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Ever seen Paul do something rare/spontaneous live?
2 August 2014
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I was telling my dad today of seeing McCartney live, Christmas 2011 at Manchester Arena. He stopped the set abruptly to play ‘Ram On ‘ on ukulele. My memory of it is that someone had slipped a note to him earlier in the day, asking him to play it. Anyone ever seen anything like that? I imagine the McCartney show is tightly scripted, so it came as a surprise.

 

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But looking at gigs around the same time, seems he did it on those dates too! Oh well, it was still good to hear. I count tunes like that as for the hardcore fans.

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Paul’s first show back after his virus was in Albany New York.  He did this excellent rare thing – not sure it was totally spontaneous as it’s a bit involved…

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McCartney is very rigid in the way he performs live. Everything is calculated included what he says between songs. I don’t think he ever ad libs. I remember when I saw him with Wings in 1976 they started to play ‘Let Em In’ with the door bell opening and it didn’t work right so he stopped the song and started all over. I thought that was strange. Once you start a song, you need to keep rolling with it even if a mistake is made. I thought that was very unprofessional but heck, He’s Paul McCartney !!

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^ When I went to Ringo this year, he made mistake and restarted the song also. 

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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Also, On My Way to Work was Albany-specific, seeing as he had gone back to work. :->

And someone who saw him once mentioned that his crowd interaction mentioned the signs he’d seen that day for the Gay Games. So I think he tries to incorporate some local flavor into his interactions.

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Matt Busby said
Paul’s first show back after his virus was in Albany New York.  He did this excellent rare thing – not sure it was totally spontaneous as it’s a bit involved…

parlance said
Also, On My Way to Work was Albany-specific, seeing as he had gone back to work. :->

Thanks for the awesome memories of the Albany show – I relive bits of it everyday. A for being scripted, so what? I’d pay to watch him read a script of the worst movie imaginable. And, I’d bet he would do it better than anyone else.

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parlance said
Also, On My Way to Work was Albany-specific, seeing as he had gone back to work. :->

And someone who saw him once mentioned that his crowd interaction mentioned the signs he’d seen that day for the Gay Games. So I think he tries to incorporate some local flavor into his interactions.

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That was in Pittsburgh. 

Also in Pittsburgh, he played the first verse and chorus of Yellow Submarine for Ringo’s birthday, that was pretty awesome. He also mentioned that it was his dad’s birthday.

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Zig said

Matt Busby said
Paul’s first show back after his virus was in Albany New York.  He did this excellent rare thing – not sure it was totally spontaneous as it’s a bit involved…

Thanks for the awesome memories of the Albany show – I relive bits of it everyday. A for being scripted, so what? I’d pay to watch him read a script of the worst movie imaginable. And, I’d bet he would do it better than anyone else.

@Zig, I totally agree with you about whether it was scripted – who cares – if we think it’s this priceless imagine what kind of memory that couple is holding between them now 🙂  I only put that because the topic was “rare/spontaneous” and I doubted this was spontaneous.  Well and also to define it against those who said Paul’s shows were very rigid (showing one exception anyway).  Definitely way cool though.   I wished I was there and wished I was dude singing even more a-hard-days-night-george-10  I look at this as an example of Paul’s joie de’ vivre – he was made aware of a way he could literally fill this couple’s world with a silly love song and did so.  Paul was (and is) always the romantic :)

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Woo! This is a bit of a bump!

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Anyway, additional footage is starting to emerge from the Philharmonic surprise gig…

…and a short clip of…

We can assume that more footage from the Philharmonic will emerge.

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I recall seeing a video of Paul joining Neil Young onstage and at one point playing the vibes!

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We can certainly assume more songs are to come: 

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist…..a9ff8.html

This says he played Jet and I’ve Got A Feeling , among other songs yet to surface.beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Wow, thanks for the videos and set list.

Looks like they made the right choices. I love “I’ve Just Seen A Face ” but there’s that annoying off-key voice in there.

I’m guessing the whole mini-concert will come out (on some $1000 deluxe box set including the autograph of everyone in the audience) [I just thought I’d beat MeanMrMustard to this 🙂 ]

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This one came to mind after reading the thread topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..dW2ydklnTY

 

Ringo’s having a great time here…:-)

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Last Wednesday at 4 p.m., one of our security officers saw a man set down a blanket on the Amagansett platform, sit down and begin playing Beatles songs on his guitar while singing the lyrics for passersby. The man had a tin cup on the blanket and the security officer saw several dollar bills stuffed into it.

Approaching the man, the security officer asked to see the permit that the subway issues to musicians who wish to perform on the platforms. This individual did not have one, and so security called for assistance, and when more security officers arrived, they lifted this man up bodily and carted him up the escalator and out to the sidewalk alongside the entrance. In moving him, the officers inadvertently broke the guitar. They also, upon arriving at the subway office, handcuffed him to a bench there — not the usual procedure — until he could be booked and fingerprinted for the upcoming appearance he must endure in the subway justice building a week hence. Then he was free to go.

It turned out that this was Paul McCartney , one of the original Beatles, who lives in Amagansett. Commissioner Bill Aspinall, upon learning what had happened, was so enraged that he immediately fired the security chief and the entire 32-man staff. “We are deeply embarrassed that this all happened,” the commissioner said. “I have offered my apologies to Mr. McCartney. He needs no permit. He is free to play anywhere, at any time he wishes.”

This opens up a huge opportunity for those seeking jobs in subway security. The pay is minimum wage, but you do get to wear a uniform. In the meantime, customers on the subway are urged to travel in groups of three in order to better defend themselves if approached by bad guys. And stay away from dimly lit places on the platforms.

When asked to comment, Paul McCartney said it was no big deal and he would be sure to apply for a permit in the future when he gets the urge to play on the platform.

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Spontaneous and live. I think it counts for this thread.

There has to be CCTV footage of this incident!

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^ We have someone check to see if this is a true story. 

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Ahhh Girl said
^ We have someone check to see if this is a true story. 

  

Do we have a year for that incident?

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

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I saw Paul at the O2 when Ringo (and Ronnie Wood) joined him. Not so spontaneous but pretty rare these days, still pinch myself that I saw half The Beatles.

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kelicopter said
I saw Paul at the O2 when Ringo (and Ronnie Wood) joined him. Not so spontaneous but pretty rare these days, still pinch myself that I saw half The Beatles.

  

I’m jealous, you know……… ahdn_paul_01

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