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JUNIOR’S FARM

Junior’s Farm

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Released 25 October 1974
Format 7-inch single
Recorded July 1974, Sound Shop Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Rock
Length 4:20 (Single)
3:03 (Radio edit)
Label Apple Records
Songwriter(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney

“Junior’s Farm” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed with McCartney’s band Wings. It was a number-three hit single in the United States. It was issued as a non-album single.

The track was engineered by Ernie Winfrey at Soundshop Studios in Nashville, Tennessee in 1974. While recording in Nashville, the band stayed at the Lebanon, Tennessee farm of Curly Putman Jr., which accounts for the song’s title. Jimmy McCullough played the guitar solo as his Wings debut.

The song continued McCartney and Wings’ worldwide success after the Band on the Run album. It made number 4 in the US, number 16 on the United Kingdom charts, and was a notable hit elsewhere.

The photo for the single’s picture sleeve featured the members of Wings dressed in appropriate costumes from the song’s lyrics (for example, Geoff Britton as a poker dealer and Denny Laine as the “Eskimo”). However, the photo only appeared on the picture sleeve of the single in Spain and in advertisements elsewhere. In the UK and the US, the single was released in an Apple Records company sleeve. In some other countries in Europe, a black-and-white band photo was used instead (see alternative cover).

This was McCartney’s last release on Apple Records before signing a solo recording contract with Capitol Records in May 1975, following the dissolution of the Beatles’ partnership.

The music video of “Junior’s Farm” shows Paul McCartney playing a Kay electric bass guitar.