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Denny Laine

One of the best singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Denny has played with most of the greats of the rock business. His bands were Denny Laine and the Diplomats (1962-64), The Moody Blues (1964-66), The Electric String Band (1967), Balls (1969-71), Wings (1971-80), Denny Laine Band (1980-81), Phoenix (mid-1980s), and World Classic Rockers (... See full bio »

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 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mull of Kintyre" - uncredited)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (performer: "Band on the Run")
 2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie (TV Movie) (performer: "Coming Up")
 2007 Shrek the Third (performer: "Live and Let Die")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (performer: "Live and Let Die")
 2006 Classic Artists: The Moody Blues (Documentary) (writer: "From the Bottom of My Heart")
 2001 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2 (2001) ... (writer: "My Love" - uncredited)
 2000 Dish Dogs (Video) ("Couldn't Be Better")
 1999 Outside Providence (performer: "Band On The Run")
 1997 I'm Alan Partridge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Room with an Alan (1997) ... (performer: "Jet")
 1984 The Killing Fields (performer: "Band On The Run")
 1980 Rockshow (Documentary) (writer: "Time To Hide" - uncredited)
  Auf Achse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Vollgas (1980) ... (performer: "Deliver Your Children" - uncredited) / (writer: "Deliver Your Children" - uncredited)
  Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Ein Lied aus Theben (1980) ... (performer: "Mull of Kintyre" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mull of Kintyre" - uncredited)
  Crossroads (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1976 - 1980) (arranger - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode #1.3260 (1980) ... ("Special Arrangement of 'Crossroads' Theme")
- Episode #1.3254 (1980) ... ("Corren")
- Episode #1.2997 (1978) ... (arranger: "Crossroads")
- Episode #1.2821 (1977) ... ("Special Arrangement of 'Crossroads' Theme")
- Episode #1.2602 (1976) ... ("Special Arrangement of 'Crossroads' Theme")
 1979 Sunburn (performer: "With a Little Luck")
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (performer: "Did We Meet Somewhere Before?")
 1977-1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
- Episode dated 26 January 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
- Episode dated 5 January 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
- Episode dated 25 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
- Episode dated 22 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Mull of Kintyre")
 1978 Fists of Bruce Lee (performer: "Live and Let Die")
 1974 One Hand Clapping (Documentary) (performer: "Jet", "Solly", "Little Woman Love", "C Moon", "Billy, Don't Be a Hero", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "My Love", "Bluebird", "Suicide", "Let's Love", "I'll Give You a Ring", "Band on the Run", "Live and Let Die", "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five", "Baby Face")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.117 (1966) ... (writer: "Lose Your Money")
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Writer and co-writer (e.g. 'Mull of Kintyre') of many 'Wings' songs. Because of financial trouble he sold his rights of these songs to Paul McCartney. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ginger Baker's Airforce | Ginger Baker's Air Force | The Moody Blues | Wings

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Released a hastily-recorded solo single, "Japanese Tears", in the spring of 1980, with Wings bandmate Paul McCartney facing a possible prison sentence (for marijuana possession) in that country. As it turned out, McCartney was released after only a few days in jail - and ended his collaboration with Laine shortly afterward. See more »

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