Monday, October 7, 2019

1970s Wings tour bus up for auction

The colorfully painted double-decker bus Wings used to tour the UK in its early years is up for auction in England, the BBC reports.
The bus originally served local routes in Essex and Norfolk in the 1950s and 60s before being bought by McCartney, who didn't fancy being cooped up in a normal bus during the summer tour in 1972.
After the tour, the bus ended up outside a rock-themed cafe in Tenerife, where it was spotted by a British tourist, Jeff James, who bought it.

James said it took eight years to get the bus, which was partially buried, to his home in England. He'd initially planned to use if as a tour bus for children's musical events, but has since decided he's moving to Australia. Now he plans to donate his auction proceeds to the UK's Arms Around the Child charity, of which he is a trustee.

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