Paul McCartney and Denny Seiwell
Paul McCartney and Denny Seiwell

It’s a great day anytime iconic drummer Denny Seiwell stops by and today, we got to spend a few minutes chatting with the legendary timekeeper to talk about his days with former Beatle Paul McCartney, his recent instructional book and, some upcoming performances. Seiwell spent three years as part of Wings after being noticed by McCartney during auditions. Subsequently, Seiwell performed on two of McCartney’s albums as well as major hits like My Love, Live and Let Die and Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. After leaving the band in 1973, Denny had a successful career as a session drummer on albums by James Brown, John Denver and Billy Joel, as well as for TV shows and movies such as Disney’s Atlantis.

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Earlier days with Wings

A seasoned veteran of touring life as well as a reputable New York session player, Seiwell’s career has spanned decades and in fact it is a part of music history. The good news is that Denny is still at it and spend a moment or two with the man and you will see why he is a force to be reckoned with. More importantly, musicians and music enthusiasts can really learn a lot from what Mr. Seiwell has to say. So, stay tuned for our interview with this historic drummer in the next few weeks.

Editor’s Note: Fans in the NYC area can catch Seiwell at Beatle Fest on March 3, 4, and 5. For more information, please visit the event’s website here. For those of you in the Los Angeles area, please check out Denny this Thursday when he will be performing with Dave Garfield at Bogies in Westlake Village. For more information visit Bogies’ website here.

Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor