Paul McCartney performs at Cavern Club

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on JAN 11, 2019

About 250 people attended the lunchtime gig, which consisted of 28 songs ranging from Beatles classics to tracks from his latest solo album.

Paul McCartney returned to his Beatles roots with a performance at the Cavern Club on Thursday, the BBC reported.

About 250 people attended the lunchtime gig, which consisted of 28 songs ranging from Beatles classics to tracks from his latest solo album.
"Imagine this for me -- all these years ago when we played the Cavern, we didn't know if we'd have any future," McCartney said. "But we did OK."

Attendees at the club, a replica built near to the original, included 175 fans who raced to grab free tickets from the Echo Arena box office when the surprise show was announced on Thursday morning.

"It was like Beatlemania all over again," said Tom Gilchrist, a fan who waited outside the club before jumping into a cab to get tickets.

McCartney stopped midway through a song to chastise the crowd for having their cell phones out despite being told not to take photos.

"You're taking them, and you're taking them, and I don't want to get put off, and you're putting me off," McCartney said from the stage. One fan was removed from the club for filming even before McCartney's complaint.

McCartney last played at the Cavern Club in 1999. He played a surprise concert more recently for about 50 fans at Liverpool's Philharmonic club, and the performance was recorded for comedian James Corden's late night show.

McCartney performed at Abbey Road Studios on Monday, and the audience there included celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Johnny Depp, and Stormzy

 

 

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