Paul McCartney and Neil Young Perform Beatles Song Together In Hyde Park

See the legends perform A Day In The Life at Hard Rock Calling!

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Neil Young was joined by Sir Paul McCartney during his encore of a cover of the Beatles‘ classic “A Day In The Life” at London’s Hard Rock Calling festival on Saturday (June 27).

Young, playing the final show on his current European tour, was on exhilarating form throughout the two hour set, despite having travelled up from a headline performance at the Glastonbury festival on Friday (June 26) – though he was still rocking the cardigan-worn-on-one-shoulder look as he had the night before.

McCartney, a surprise guest, came onto the stage during the central section of A Day In The Life (“Woke up, got out of bed/ Dragged a comb across my head”), much to the shock and awe of the crowd.

Young has been covering the song throughout his current tour, which started in 2007. The pair had previously sung together, in 2004, when McCartney joined Young on “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” at the Bridge School Benefit.

The last moments of the Hard Rock Calling show saw Young and McCartney playfully bashing a xylophone at the back of the stage before they hugged and Paul pecked Neil on the cheek.

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Neil Young’s Hard Rock Calling, London Hyde Park set list was:

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Mansion On The Hill
Are You Ready For The Country?
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Spirit Road
Cinnamon Girl
Fuckin’ Up
Mother Earth
The Needle And The Damage Done
Comes A Time
Unknown Legend
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Down By The River
Get Behind The Wheel
Rockin’ In The Free World
A Day In The Life

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Pic credit: PA Photos


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