The musician also played with James Brown, Billy Joel and others, and leads his own jazz trio, but will always be best known as the first drummer in Paul McCartney's Wings.
After Wings' UK college itinerary, it was all aboard a double decker bus for a major European adventure.
The film theme entered the UK singles chart on 9 June 1973, and remains a key moment in McCartney's live set more than 45 years later.
The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and led to a worldwide tour that went on for a year.
‘Red Rose Speedway’ marked the end of the original Wings line-up, but it laid the groundwork for the runaway success of ‘Band On The Run’.
Fan mania greeted Paul's first US tour since the days of The Beatles.
Paul McCartney's band endured all manner of challenges in the making of 'Band On The Run,' making its arrival atop the American chart all the sweeter.
The late-period Wings catalogue in the final part of the 1970s contained such gems as the title song of their 1978 album.
The man that Pete Townshend called his "aide-de-camp" played important roles in The Who and Motörhead as well as in Thunderclap Newman.
The film tells the story of how McCartney and Wings came to meet the fictional impresario Bruce McMouse, with footage from the band's Wings Over Europe tour interspersed with animated scenes.
'Sally G' was directly inspired by Paul's trip to Nashville with his wife Linda and the other members of Wings.
Late in 1971, Paul McCartney returned to a band configuration as Wings released their LP debut.
The two Beatles reunited on an encore version of 'Get Back' that also featured the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood.
The legendary former Beatle’s 'Freshen Up' performances have been widely lauded for the expansive catalog he is able to play on stage.
The classic albums from 1971 and 1973 are added to McCartney's Grammy-winning reissue programme.