A free 90-minute McCartney gig? Those lucky kids
Currently riding on a wave of ambition with live shows, a new single and an upcoming new album, it’s fair to say Paul McCartney is in good spirits. And what does a former Beatle do when he’s in a good mood? Well he pops over to New York and plays some of his most famous tunes to an expecting school, that’s what.
Promo shot for McCartney's new album, 'New'
So, in front of 400 students inside the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts' auditorium, Macca belted a combination of classics and tunes from his ‘New’ album. "How are you?" asked one high school senior. "Groovy!" McCartney replied.
"When we first started out, I was terrified of doing anything wrong on stage," he said after one girl asked him what his greatest lesson was, early on. "But then I learned that people don't mind. They actually kind of like it!" The gig lasted for a full 90 minutes, and was filmed by iHeartRadio, and will be streamed on ClearChannel radio stations and online on Yahoo! on Monday, October 14th.
New York radio DJ Jim Kerr asked him, "How can one mind create so many memorable melodies?" McCartney paused. "Uh . . ." he began. "I don't know. Thank you for the compliment, but I don't really think about what I do." But it was a simple answer really, once he’d thought about it. "I just love what I do." Paul was quoted by Rolling Stone.
'Take a look at the set list that Macca treated the lucky students to:
"Eight Days a Week"
"We Can Work It Out"
"Everybody Out There"
"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Q&A)
"Band on the Run"
"Back in the U.S.S.R."