PAUL McCARTNEY closed the LONDON leg of the day’s momentous LIVE8 concerts with a storming set of Beatles hits.
And the legend was joined onstage during a show closing ‘Hey Jude’ by many of those who had performed during the day – including The Who, The Killers, Pink Floyd, Snow Patrol, Mariah Carey and Annie Lennox. Event organisers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure took to the stage too.
“You had a great day – I had a great day,” said McCartney after ‘Get Back’. “We hope the heads of G8 are listening hard – they can’t avoid this,” he added. Following ‘Drive My Car’ he said: “Let’s rock and stroll all the way to Edinburgh.” He was joined on the track by George Michael.
McCartney also played an incredible version of ‘Helter Skelter’ and ‘The Long And Winding Road’. The London show over-ran by two hours.
Shows have also been taking place in Berlin, Philadelphia, Johannesburg, Rome and Tokyo, amongst other.