It’s not every day that you get to meet your idol. For John Taylor, that day came in 1975 when he stopped by New Orleans’ Sea-Saint Studio on a whim and struck up a relationship with Paul and Linda McCartney. After the breakup of the Beatles, the McCartneys formed the band Wings, which was active through the early ’80s. The band had come to New Orleans to record their album Venus and Mars
at Allen Toussaint’s famous studio, setting the stage for some of the greatest-ever moments for McCartney fans.
The chance meeting with Paul and Linda McCartney led to a prolonged acquaintance, and Taylor, a professional musician, snapped scores of candid photographs of the famous couple. Taylor’s recollections, along with those of other locals who spent time with the McCartneys and their children during their New Orleans stay, are included with more than sixty of these photographs, many published here for the first time. The McCartneys’ graciousness and unpretentious nature shine through in these vignettes.
About the Author
John Taylor is the bass player for the Meanies, a rock, funk, soul, and country band. A lifelong musician and prolific songwriter, Taylor is also a background actor and has appeared in more than forty movies, including Dallas Buyers Club. Taylor lives outside of his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.
WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS
By John Taylor
MUSIC / Individual Composers & Musicians
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity
88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
67 color photos