It seems unbelievable to think that Paul MCCARTNEY celebrate 80 years. And it is that the guitarist, composer and vocalist of the Beatles keeps your energy and creative spirit well active.
Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 in Walton, Liverpool, UK. From his meeting with the other three musicians from the region and the legendary performances at La Caverna, the story is more or less well known.
Records that exceeded millions of sales, fans, reproductions. Tours by the dozens, movies, rock phases, hipsters, spirituals. Wives that marked his work and his personality. Militancy for peace and their way of eating. Paul McCartney with the Beatles and as a solo artist, is an admirable figure.
With a new album, a multi-destination tour, intense activity on social networks and his activism in causes that challenge him, he is today, and for decades, one of the most influential people in the world. And not only that, but he is also one of the singer-songwriters to whom we owe some of the most beautiful songs in the world.
A living legend, without falling into the cliché, but without being able to stop marking it. Reviewing his extensive career is not very important now, but we can talk about what keeps him current.
He recently finished a tour in the United States, the one he called “Got Back Tour”, referring to the Get Back documentary directed by Peter Jackson about The Beatles and how they prepared Let It Be (the last studio work of the emblematic band).
There were a total of 14 recitals from Thursday April 28 in Spokane to last Thursday June 16 in East Rutherford where he surprised his fans with two special guests: Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.
McCartney performed classics from his time in The Beatles, with songs like “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Love Me Do”, “Blackbird” or “Get Back”, and from Wings, like “Jet” or “Live and Let Die.” He didn’t miss out on his solo stuff either, with songs like “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “New.”
When McCartney finished playing “Band on the Run” McCartney invited Springsteen onstage.
“I have a special surprise for you,” McCartney told the MetLife Stadium audience. “A friend of mine is coming.” The audience immediately recognized Bruce and began chanting his name.
The two played “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Then it was the turn of Jon Bon Jovi, who appeared to surprise the audience again with balloons on stage, ensuring that his followers wanted to sing him happy birthday. “I have 60,000 people who want to sing ‘happy birthday’ to you,” the rocker said.
In the last song of the night, Bruce would also return to the stage to play the last song of the night: “The End” by The Beatles.
Without a show on his birthday, the activity does not stop for Paul who is scheduled to perform at Glastonbury, one of the largest festivals in the United Kingdom, on June 24.