GLASTONBURY — Paul McCartney was joined by particular company Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl in an epic efficiency at Glastonbury on Saturday evening that spanned the primary Beatles demo to a few of his newest recordings.
The singer-songwriter, who turned 80 per week in the past, was the oldest ever solo headliner at Worthy Farm in south-west England, the place the competition celebrated its fiftieth anniversary two years later than deliberate as a result of pandemic.
Opening with “Can’t Purchase Me Love”, McCartney entertained a capability crowd with songs spanning greater than half a century, from Beatles classics to “Come On to Me” from 2018 album “Egypt Station”.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined him for “I Noticed Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run”, receiving a rapturous welcome from the viewers.
Following his “good friend from the west coast of America”, McCartney launched one other shock “from the east coast of America”: Bruce Springsteen. The 2 performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man”.
McCartney, one of many biggest songwriters of the twentieth century with the late John Lennon, paid tribute to his former band mates within the near-three-hour present. He played George Harrison’s “One thing” and carried out a digital duet with Lennon on “I’ve Received a Feeling”.
Grohl and Springsteen got here again for the ultimate encore of “The Finish” from “Abbey Highway”.
“Thanks Dave, thanks Bruce, thanks Glasto,” McCartney mentioned before leaving the stage.
Glastonbury Pageant concludes on Sunday with Diana Ross taking part in the Sunday afternoon legend’s slot and Kendrick Lamar headlining on the Pyramid Stage.
—Reporting by Paul Sandle; Modifying by Peter Graff and Christopher Cushing
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