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With his headline performance at Glastonbury Festival this year, Sir Paul McCartney created history. Thousands of enthusiastic fans cheered when The Beatles legend, 80, took the stage following Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Paul was grooving out on the Pyramid Stage for his historic performance at the adored Somerset festival.
The musician created history by being the oldest solo performer to headline the Worthy Farm event. He also sang some of his most recognizable songs from his long career. In addition, the crowd went wild when Sir Paul managed to perform a virtual duet with his late Beatles bandmate John Lennon, which was another profoundly touching moment.
“I’m singing with John again, we’re back together,” he declared.
The performer looked sharp in a blue button-up as he entered the stage on Saturday night. He temporarily interrupted his headline act to check on a festival goer. Additionally, he was joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters as two special guests.
As he addressed the audience and started his act, Sir Paul was clearly in his element. He opened the show with a performance of the song Can’t Buy Me Love, which was interpreted in sign language. The enormous Glasto crowd broke into a chorus of “Happy Birthday” chorus for their Saturday night headline act, and the music veteran appeared speechless.
Focusing on the screens and the stage, the enormous sea of admirers, appeared to be totally absorbed by his performance.
Glastonbury sent attendees back in time by several decades, allowing them to see Oasis singer Noel’s performance come to an end before welcoming a Beatles icon. First, however, he took a quick break from paying homage to Jimi Hendrix to see how a spectator was doing.
Even with the music video playing in the background, the artist sang his wife Nancy’s love song, “My Valentine,” live on stage. Even Johnny Depp made an appearance in the song’s moving music video.
Early on, he remarked, “Okay, that was the sole wardrobe change of the whole evening,” as he removed his gorgeous blazer. Dave Grohl, the lead vocalist of the Foo Fighters, who had flown in, particularly for the imposing main performance, joined Sir Paul on stage as a very special guest.
The frontman’s delays in arriving in the UK suggest that even celebrities aren’t immune to mayhem at airports. “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Glory Days,” and the early Beatles’ song, “I Wanna Be Your Man,” were performed by the duo.
Sir Paul McCartney, a founding member of The Beatles, recalled the band’s early years and playing the song’s solo for the first time in front of George Martin. The enthusiastic audience was shaken by moving performances of “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude,” which were accompanied by a John Lennon video.
By waving the Ukrainian flag, Sir Paul delighted the hundreds of thousands who were watching in real-time. On June 18, the legendary band the Beatles turned 80, and festival-goers made sure he felt honored by singing him Happy Birthday.
When Sir Paul performed Here Today, a song that was released two years after his friend John passed away in 1980, the enormous crowd fell silent.
“If you love someone, make sure you tell them,” he instructed the crowd after his performance.
In 2004, Sir Paul McCartney performed on the Pyramid Stage before. After welcoming Billie Eilish, the festival’s youngest headliner ever, Worthy Farm hosted his eagerly anticipated performance.