1968 "Too Much in Love" "Catherine's Wheel" Deram DM 171
"Why Did You Come?"

Balls reissued as by Trevor Burton[]

YearA-sideB-side
1970 (Balls) "Fight for My Country" "Janie, Slow Down"
1971 (Trevor Burton) "Fight for My Country" (edited) "Janie, Slow Down"
1972 (B.L.G.) "Live in the Mountains" (same as "Fight for My Country") (edited) "Janie, Slow Down"

Ginger Baker's Airforce[]

YearAlbum
1970 Ginger Baker's Air Force
Ginger Baker's Air Force 2

Wings[]

YearAlbum
1971 Wild Life
1973 Red Rose Speedway
Band on the Run
1975 Venus and Mars
1976 Wings at the Speed of Sound
Wings over America(triple live album)
1978 London Town
1979 Back to the Egg
1981 Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Solo albums[]

YearAlbumLabel
1973 Ahh...Laine Wizard/Reprise (US)
1977 Holly Days EMI/Capitol(US)
1980 Japanese Tears Polydor/Scratch
1982 Anyone Can Fly Polydor/Scratch
1985 Hometown Girls President
1987 Wings on My Feet President
1988 Lonely Road President
Master Suite Magnum Force
1990 All I Want Is Freedom JAWS
1996 Reborn Griffin/Scratch
Wings at the Sound of Denny Laine Scratch/Purple Pyramid (US)
1998 Arctic Song Ribble Records
1999 A Tribute to Paul McCartney and Wings Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid

Guest appearances[]

YearAlbum
1974 McGear
1980 The Reluctant Dog
1981 Somewhere in England
1982 Tug of War
1983 Pipes of Peace
1985 Wind in the Willows
  • "The Life We Left Behind"
1996 Metal Christmas
  • "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
1998 Wide Prairie
1999 Old Friends in New Places
  • "And The Thunder Rolls..."

Bootlegs[]

YearAlbum
1972 Memory Laine
1979 Rock & Roll Jam Sessions
(aka:Lympne Castle Sessions, aka:Wings: In A Jam)
2 Buddies on Holly Days
(excerpts fromHolly Daysand live performances during Buddy Holly Week)
1982 Birmingham Boy
1988 Cold Cuts (Another Early Version)

Compilation albums[]

YearAlbum
1978 Wings Greatest
1984 In Flight(tracks from "Japanese Tears")
1985 Weep For Love(tracks from "Japanese Tears")
1994 Blue Nights(tracks from 1980 to 1990)
1995 Rock Survivor(tracks from 1980 to 1990)
Danger Zone(tracks from "Japanese Tears")
Go Now(tracks from "Japanese Tears")
1998 The Masters(tracks from 1980 to 1996)
2001 Wingspan: Hits and History
2002 Spreading My Wings: The Ultimate Denny Laine Collection(tracks from 1980 to 1990)
2003 The Collection(2 compilations, 1 album)
Blue Nights(tracks from 1980 to 1990)
The Masters(tracks from 1980 to 1996)
Reborn
2004 An Introduction to The Moody Blues(including previously unreleased "People Gotta Go")
Send Me The Heart(tracks from "Japanese Tears")

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 Denny Laine's References

  1. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/denny-laine-mn0000820686/biography
  2. Joynson, Vernon (1995). The Tapestry of Delights. London: Borderline Books.
  3. (AP) "Wings clipped". The Leader-Post 30 April 1981: D2
  4. Johnson, Angella, "'Mum was beautiful, wild... she was the ultimate rock groupie'", Mail on Sunday, 4 November 2006
  5. James, Catherine (2007). Dandelion: Memoir of a Free Spirit. St. Martin's Press. p. 80. ISBN 0312367813. 

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