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Wings guitarist Henry McCullough critically ill

Best known for work with McCartney, Pink Floyd

By Mark C. Brown Nov 8, 2012 1:18PM

While the BBC erroneously reported that Wings guitarist Henry McCullough had died, he’s still clinging to life after a heart attack. But the outlook isn’t good.

The guitarist is best known for two moments in classic rock: His guitar solo on Paul McCartney and Wings’ hit “My Love” and the voice on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” that says “I don’t know. I was really drunk at the time.”

The British guitarist was with Wings for only 18 months in the early ‘70s but left a stamp on the band and popular music. Perhaps his most high-profile gig was as Joe Cocker’s guitarist at Woodstock in 1969 – ironically, playing on a Beatles song, “A Little Help From My Friends.” Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page recorded the guitar on Cocker's studio version, but McCullough held his own live.

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