The Mull of Kintyre Story

For a number of years, Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre" - featuring the local Campbeltown Pipe Band, was the biggest-selling single of all time and the first UK single to sell more than two million copies.

It was August 1977 – and Paul McCartney was playing Denny Laine the chorus of a new song at the former Beatle’s farmhouse on the Kintyre Peninsula.

Mull of Kintyre
Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here
Oh mull of Kintyre

The next day armed with a bottle of whisky the pair sat on the steps of the cottage in the afternoon sun and wrote the verses.  But it became more than just another song when McCartney contacted the local pipe band.