Guitarist Denny Laine, Co-Founder of Wings, Dies at 79: A Look Back at His Musical Legacy

Guitarist Denny Laine, who worked with Paul McCartney for a long time, died at the age of 79. The co-founder of Wings and The Moody Blues succumbed to lung disease on Tuesday.

“My dear husband today (on Tuesday, editor’s note) he died peacefully early in the morning. I was at his bedside, holding his hand and playing his favorite Christmas songs,” Elizabeth Haines, wife of the legendary musician, said on Instagram.

Laine spent the last week of his life in the intensive care unit. He had been battling lung disease, to which he succumbed on Tuesday.

The famous guitarist founded the band The Moody Blues in 1964, which also performed several times with the legendary Beatles. In the 1970s, he subsequently founded the band Wings with McCartney and his wife Linda. With her, he recorded hits like Band on the Run, Let Me Roll It or No Words, she recalled CNN.

“Denny was a great talent with a great sense of humor and was always ready to help other people,” he recalled instagram to his friend and colleague McCartney.

2023-12-06 07:26:00
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