John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

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John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby bill » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:04 pm

I came across this article,...........................
Carry me back: John Lang Brown reflects on piping in 1977 on "Mull of Kintyre"
Published: October 31, 2010..Author: Libby O'Brien.


'Mull of Kintyre' is just one of those songs, one of those tunes that everyone knows, and when you hear it you just can't resist the temptation to sing along. It was the first single to sell more than two-million copies in the United Kingdom and was the UK's best-selling single of all-time until overtaken by Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in 1984. It was the number-one song for Christmas in 1977 and spent nine weeks in the top spot in the charts.
Back in 1977, John Lang Brown was just your average 16-year-old living in Campbeltown, Scotland, who spent his time listening to artists such as Paul McCartney and Wings on his record player and played and competed with the Campbeltown Pipe Band, Grade 2 at the time. One night at the end of summer he went along to band practice and didn't know that his life was about to change dramatically over the coming months. He and his pals were about to be a part of something big as the Campbeltown Pipe Band was invited to record "Mull of Kintyre" with Paul McCartney and Wings.


The whole article can be found @..............

http://www.pipesdrums.com/ViewObject.as ... ticlePrint


Fantastic photographs from a very special time.


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I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby Mzz pasico » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:19 pm

Gosh! Makes me wonder where the years have gone. Wonderful to see these photographs.
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Re: John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby bill » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:21 am

Agree with you there Mzz pasico.Just where have all the years gone??
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby Martin » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:57 am

Who is or was the kid in the red shirt behind McCartney. I know I know that face.
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Re: John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby Pete Reek » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:35 am

The high heid yin with the World Champions, Ian McKerral?
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Re: John Lang Brown reflects on piping on "Mull of Kintyre'

Postby Martin » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:28 am

Thanks for that.
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