CSX Classic Cuts

30th November 1972: Singer, songwriter and bass player Paul McCartney with his wife, photographer Linda McCartney (nee Eastman, 1941 - 1998) who are both in Paul's group Wings. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

WCSX Classic Cuts

Paul and Linda McCartney:
“Too Many People”

The Hook: The drummer on Ram, who became an original member of Wings, says it was his favorite session ever.

Album: Ram

Year: 1971

Writer: Paul McCartney

Stats: The B-side of Paul’s first post-Beatles number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the lead-off track on Ram was a popular rock radio cut.

The Background: McCartney recorded Ram in New York with Linda on backing vocals, session drummer Denny Seiwell and two session guitarists: David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken. Seiwell recalls the sessions for the album that produced such classic cuts as “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” and “Too Many People.”

Future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell on the sessions for Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram album, which opened with “Too Many People.” OC:…studio musician. :29

“Mary was a tiny little baby and she was jumping all over the place and Linda was making tea and we had two CBS-trained engineers with ties on in there. It was really so cool and we’d come in there in the morning and just make some music that was so special. I mean, Paul would write these songs and as they evolved you just had a feeling like something major was going on there. To this day, it’s my favorite record that I’ve made with anybody and I’ve probably made a couple of hundred records over my years as a studio musician.”