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Hello, Goodbye: Henry McCullough & Wings

Colin Harper, MOJO, September 1997

Author's Note: Both Trevor Hodgett and myself wrote a fair amount about local guitar legend Henry McCullough during the '90s. Indeed, Trevor still does. When we were deciding on the content of Irish Folk, Trad & Blues: A Secret History we both felt it would be tidier if the Henry McCullough chapter was entirely composed of Trevor's archive of writings on the man. Hence this interview of mine – for Mojo's back page slot on people's recollections of joining and leaving a given band – remained in the vault. Henry's gone over the tale many times with interviewers, but it's retains its fascination as an unrepeatable episode in the Beatles/post-Beatles story.

Total word count of piece: 970

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