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- Posted on Jun 3rd 2008 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
Saluting Lennon, his former songwriting partner, McCartney sang 'A Day in the Life' for the first time ever live as Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono looked on. During the performance, McCartney reportedly blew a line, chuckled at his mistake and eventually segued into the Lennon's eternal anti-war missive, 'Give Peace a Chance.'
Sir Paul also paid homage to the late Harrison by performing 'Something' on ukulele, one of Harrison 's favorite instruments. Harrison 's widow, Olivia, also attended the concert.
"Thank you for coming here in the City Of Culture , at the center of the universe," McCartney told the cheering crowd. "I was born just down the road and I lived not far from here. Every time I come back to Liverpool all the memories come flooding back."
McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who played guitar on 'Band on the Run,' and drums on 'Back in the USSR" and 'I Saw Her Standing There.'
See the full set list after the jump.
Paul McCartney Full Set List:
'Hippy, Hippy Shake'
'Drive My Car'
'Got To Get You Into My Life'
'Let Me Roll It'
'The Long And Winding Road'
'I'll Follow The Sun'
'Band On The Run'
'Back In The USSR'
'Live And Let Die'
'Let It Be'
'A Day In The Life'/'Give Peace A Chance'
'I Saw Her Standing There'