The 1972 Wings Tour Bus is back moving under its own power
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RE: Wings Over Europe 1972: News about the Tour Bus
RE: Possible error with information on Wings gig in Lyon, France, 1972
The gig didn't happen as it was cancelled in advance owing to poor ticket sales.
Had the concert taken place though,the set-list would have been right as it wasn't until the second part of the tour (the August dates) that Eat At Home was added to the set-list.
Appreciate the confirmation, but unless you know otherwise, you'd read that and think that the gig took place and that set was played. There is nothing there that says, "This concert was cancelled - this didn't happen".
By the way, of all the sites/people that said this gig didn't happen, none of them could say why.
When you take into consideration Bastille Day, it does make sense, but I'm curious to know how you know.
Possible error with information on Wings gig in Lyon, France, 1972
Am rather surprised to see this, especially with a set-list, as according to many sources, whilst this gig was scheduled to take place, it didn't actually happen.
Perhaps someone can check and see if this was the planned set-list for a cancelled gig, or if there was some secret gig in Lyon, on Bastille Day in 1972, when everyone else thought it was cancelled and celebrated Fete Nationale, instead.
Thanks in advance.
RE: Wings Over Europe 1972: News about the Tour Bus
Kind of a cool update this.
A 3D model of the bus in its full glory is now online. Using your mouse, both buttons (incl together) and your wheel, you can navigate your way around it and go inside it.
I believe some further details on the inside and upper deck are yet to be added, but the external view seems to be complete.
RE: Lifelong Beatles and Macca fan with information for Macca & Wings fans
Haven't we had threads about this bus before? Maybe the pictures just showed up in one thread or another.
The one I found was from 2019, so excuse me for bringing things up to date, with information about the current owner and their plans to restore it.
I will be interested in hearing the progress of the restored double decker origninal Wings' bus. In my opinion, it should be showcased in a future Paul and Linda McCartney museum..
This is a nice idea, but the problem with it is that this does not exist in the here and now. Perhaps this will come to pass, but for the moment, there are a number of vintage automobile museums that it could go into as a home, and a number of UK based events that it could be put on display at. Mr Jennings is very much on the case as to where it may be homed, and does have somewhere in particular in mind, although he seems have to a number of options.
He is actually keen for the bus to travel and attend events (probably on a loader), especially in 2022, fifty years on from the tour. I think he would like to see it revisit the European venues it went to in 1972!
I do know some of the more immediate plans that Mr Jennings has for the bus, but they are still plans, and are his to share when he is ready to do so, so I am honour-bound to not reveal them, at least not before he does.
As I said before, I think fans might be a little bit excited about some of these plans - because I am a little bit excited about them.
So yeah, I'll update here when I know more, but feel free to follow http://www.1972wingstourbus.com/ for yourselves.
Wings Over Europe 1972: News about the Tour Bus
As I mentioned this in my introduction forum post here, the open-top tour bus that was used by Paul McCartney and Wings (plus family members, including Mary and Stella), during their 1972 Tour of Europe, has returned to the UK after over 20 years in Tenerife, and is being restored by its current owner.
The owner wants to have it fully restored in time for 2022 and the 50th anniverary of the tour.
The owner has set-up a web site for the bus, so fans of Macca, Wings and vintage buses can follow what is happening with its restoration.
Lifelong Beatles and Macca fan with information for Macca & Wings fans
As a Hey Jude baby that was rocked in his pram, to the boy who wanted to know why The Beatles split-up at a time before I had even attended infants school, I've always, always, always been a Beatles fan, and also a fan of much of the post-Beatles music as well.
When Paul's twitter account posted in December 2017, asking about the whereabouts of the 1972 Wings Tour Bus, which they had heard maybe about again, I happened to see that tweet as it was posted, and being a good finder of stuff online, I got on the case and replied within minutes.
The Wings Tour Bus had been shipped back to the UK after being in Tenerife for 24 or so years and was hopefully going to be restored and used by a UK based international children's charity for fundraising.
The story of this bus was such that I wanted to write it up and I did so in a (free) blog which can be found here.
I have followed what has happened since and the bus has changed ownership, with the person at the charity unable to follow-through on their intentions, but it has been sold to someone who also wants to restore it but instead, put it on display.
This Bristol KSW5G bus, that was originally built and registered in 1953 as a typical double-decker of its day, that became an open-top tour bus and went around Europe with Paul McCartney and Wings in 1972, was then used as an events bus, nearly scrapped in the late 1980s, but was saved and used again, went to Cannes as part of a British Film rally, appeared on Surprise Surprise! (UK TV show), before being repainted with its 1972 Tour livery, for sale in 1993.
It was then sold on to a rock cafe owner who took it to Tenerife to be an attraction for the cafe, but ended up being left in a ravine there, before being brought back to the UK in 2017.
I recently updated my blog about the extraordinary history of this bus, with an entry here.
Some of the initial and necessary restoration has been performed, but there is plenty more to do. The bus is moving again under its own power for the first time in about 25 years so things are looking good for a full restoration to occur.
The current owner is a man called Tom Jennings, and if you want to know more about what his plans are for the bus, because I think Macca fans, and Wings fans in particular, might be a little bit interested, he has created a web site which you can find here.
It was a labour of love researching and writing about this, so I hope at least some of you find it of interest, too.