Paul McCartney was among the celebrity guests appearing on the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live.
In the early Sixties a band came out of England and it changed the world But enough about the Rolling Stones: Ladies and gentlemen, Paul McCartney.
The Rolling Stones
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) February 15, 2015
The three-hour SNL40 special was recorded at NBC Studios in Manhattan, New York City. The night before, McCartney had performed a surprise show for 1,000 people at Irving Plaza.
SNL40 was kicked off by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Other guests included Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Eddie Murphy, and SNL creator Lorne Michaels. Other musical performances were by Paul Simon, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) February 16, 2015
Also on this day...
- 2016: Paul McCartney announces first live shows of 2016
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Alabama
- 2010: The Beatles’ Revolver tops the Vatican’s best albums list
- 1968: Mixing: Lady Madonna
- 1968: John Lennon and George Harrison fly to India
- 1965: Recording: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You
- 1965: John Lennon passes his driving test
- 1965: US single release: Eight Days A Week
- 1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show
- 1963: Live: Ritz Ballroom, Birmingham
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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