Paul McCartney has held his long-awaited concert in Madrid, dazzling fans of all ages with exciting and timeless songs that helped shape pop music.
Reconciled with his Beatles past, the Briton offered over two and a half hours of good vibes, 40 songs and six decades of experience from the early years of the Fab Four to FourFiveSeconds, a recent collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West.
McCartney did not forget his time with his band Wings or the mythical years with The Beatles, the backbone of this One on One tour, in which he played two dozen hits from Love Me Do to Hey Jude, one of the most recorded songs in history.
A nearly full Vicente Calderon stadium hosted a party that was even a rarer occasion in Madrid than celebrating a European Cup: Paul McCartney’s visit, twelve years after his last gig in Spain.
Especially emotional were his songs in memory for those who are no longer alive such as George Harrison (Something) or his late wife Linda, to who he dedicated Maybe I’m Amazed from his first solo album, McCartney, when she helped him out of depression and alcoholism after the Beatles’ split.
“I wrote this song thinking about my friend John,” McCartney said before playing Here Today, a song he composed two years after the death of John Lennon, which he performed on his own on a very high platform with screens showing a waterfall, while stressing the words ‘I love you.’
McCartney went on to list some of the great songs Lennon and McCartney co-wrote, including Can’t Buy Me love and Blackbird, check out fan vision below.
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