Paul McCartney live: King’s Dock, Liverpool

Paul McCartney performed at the King’s Dock in Liverpool, England, on 28 June 1990.

It was the 89th date of the Paul McCartney World Tour, which lasted for 102 dates across 14 countries between September 1989 and July 1990. This show was billed as Let It Be Liverpool.

The medley of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Help!’, and ‘Give Peace A Chance’ recorded on this night was released on the ‘All My Trials’ single in December 1990.

It was the best moment of the tour for me. A homecoming which led to a lot of nerves particularly for the band, which I hadn’t even thought of till we got there. But they were all thinking, This guy was in The Beatles. We’re not The Beatles. Where does that leave us?

Standing on the stage all day you could see this beautiful weather coming towards us, blue sky, a lovely sunset. Great balmy evening and a crowd of 50,000. We played pretty good and the high-spot was when we played the medley tribute to John, finishing off with ‘Give Peace A Chance’. We finished – and the crowd didn’t. They just kept the ‘All we are saying’ chant going. That brought a lump to the throat. They sang it over and over. It just came looming up to us from the back until we had to kick back into it – that was one of the greatest moments of my career. It’s moments like that that make you go, God, this is it! This is why I like it!

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McCartney’s band was Linda McCartney on vocals, keyboards, and percussion; Hamish Stuart on guitar, bass guitar, and vocals; Robbie McIntosh on guitar and vocals; Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens on keyboards and vocals; and Chris Whitten on drums and percussion.

McCartney returned to King’s Dock on 1 June 2003 for the final show of the Back In The World Tour.

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