Sir Paul McCartney made history with a mind-blowing gig at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The Beatles icon, 80, performed after Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in front of thousands of excited fans.
Paul rocked the Pyramid Stage for his history-making setting at the much-loved Somerset festival.
The music legend not only performed some of the most iconic songs of his decades-long career, but also perform history as the oldest solo star to appear in the event at Worthy Farm.
There was also an incredibly emotional moment when Sir Paul curated a virtual duet with his late Beatles bandmate John Lennon – with the crowd going wild.
He said, “I sing with John again, we’re back together.”
The musician – who paused his set of titles for a moment to check on a festival-goer – looked dapper in a navy button-down shirt as he took to the stage on Saturday night.
And he was also joined on stage by two special guests – Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen.
Sir Paul made his element clear as he addressed the crowd and started his performance.
“Oh my, it’s great to be here. We had to do this three years ago,” he told the crowd.
He kicked off the show with a sign language interpreter, with a rendition of Can’t Buy Me Love.
And the music legend was left speechless as the massive Glasto crowd chorused ‘Happy Birthday’ to their Saturday night headline act.
The huge ocean of fans seemed completely absorbed by his performance as they focused on the screen and the stage.
Glastonbury takes the time machine back several decades as fans watched the Oasis star’s Noel performance end only to greet a Beatles legend.
However, he briefly paused his tribute to Jimi Hendrix to check on the audience.
A source told the Mirror: “The crowd went wild for Paul as soon as he stepped onto the stage.
“He was paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix when he stopped to check on someone in the crowd.”
The male singer even performed My Valentine, a love song dedicated to his wife Nancy, with a music video in the background.
Johnny Depp even appeared in the video for the emotional song.
Early on, he stripped off his adorable coat and joked, “Okay, that’s the only wardrobe change of the whole evening.”
And a very special guest to join Sir Paul on stage was Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl, who specially flew in with a massive set of titles.
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He told the nervous crowd: “I swear I wouldn’t miss being here with you guys.”
The pair performed I Saw Her Standing There, Glory Days, followed by an early Beatles classic, I Wanna Be Your Man.
Other songs performed include Quarrymen’s In Spite Of All The Danger, his pre-Beatles band with John Lennon and George Harrison with John Lowe and Colin Hanton.
Get Better, Come On To Me, Got To Get You Into My Life, Lady Madonna and Let Me Roll. It was also released to the delight of the crowd.
Beatles legend Sir Paul also reminisced about the early days of The Beatles – and performed the song solo for the first time in front of George Martin.
The emotional performances of Let It Be and Hey Jude, performed with a video by John Lennon, rocked the ecstatic crowd.
Sir Paul excited hundreds of thousands of live viewers by waving the Ukrainian flag.
The Beatles legend turned 80 on June 18, and festival goers made sure he felt celebrated by singing Happy Birthday to him.
The huge crowd fell silent as Sir Paul paid tribute to his late friend John with Here Today, which was released two years after John’s death in 1980.
After playing, he told the crowd: “If you love someone, make sure you tell them”.
Sir Paul previously played at the Pyramid Stage in 2004.
His much-anticipated performance comes after Worthy Farm welcomed its youngest ever festival head, Billie Eilish.
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Before his big show on Saturday, Sir Paul rehearsed with a secret gig in a sold-out pub on Friday.
Singer Eleanor Rigby performed in front of 600 people at a small establishment called Cheese & Grain in Frome.
He told the crowd, “Good evening, Frome. Why do I get the feeling we’re going to have a good time? We’ve got some old songs and some new songs and some crossover songs. interstitial.”
The intimate performance began with a performance of The Beatles’ classic I Wanna Be Your Man, with a special concert prep list including the solo track Junior’s Farm.
He paid tribute to the Rolling Stones during the small concert, with the rival rock band performing in Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon.
A source close to Macca said: “It seems like Sir Paul should acknowledge the startling fact that they both play on the same weekend. The fact that both artists are still at the top of the game after all these years is just another story. They are all the best of the best. “
A song he performed, I Wanna Be Your Man, was written by him and John Lennon the Stones in 1963.
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This was the Stones’ first Top 20 hit.
However, John later admitted that the duo had been working on the song for a few minutes, saying, “Well, we’re not giving them anything great, are we?”
Three weeks after the Stones released I Wanna Be Your Man, the song later appeared on the Meet the Beatles album.
Sir Paul’s performance at Glastonbury comes 52 years after The Beatles, including Paul, John, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, broke up.
Many people believe that the 4 men from Liverpool broke up the group due to disagreement and hatred between John and Paul.
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That’s not true, as Sir Paul has described the post-Beatles ordeal with his former bandmate as “quite painful”.
“I think when The Beatles broke up, there was probably a misconception that we hated each other,” he told British GQ in 2020.
“What I realize now is a family, a gang. Families argue and argue. Some people want to do this and some want to do that.”
He added: “The only way for me to save The Beatles and Apple is to sue the band.
“If I didn’t do it, it would all go to Allen Klein,” he added.
“The only way I was given to get us out of that was to do what I did.”
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