Sir Paul Mccartney - Sir Mccartney Declined To Perform Hey Jude At Jubilee Concert

Sir Paul Mccartney turned down the chance to perform his Beatles classic Hey Jude at Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee Concert because he plans to sing it at the London Olympics instead.
The veteran musician took to the stage outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (04Jun12) to close the star-studded event, and he surprised onlookers by ending his set with Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da rather than his usual curtain call track.
Now it's emerged the rocker deliberately ditched Hey Jude from his setlist to avoid repeating himself when he performs at the Olympic Games in London in July (12).
A source tells Britain's Daily Express, "Paul already knew he was performing at the Olympics opening ceremony when Hey Jude is a definite for the setlist. Understandably, he didn't want to be performing the same song twice at two such high-profile events."


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I suppose he has to stick with some of the bigger hits, but there are so many he can choose from. Instead of another rendition of "Hey Jude," it would be great to hear him sing something from "McCartney" ("That Would Be Something"--if it were raining--or "Every Night"), "Ram" ("Uncle Albert" or "Another Day"), "London Town" (title track), "Chaos and Creation..." ("English Tea" would be appropriate), and finish with "Flaming Pie" ("Beautiful Night" with Ringo coming out to play drums). There are endless permutations I could come up with that would be fantastic AND fresh for the audience. Off the top of my head, there's "I Do" from "Driving Rain" or "Jenny Wren" from "Chaos" or "That Was Me" and "Ever Present Past" from "Memory Almost Full." And he could pick something great (not the hit) from "Electric Arguments" (I'd go for "Two Magpies"). He really ought to pull more from his early and the most recent albums for his performances. If he did a "No Hits" show, I'd be right there. There are so many great songs he never plays.
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it is not your business.macca will chat when he wants 2the song reminds macca about john. guess the peanut gallery is either a fly on the wall or just bs, musicians have their own minds,so stop throwing stones
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