|Subject: I always thought it odd, Lee appeared on the cover of Paul McCartney's Wings album "Band on the Run" (1973), along with Paul's wife Linda and bandmate Denny Laine, were UK TV host Michael Parkinson, film actor James Coburn, world boxing champion John Conteh, UK broadcaster/later accused child molester Clement Freud, and singer Kenny Lynch, who died last December. ...
Of the 9 on LP cover, 5 are dead -Lee, Linda McCartney, James Coburn, and Ken Lynch who died last December.
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Date Posted: Sunday, June 07, 12:07:26pm
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's message, "ARCHIVE: June 7, 2015 ~CHRISTOPHER LEE, UK-born acting legend, whose career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his roles as 'Count Dracula', Bond villain 'Scaramanga', and 'Saruman' in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy among countless others, dies of heart failure a week after his 93rd birthday. ..." on Sunday, June 07, 11:44:43am
The album cover photograph was taken at Osterley Park, west London, on 28 October 1973 by photographer Clive Arrowsmith. It depicts McCartney, Linda and Laine plus six other well-known people dressed as convicts caught in the spotlight of a prison searchlight. They are Michael Parkinson, Kenny Lynch, James Coburn, Clement Freud, Christopher Lee and John Conteh. Arrowsmith detailed that the eventual cover was one of the four he found acceptable in the 24 attempts he took. The spotlight's low potency meant everyone had to stand still for two seconds for proper exposure, which was made difficult by the photographer reportedly being in a "substance haze" following a party held by McCartney, making it harder for them to hold the pose. The golden hue of the picture is due to Arrowsmith using a regular daytime film instead of a Tungsten film, which would be better suited for night-time photographs. ...