Paul McCartney: Yes, Wings Was 'Terrible'
But he says he's glad they did it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2016 10:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Not a fan of Paul McCartney and Wings, McCartney's follow-up band after the Beatles broke up? No worries, McCartney apparently has no illusions about the group's talent: "We were terrible. We weren't a good group," McCartney admits in a new interview with BBC Radio 4, per the BBC. "People said, 'Linda [McCartney] can't play keyboards,' and it was true. But John couldn't play guitar when we started [the Beatles]."

He explains that he was depressed after the Beatles broke up, and wanted to continue in music, but wasn't sure how. Wife Linda suggested putting another band together in 1971. "We knew Linda couldn't play, we didn't know each other, but we learned. We had some funny experiences," he says. "Looking back on it, I'm really glad we did it."