It’s hard to think about that Paul McCartney You’ll find a better way to celebrate your 80th birthday than by singing “Glory Days” on stage with Bruce Springsteen with 60,000 guests.
That’s right, the “cute beetle” He turns 80 this Saturday. It’s one of those cultural attractions that makes people sigh and say, “Has it been so long?” Plus, he appreciates what he still has to offer.
McCartney “The Immortal”
More than half a century has passed since then Los Beatles City They broke up and time has proven this joke of the ’70s guys who said, “Was Paul McCartney in a band before the wings?”.
Like the other members of the “I Wish I Died Before I Got Old” generation, including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and the Beetle Ringo Star, McCartney is still workingAnd the Sharing their music from the stage.
“He has such a youthful, everlasting fervor,” said the Beatles biographer Bob Spitz of McCartney. “There is still something about this 21-year-old that shines through in all of his shows.“.
It would be a cliché, and a mistake, to suggest that time has passed without a trace. The crispness of her voice was evident when she sang “Blackbeard” Thursday at MetLife Stadium, on the last night of her brief stint. Tour of the United States. I struggled to get to the top notes in “Here Today,” the love letter you sent to John Lennon, who took his life too soon.
But with the band’s empathetic skill and the audience’s imagination and voices, the sticking points are overcome.
“Yeah, yeah, right, I have a birthday coming up,” McCartney said, reading signs from the crowd reminding him. “I’m not trying to ignore it, but…”
The audience spontaneously sang Happy Birthday, even before famous New Jersey resident Jon Bon Jovi brought balloons during the second round of the party to sing the song again.
Another young New Jersey guy, Springsteen, joined McCartney in a duet “Glory Days” and a version of “I Want to Be Your Man.” He then reappeared to duel on guitar in “Abey Road”.
For most artists, the presence of local royalty can be a difficult time to overcome. Few can sing “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude” right after that.
What is Paul McCartney’s favorite song by artists?
To celebrate the birthday of the musician, Stereogum asked 80 artists to choose their favorite McCartney songand those selected were quite diverse, from the pre-Beatles 1958 song In Spite of All the Danger—performed by McCartney on MetLife—to his 2016 collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West “FourFiveSeconds.”
David Crosby and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys chose “Eleanor Rigby”. The Great Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. Steve Earle chose Every Night, while Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott contrasted the hit “Little Lamb Dragonfly.” Mac DeMarco ordered the epic “Ram,” “The Back Seat to My Car.”
Many complained about the injustice of having to choose only one.
Paul’s albums from other perspectives
Stereogum article Brings the diverse perspectives of musicians of different generations into a live catalog. For example, she revealed that a largely overlooked album such as 1980’s “McCartney II” had a much greater impact on emerging artists than was expected from its reception at the time.
On Friday, McCartney’s team announced that it will feature McCartney 2 with McCartney 1970 and 2020 McCartney 3 in bundle set to go on sale in August.
How wide is the catalog? McCartney performed 38 songs on MetLifeAnd the 20 of them are from the Beatles, and even had the luxury of deleting an entire contract. Do you remember the nineties?
With the help of Peter Jackson, who reimagined the “Get Back” sessions for a TV project last year, McCartney was able to do a “virtual” duet with Lennon Singing his part of “I Have a Feeling” taken from his famous rooftop concert. also Pay tribute to George Harrisonwho passed away in 2001, produced a version of “Something” that began with Paul playing the ukulele given to him by George before the rest of the band joined.
Spitz recalled a clip from the era of the Beatles in which Lennon told an interviewer that he would be surprised if they lasted more than 10 years. McCartney was standing next to him, laughing. Lennon was right about the Beatles as a unit, but he was wrong about their music.
After the final fireworks went off, and as he was leaving the stage in glee, McCartney signed the nod, “See you next time.”
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