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On to Japan…

By the time Wings assembled in early November to begin preparing for the start of the next tour, Paul had already mixed much of the next album, which would become his second record at home alone SOLO album, McCartney II.

But the band met up, worked out the details and started the tour on November 23rd. The attitude of this tour was way less professional and there was much more drinking and partying before shows than during the 1976 tour of the world. So, after the first part of the tour of England ended with the memorable “Concert For Kampuchea” things didn’t appear to be broken from the view of the outside eye…..

The band took off for Christmas/New Years and then assembled to fly to Japan to start a SOLD OUT tour, with the road wide open to the potential next moves after that.

Upon arriving, Paul’s bag was randomly opened in front of him and the customs agent shockingly pulled out a gigantic bag of weed, weighing over 6 ounces…. A whole lot of smoking was indeed planned…

The former Beatle was quickly hurried into jail, and there clearly was a chance of him serving at least seven years time for an offense of this magnitude.. The prospect of the government locking up such a famous individual amid incredible shock and support of his Japanese fans, and fans around the world ultimately led them to release him after a week, with a fine and being told to not come back.

Paul’s band then had to pay back all the fans for the tickets sold in addition to money spent so far.Yikes!!!! Steve, Laurence and a furious Denny were told to leave….their potential paychecks having gone up in smoke (pun intended). Here is an editing of various news sources at the time……So… January 1980, Paul McCartney busted…. tour over. Wings essentially finished although Paul would work with them in the next year or so…. Next… after the bust…

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