Paul McCartney performed a special show for 1,000 people at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The occasion was the annual American Trucking Associations Management Conference And Exhibition. McCartney performed a two-hour show during a customer appreciation dinner hosted by Freightliner Trucks at the conference.
Rocking for the truckers in Philly pic.twitter.com/ylNWz8FGkn
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 20, 2015
McCartney’s wife Nancy Shevell, an executive at New England Motor Freight, was in attendance, as were several other family members. The company is owned by Shevell’s father Myron.
The concert was introduced by Daimler Trucks’ North America president Martin Daum, who jokingly played a recorder towards the end of the dinner, claiming it was the company’s attempt to save money on the night’s entertainment. He told the audience that the previous year’s concert by The Eagles was a great success which many thought couldn’t be topped.
Daum then stepped aside and a curtain opened, revealing an areas decorated in the style of a club. Once the dinner attendees had entered, the lights went down and McCartney and his band took to the stage.
During the show McCartney changed the words of The Beatles’ 1965 song Drive My Car to “Baby you can drive my truck”.
- ‘Eight Days A Week’
- ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’
- ‘Let Me Roll It’
- ‘Paperback Writer’
- ‘My Valentine’
- Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
- ‘The Long And Winding Road’
- ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
- ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’
- ‘We Can Work It Out’
- ‘And I Love Her’
- ‘Lady Madonna’
- ‘Eleanor Rigby’
- ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’
- ‘Drive My Car’
- ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’
- ‘Band On The Run’
- ‘Back In The USSR’
- ‘Let It Be’
- ‘Hey Jude’
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Florida
- 1999: US album release: Working Classical by Paul McCartney
- 1968: John and Yoko appear in court on drugs charges
- 1967: Recording: Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Recording: unused Christmas fan club messages
- 1964: Live: ABC Cinema, Edinburgh
- 1963: Live: Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Buxton
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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