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3 May 2022, 11:38
Paul McCartney hooks up with an old, departed friend during his latest live shows.
When Paul McCartney announced his Got Back return to the live stage, he was riding his biggest wave in years.
Last year saw not just the release of McCartney III Imagined, Macca's Lyrics memoir and the massive Beatles Let It Be boxset, but also Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed Get Back TV series, which revisited the controversial Let It Be sessions.
And in the encore on his first proper show back, Paul McCartney brought out an incredibly appropriate but massively unlikely partner for a duet to celebrate all that.
The performance saw Paul sing the first two minutes of the song as a solo number with his band, before video and vocal tracks of John taken from The Beatles' 1969 rooftop concert were featured on the big screen, taking the audience by surprise.
Filmed on top of Apple HQ in Savile Row for Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original Let It Be film, the performance was the last time the band ever performed in public together.
Macca's live comeback took place at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington, USA on April 28, and the massive 36-song setlist spanned McCartney's whole career, ranging from The Quarrymen's 'In Spite of All The Danger' to McCartney III's 'Women and Wives'.
The full setlist was as follows:
McCartney continues his Got Back tour this month, and comes to the UK in June to headline the Pyramid Stage at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.
He's not yet booked a UK leg of the Got Back tour.