Sad news this afternoon with the announcement of the death of Henry McCullough, the Northern Irish guitarist who played with Wings, amongst many other bands and artists.
McCullough had been battling a long-term illness after suffering a serious heart attack several years ago, and passed away today at the age of 72.
Over the course of his illustrious career, he played as a session musician with some of the biggest names in rock music - from supporting Jimi Hendrix to playing with Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull, Joe Cocker and more, and even played with the latter at the original Woodstock festival.
He was best known, however, for his role as Paul McCartney's right-hand man in Wings for their first album, playing the guitar on Bond theme 'Live and Let Die'.
His voice can also be heard on the closing bars of Pink Floyd's 'Money', saying "I don't know, I was really drunk at the time".
Many people have been paying tribute to McCullough on social media:
My old friend and my first guitar hero Henry has passed. Gene & The Gents. pic.twitter.com/EqD617FCtt
— John Kelly tweets (@johnkellytweets) June 14, 2016
RIP Henry McCullough :(
— Sinead Mc Garry (@smcgarrymusic) June 14, 2016
Sorry to hear Henry McCullough has died. Only N. Irishman to play Woodstock... In Paul McCartey's Wings (guitar on My Love - sweet!)
— Steve Stockman (@Stoxo) June 14, 2016
today another legend left us. Henry McCullough, one of the finest players to ever grace these shores...thoughts and prayers with the family
— The Music Rooms (@The_Music_Rooms) June 14, 2016
Just heard Henry McCullough died. Very sad, he played a blinder in the early Wings lineup. #RIPHenryMcCullough
— Dominic (@BeatleDom) June 14, 2016
Rock in power Henry McCullough
— Cathal (@wharsmetoothpic) June 14, 2016
— Christy Behan (@christy_behan) June 14, 2016
My condolences to the family and friends of the great #HenryMcCullough. He was a true gentleman, and an amazing musician. ðŸ'”ðŸ'—
— Louise Gallagher (@happylou84) June 14, 2016