Why did Wings choose to cover "Richard Corey" by Paul Simon? I think Paul Simon wrote it. Or was it an old folk song with no known author? It was on an early Simon and Garfunkel album.
Wings covered so few songs by other bands. Did they cover any others? Did Paul write "Soily"?
I wonder what it was about "Richard Corey" that appealed to Paul, to make him want to have that on a Wings album, and perform it in concert.The theme is riches can't buy happiness. Perhaps the melody appealed to him more than the lyrics, the theme.
Since Denny Laine sang it, did Denny pick it out, too? Did he want it covered?