“A great talent with a fine sense of humor”: Denny Laine was an underrated guitarist who helped launch Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career – here are 10 essential cuts from his discography

Denny Laine (left) and Paul McCartney perform onstage in 1976
(Image credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images)

As part of GW's tribute to the late, great Denny Laine, we dug into the vinyl collection to pick out the highlights from his stellar songwriting career in the Moody Blues and latterly, and most famously, as Paul McCartney’s creative lieutenant in Wings.

Upon Laine's death, McCartney saluted him on social media, describing his late bandmate as “an outstanding vocalist and guitar player.”

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.