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During the gig Paul McCartney dedicated a song to ‘John, George Linda and all the lovely people’

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During the gig Paul McCartney dedicated a song to ‘John, George Linda and all the lovely people’
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Last updated at 12:16pm on 8th June 2007

Sir Paul McCartney played his most intimate gig in years for an audience of just 1,000 fans – which included daughter Stella and her pal Kate Moss.

The Beatles legend is more used to playing huge stadiums and once performed before a crowd of 500,000 at the Colosseum in Rome.

But he went back to basics with yesterday’s show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, north London, to celebrate the release of his new album, Memory Almost Full.

The secret gig was only announced yesterday morning and tickets were given away free on a first come, first served basis.

Fans queued around the block and tickets sold out in just 13 minutes.

A host of celebrities also turned out for the one-off show including supermodel Kate Moss, Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, The Office star Mackenzie Crook, pop singer Gareth Gates and Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri.

During the gig Paul McCartney dedicated a song to ‘John, George Linda and all the lovely people’
Crook appears with Hollywood actress Natalie Portman in the video for the star’s latest single, Dance Tonight.

Moss sang away to Hey Jude from the venue’s balcony, where she watched the show in the company of the star’s daughters, Stella and Mary.

Sir Paul played a 90-minute set packed with Beatles hits and songs from his new album.

Barbara Orbison and Olivia Harrison joined the high profile crowd
He kicked off with Drive My Car and ended with Hey Jude before returning for an encore of Let It Be, Lady Madonna and I Saw Her Standing There.

In between he played the likes of Blackbird, Back In The USSR, The Long And Winding Road and Wings favourite C Moon.

He was joined on stage by his four-piece band. "It’s a little while since I played a gig like this," he told the audience to huge cheers.

Sir Paul looked delighted to be back on stage before the adoring crowd and made no reference to his ongoing divorce battle with Heather Mills.

Memory Almost Full is the star’s 21st studio album and was released on Monday on the newly launched Starbucks record label, Hear Music.

Fans spotted that the title was an anagram of For My Soulmate LLM – the initials of his late wife, Linda Louise McCartney – although McCartney himself has not commented.

There was a poignant moment during the gig when Sir Paul sang Here Today, which he wrote for John Lennon.

"This one was written for John. I would like to dedicate this song to all our fallen heroes – John, George, Linda and all the lovely people," he said. "Let’s hear it for them."

After performing the acoustic song, he said: "It’s a difficult song to sing, that one. We love ’em."

THE REVIEW
The sound was perfect, the band were supertight and Paul McCartney’s voice was as rich as ever, writes reviewer John Aizlewood.

"It’s been a while since we played a gig this size," said Sir Paul McCartney, surveying the Electric Ballroom – the venue his band Wings used as a rehearsal space in the Seventies. "We ought to do more."

If last night is any yardstick, they should do more of these intimate shows. The "secret" gig (if being announced on national radio and across the internet means "secret") was the hottest free ticket of the year and no wonder.

An audience including McCartney’s daughters Mary and Stella, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Texas’s Sharleen Spiteri, former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, George Harrison’s widow Olivia and, with weary inevitability, Kate Moss, could scarcely believe their luck: a live Beatle playing some of the songs that form the very DNA of popular music in a venue holding fewer than 1,000 people.

This being McCartney, nothing was left to chance in his first British date with a band since Glastonbury 2004: the sound was perfect, the band were supertight and his voice was as rich as ever, even when exposed on the solo, acoustic Here Today, plucked from 1982’s Tug Of War.

The man who will be a pensioner in 10 days was in remarkably cheery fettle over his 90 minutes.

There was no talk of divorce and no mention of Heather Mills. Instead, his thumbs were held aloft, he shouted "calm down, calm down" in his best Scouse and he found his joke about "Camp Den" (an imaginary, "artistic" type whom McCartney pretended Camden was named after) so funny that he repeated it.

Despite mostly ignoring Wings (although C Moon was received like a longlost grandparent), McCartney was in a musically expansive mood.

He introduced five songs from his new album, Memory Almost Full (it seems safe to assume the "you can come on to my place if you want" line on Dance Tonight was not meant to be taken literally), but he went further back than The Beatles, covering Carl Perkins’s classic Matchbox, as did the Fab Four in their pre-fame, Hamburg days.

The most moving moment came with Here Today. Stark, beautiful and originally a tribute to fellow former Beatle John Lennon, it also now marks the passing of "fallen heroes" Linda McCartney and George Harrison.

