February 7, 2013 16:12

Paul McCartney 'mistaken for busker' on New Orleans train

Music legend goes unrecognised in America

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Paul McCartney was reportedly ignored when he began performing Beatles songs a a train in America recently as passengers thought he was a busker.

The iconic star was travelling with his wife Nancy Shevell in a New Orleans street car when he reportedly "burst into a medley of some of The Beatles biggest hits". Unfortunately, rather than enjoy a rare opportunity to see McCartney up close and personal, his fellow passengers ignored him.

Tram passenger Robert Senft told The Mirror: ''This guy got on the street car and started singing Beatles songs. Everyone was just ignoring him really because there are a lot of buskers in this town. Then we realised it was Sir Paul McCartney and we were just in shock. He started singing along with the whole carriage and taking pictures. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the best days of my life.''

Included in McCartney's setlist was an acoustic take on 'A Hard Day's Night' as well as "a mash-up of the Fab Four's most famous tunes."

Meanwhile, Paul McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana have recently revealed the studio recording of 'Cut Me Some Slack' , the song they have recorded together. The song was written for Dave Grohl's forthcoming documentary Sound City and was first performed at a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York in December.

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