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- Posted on Jun 14th 2010 8:00AM by Simon Jay Catling
Sir Paul also reportedly took over the entire backstage area of the festival with 170 of his own staff, the Daily Mirror reported. It quoted an insider saying the star had turned the backstage area into a "fortress."
Of course the most famous story linking The Beatles and Hendrix is the latter's live replication of the Liverpool group's seminal 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' within just two days of the LP's release, in Westminster's Saville Theater on June 4 1967; and it wasn't long into Sir Paul's set on Sunday night that he alluded to the tale, saying "the biggest tribute we had from him was we [the Beatles] released 'Sgt. Pepper' on a Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learned it, how cool was that for me? Very cool!"
Just before that, the ex-Wings man had punctuated a rendition of the group's 'Let Me Roll It' with bars from 'Purple Haze' to an enthusiastic response. It was part of a mammoth 27-song set spanning Sir Paul's four decade long career, and indeed he rounded it off with 'Sgt. Pepper'.