Paul McCartney wows Uruguayans

 

Paul McCartney wows Uruguayans

McCartney opened the Montevideo show — part of the ‘Out There’ world tour — with Eight Days a Week, a 1964 Beatle hit released long before many of the audience members were born.

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Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 11:30 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:31 PM

Ex –Beatle Sir Paul McCartney wowed fans at an Uruguay concert late on Saturday, performing classics from his long career and dazzling the crowd with his rendition of Let It Be.

McCartney opened the Montevideo show — part of the ‘Out There’ world tour — with Eight Days a Week, a 1964 Beatle hit released long before many of the audience members were born.

But age was not a factor as ‘Macca,’ now 71, belted out decades-old hits like in the good old days with George, John and Ringo.

Sir Paul also played post-Beatle songs from the 1970s when he was with the band Wings, hits from the solo period that followed, and tunes from his latest album, New (2013).

But it was the Beatle songs from the 1960s like Blackbird, Yesterday and Helter Skelter that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

The stadium lit up with flashes from cell phones and personal cameras when McCartney sang the 1970 Beatle classic Let It Be.

The legendary band broke up in that same year. More than 45,000 people crammed into the Centenario football stadium — built to host the 1930 World Cup, which Uruguay won — to enjoy the concert.



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