"That was," he sighed, "a difficult song to sing." Yet the sombre tone was isolated and the Beatles canon was raided in celebratory fashion.

Back In The USSR, Get Back and Lady Madonna were hard-rocking; Let It Be almost hymnal; and best of all, Hey Jude, which ended the set and restarted for the encore, was a spine-tingling burst of community singing as the audience na na na’d like they had never na na na’d before.

An evening as special as it should have been.

Full Set List • Drive My Car
• Only Mama Knows
• Dance Tonight
• C Moon
• The Long And Winding Road
• Follow The Sun
• Calico Skies
• That Was Me
• Blackbird
• Here Today
• Back In The USSR
• Nod Your Head
• House Of Wax
• I Got A Feeling
• Matchbox
• Get Back
• Hey Jude
• Let It Be
• Lady Madonna
• I Saw Her Standing There

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John Legend talks Wake Up collaboration with The Roots

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www.hardknock.tv Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with John Legend to talk about the collaborative project he is putting out with The Roots called Wake Up! John says that the album concept came around the time of the presidential election. The idea was to cover some of the songs that came out around the Civil Rights Movement. He goes on to say that the music from the 60’s and 70’s is still very relevant to what is going on today comparing the War in Iraq to Vietnam and saying that the struggle and inequality in inner cities continues. Legend says that R&B today is all about Sex and glosses over the rest of humanity. With this album John and The Roots want to bring back the depth that is missing today. Interview contains clips from the first single from the project titled Wake Up Everybody, which features Common and Melanie Fiona and is a reinterpretation of HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES! Please support good music and go buy the album! For Part 2 of this interview check out www.hardknock.tv
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1977 – 6 – Queen – John Deacon, bass

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1977 – 6 – Queen – John Deacon, bass
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Obituary’s John Tardy Discusses Bands Inception, Future Plans & the Impact of the Internet in Music!

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Legendary Florida Death Metal goliaths Obituary recently opened a can of whoop ass at Santos Party House in New York City, as part of their East Coast Possession tour. The entire show was streamed via UNAtion, which is an event-driven platform that will fundamentally change the way corporations, organizations and individuals interact with one another. The band is currently composing the follow-up to their “Darkest Day” full-length, released in 2009 with plans to enter the studio early in the new year for a tentative late spring/early summer 2012 release. Not even 10 minutes after Obituary stepped off stage, we captured Obituary’s vocalist/co-founder John Tardy and conducted the following interview. During the interview we discussed the bands inception, their upcoming plans, and how the internet has affected Obituary. Crank it up to 11, but make sure to warn your neighbors!
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Skillet Interview #2 John Cooper Rockfest 2010

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Checkout my backstage interview with Skillet lead singer John Cooper at Rockfest 2010. Skillet is a hard rock band from Memphis, Tennessee. To date the band has released eight best selling albums and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Skillet has also been nominated for two Grammy awards and has seen a recent boom in popularity due to increased radio play. Their latest album Awake is their most popular record to date, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Charts and featuring their two biggest singles Monster and Hero. With fall tours lined up with superstar acts like Creed and Papa Roach, and plans to be part of the Winter Wonder Slam Tour with Tobymac later this year, Skillet looks to continue tearing up the charts as they rise like monsters to the top of the rock music world. –BryanStars is a music blogger dedicated to bringing you exclusive interviews and behind the scenes video with your favorite bands and artists For more of my videos, including interviews, music news, song premieres and more, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com Check out my official website www.BryanStars.com Follow me on Twitter http Like me on Facebook www.Facebook.com Thumbs Up, Comment and Subscribe!!

John Waite – A Piece of the Action.wmv

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In 2006, “Missing You” was released as a duet with Alison Krauss and reached the Top 40 on the Country Charts in the United States. Waite appeared with Krauss on the Tonight Show on February 5, 2007 to perform “Missing You.” Waite appears as himself and performs two songs in the 2010 feature film, New Day, from L’Oiseau Blanc Films. In 2011 the title track from his tenth solo album ” Rough and Tumble ” went number one on Classic Rock radio…
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Eric Clapton John Mayer Sheryl Crow Crossroads 2008 Live TV Recording

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www.amazon.com The grand finale of the first day of the 2008 Hard Rock Calling Festival on 28th June 2008 in Hyde Park, London. Pro shot video clip with excellent audio quality. It was an unforgettable day and my first chance to see Mr Clapton live.
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