Single by Paul McCartney & Wings from the album Wings Greatest
Released 25 October 1974
Format 7" single
"Junior's Farm" is a song written by Paul McCartney and recorded by Paul McCartney and Wings.
A number-three hit single in the US, it was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1974, while the band was staying at the farm of Curly Putman Jr., which accounts for the title.
The song continued McCartney and Wings' success after the Band on the Run album.
It made #16 on the British charts.
A special full-colour photo was taken for this single's picture sleeve, which 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.
In the UK and the US, Apple Records released the single without any picture sleeve, apparently as a cost-reduction move.
In some other countries in Europe, a black-and-white band photo was used instead.
The B-side, "Sally G," was also a Top 20 hit on the US charts, peaking at #17. "Junior's Farm" was later released on the McCartney/Wings compilation Wings Greatest in 1978 and in edited form on All the Best! in 1987.
"Sally G" was released in 1993 as a bonus track on Wings at the Speed of Sound in The Paul McCartney Collection.
This was the last Wings (or McCartney) release on Apple Records.