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The Beatle wowed the biggest crowd ever seen at the Pyramid stage with a performance that lasted nearly three hours – but the party didn’t stop there for the 80-year-old
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Sir Paul McCartney was not in the mood to return home as he celebrated an “epic” headline event in Glastonbury with a backstage party for the family until 3am.
The Beatle impressed the largest crowd ever seen at the Pyramid stage with a performance that lasted nearly three hours. It includes an emotional duet with John Lennon over video and special guest appearances from Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen.
Sources close to Sir Paul said he was “delighted” with the huge crowd’s reaction to his set, which began with a mix of Beatles and solo songs before ending with hits. after hits from fab 4 and a single for over 150,000 people.
His wife Nancy and daughters Stella and Mary were by the side of the stage and joined him for an intimate backstage party when his photo shoot finally ended.
Other big-name guests include Hollywood star Kate Hudson, model Kate Moss, designer Tom Ford, actor Woody Harrelson and artist Peter Blake.
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Daughter Stella posted videos and photos from the show on social media and acknowledged reports on the website that it was the largest audience ever at Glastonbury.
Stella said: “Dad… you made history, was the biggest crowd ever at Glasto. I’m so proud to be your son. Epic, epic, epic.”
His other daughter Mary wrote: “Dad + Glastonbury = magic.”
She also described it as an “epic” performance.
McCartney dedicated the Sinatra-style ballad My Valentine to his wife, Nancy Shevell, and also gave nods to loved ones who couldn’t be on the show.
He plays Something on the ukulele given to him by musician George Harrison.
In a quiet moment on set, he sang a duet with the late songwriter John Lennon, whose song I’m Got A Feeling was isolated from the Beatles’ rooftop concert in 1969.
“It was special to me,” McCartney said. “I knew it was virtual, but there I was singing with John again. We were back together.”
Sir Paul, the festival’s oldest head of state, entertained the public in the crowd with a selection of his own songs as well as favorites by The Beatles and from his later Wings.
He played a variety of classic songs including Can’t Buy Me Love, Blackbird, Got To Get You Into My Life, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Get Back.
But it wasn’t until the final hour that the show really hit its peak as songs included Get Back, I Saw Her Standing There, Band On The Run, Hey Jude, Helter Skelter and Live And Let Die.
While there were no complaints at Worthy Farm, some fans who wanted to watch it live on the BBC were disappointed that the show was delayed.
Although the majority of the headline performances in Glastonbury were shown live on BBC iPlayer, Sir Paul’s show was not broadcast on the broadcaster’s channels until an hour after his series began.
The BBC said it was not shown live due to the “complexity” of broadcasting an event of such size and volume, adding that “sometimes there are differences between performances”. output and their transmission”.
However, although the performance was not broadcast live, when it was shown on BBC1, a peak audience of 3.9 million people watched.
Sir Paul also seemed to want to appease the people who were mostly there to listen to Beatles hits. “We know what songs you like, because when we play a Beatles song, that place lights up with phones like a galaxy. And when we play something new,” he said. , it’s like a black hole. But we don’t care. We’ll still play them.”
At the end of the show, he was cast on Springsteen’s stage for Glory Days and I Wanna Be Your Man.
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The rocker also acknowledged McCartney’s 80th birthday, which took place last week, wishing him “another 80 years of glory”.
The show was then amplified further when he introduced Grohl on stage to sing I Saw Her Standing There and Band On The Run.
It was his first public performance since the death of his Foo Fighters bandmate, drummer Taylor Hawkins, and he was greeted like a hero.
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“This guy flew in specifically to do this,” McCartney said. “We love you.”
“I swear, I’ll never miss being here with you, right now,” Grohl replied.
Grohl and Springsteen joined Sir Paul again for the final guitar stretch to The End, the penultimate track on Abbey Road, before leaving to cheer and front the biggest and most memorable performances. of the festival.
Earlier, festival organizer Emily Eavis said the audience to see Dolly Parton was the largest she had ever seen, with an estimated 150-180,000 people.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sir-paul-mccartney-80-parties-27332256 Sir Paul McCartney, 80, partyed with his family until 3am after making epic headlines in Glastonbury