Finally the surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, got to play together one more time live on stage!
The remaining Beatles performed at New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall in support of the David Lynch Foundation. This foundation focuses on Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace for students throughout the world to use.
Mr. McCartney said, “At this point we would like to introduce somebody to you who you know, you’ve heard his name. He’s going to come out here and play you a little song this joyful night. Ladies and gentlemen: Billy Shears!” The New York Times
The press conference that they held was definitely intriguing. Just watching them both together on the stage made my nerve endings tingle, like a little kid just before Christmas morning.
My wife and I had the honour of seeing Sir Paul a couple of years ago at Toronto’s Skydome. They had the dome set up in it’s concert tent format and it was not all that bad acoustically speaking. I don’t know if just seeing Mr McCartney and his now deceased wife Linda playing on stage together that night that may have made me oblivious of the sound quality or not. They performed some massive blasts from the past that evening, I more then sure it made most patrons of the show have goose bumps all over!
The first song they played was together at the Change Begins Within show was With a Little Help from My Friends. That’s definitely one of my favorites to play on my acoustic at any campfire.
The encore section showcased Starr playing on his familiar small kit. They perfectly executed an epic version of “Cosmically Conscious,” that was followed by the crowd-pleasing “I Saw Her Standing There.” Now that’s a show worth the price of admission!
I’ve been having problems with my site right now, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Did anyone here go a witness this unforgettable show? If so, what was it like? If you didn’t attend the event, have you seen any of these musical giants on stage on their own?
Keep on Jammin’