Paul McCartney performed an epic set at Glastonbury on Saturday night, joined by special guests Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl, that ranged from the first Beatles demo to some of his most recent recordings.
The 80-year-old singer-songwriter was the oldest solo headliner at Worthy Farm in south-west England, where the festival celebrated its 50th anniversary two years later than planned due to the pandemic.
Opening with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” McCartney wowed a sold-out crowd with songs ranging from Beatles classics to “Come On to Me” from his 2018 album “Egypt Station.”
Frontman Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters joined him for “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run,” to a standing ovation from the audience.
Following his “west coast of America” friend, McCartney introduced another “east coast of America” surprise: Bruce Springsteen. They performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
In the nearly three-hour show, McCartney, who was one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century with the late John Lennon, paid tribute to his former band mates. He performed George Harrison’s “Something” and a virtual duet with John Lennon on “I’ve Got a Feeling.”
Grohl and Springsteen returned for one last encore of “The End” from “Abbey Road.”
“Thank you, Dave, Bruce, and Glasto,” McCartney said before exiting the stage.