Australian singles chart:
Live and Let Die entered the Kent charts on 28 August 1973 and peaked at #5. The song was #38 on the Top 100 of 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.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_and_Let_Die_(song)
The Beatles Bible:
Paul McCartney said about the song in 1973: “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.”
Read more: www.beatlesbible.com/people/paul-mccartney/songs/live-and-let-die/
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