Live and Let Die peaked at no 3 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in October 1973.
“Live and Let Die” is the theme song of the 1973 James Bond film of the same name, performed by Wings. Written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda McCartney, it reunited McCartney with former Beatles producer George Martin, who produced the song and arranged the orchestra. McCartney was contacted to write the song by the film’s producers before the screenplay was finished.
The Beatles Bible:
“I read the Live And Let Die book in one day, started writing it that evening and carried on the next day and finished it by the next evening … I sat down at the piano, worked something out and then got in touch with George Martin, who produced it with us. Linda wrote the middle reggae bit of the song. We rehearsed it as a band, recorded it and then left it up to him.” – Paul McCartney, 1973.
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