Status: 06.12.2023, 04:45 a.m.
Denny Laine has died at the age of 79 after a long lung illness. © Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP/dpa
He formed the Moody Blues in the 60s and played alongside Paul McCartney with the Wings. Now Denny Laine has died at the age of 79.
London - He was the frontman of the British rock band Moody Blues and played alongside ex-Beatle Paul McCartney in the Wings. Now guitarist Denny Laine is dead.
The musician died at the age of 79 after a long lung illness, the BBC quoted from a statement by Laine's wife Elizabeth Hines. "I was by his side, holding his hand while I played his favorite Christmas carol," she said.
Born in Birmingham in 1944, Laine formed the Moody Blues in the 1960s, who immediately shot to the top of the British charts with their album "Go Now". He left the band in 1966 and tried his hand at a solo career before joining the newly formed Wings around McCartney and his wife Linda in 1971. During his ten years with the band, he co-wrote the hit "Mull of Kintyre". "I was more in the shadows, but that didn't bother me," Laine said in an interview a few months ago. Dpa