The BBC has screened Sir Paul McCartney’s headlining appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for the corporation’s Children in Need charity.
The concert took place on Thursday 12 November, and was broadcast on BBC One from 8pm on Thursday 19 November. Other stars taking the stage included Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Leona Lewis, Dame Shirley Bassey, Paolo Nutini, Mika, Snow Patrol, Cheryl Cole, Katherine Jenkins, Muse, Robbie Williams, and Take That.
McCartney was introduced by comedian Peter Kay before launching into ‘Back In The USSR’, followed by ‘Get Back’. He closed the show with ‘Hey Jude’, for which he was joined by Take That. During the song’s finale the other guests from the concert also reappeared onstage.
Rehearsal footage of McCartney and Take That has also appeared on the news section of paulmccartney.com. It was recorded in studio three at BBC Maida Vale studios on Wednesday 11 November.
More information on BBC Children In Need Rocks The Royal Albert Hall can be found on the BBC website.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to reunite? Y Not!
- 1981: UK album release: Stop And Smell The Roses by Ringo Starr
- 1968: Paul McCartney is interviewed for Radio Luxembourg
- 1966: Brian Epstein holds a party for The Four Tops in London
- 1964: John Lennon films a sequence for Not Only… But Also
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Manchester
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall, Southport
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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