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2000

Sir Paul McCartney


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band "Connections Tour 2000"

Musicians: Jack Bruce, Dave Edmunds, Eric Carmen, Simon Kirke, Mark Rivera and Ringo Starr


George Harrison "Terry Gilliam's party"

George attends Monty Python Terry Gilliam's party and played George Formby songs on his ukulele. Michael Palin and Terry Jones accompanied George ...on spoons! This was to be George's final "public" performance.


2001

Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Simon (Adopt-a-Minefield Charity)


Ringo Starr & His New All-Starr Band "North American Tour"

Musicians: Greg Lake, Roger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Sheila E., Mark Rivera and Ringo Starr


Paul McCartney & Friends: "Concert for New York City"

The Concert for New York City was a benefit concert, featuring many famous musicians, that took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Many of the attendees were families and fellow members of the New York Fire Department and New York Police Department, honoring those lost in the attacks and those who had worked in the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in the weeks since then.
The concert was organized by Paul McCartney and included many of his legendary British contemporaries, including Mick Jagger with Keith Richards, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, and Eric Clapton. American artists included Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, the Backstreet Boys, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Melissa Etheridge, Five for Fighting, Goo Goo Dolls, and John Mellencamp with Kid Rock, as well as an "Operaman" performance by Adam Sandler, singing a medley covering topics including the concert, the greatness of New York City, and about Osama Bin Laden being a coward. Paul Shaffer acted as Musical Director for the show and various celebrities and political figures such as Howard Stern and Rudy Giuliani appeared in between the acts. Many athletes also appeared between the acts including Joe Torre, whose Yankees were on their way to competing in their fourth consecutive World Series.
The concert also included several short films made by New York City's most notable filmmakers - Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee. Paul McCartney's set list: "I'm Down", "Lonely Road", "From a Lover to a Friend", "Yesterday", "Freedom" (new song), "Let It Be" and "Freedom" (reprise)". So far, this is the only time Paul has performed "I'm Down" after The Beatles' break up. The concert is released on DVD.

Wikipedia link


Paul McCartney: "The Nobel Peace Prize Concert"

This was Paul McCartney's first concert appearance after the death of George Harrison. McCartney performed two songs. "Your Loving Flame" and "Freedom," from his new album "Driving Rain" at the Nobel Peace Prize concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the first award. "The first one I wrote for my fiancee, Heather, and the second one I wrote for the American people after September 11, but tonight I'd like to dedicate them both to my friend George," McCartney said. He topped off the event with the Beatles anthem "Let it Be", joined by other stars including Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean, R&B singer Anastacia. Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia, '80s favorites A-Ha, worldbeat leader Youssou N'Dour and opera star Russell Watson.


2002

Paul McCartney "Honoring George Harrison"

Paul made a surprise appearance on this local Liverpool event. He had only intended to watch the tribute from the wings of the stage but was moved to enter the stage for an imprompty speech, and an a cappella version of "Yesterday" - changing the lyrics to "why he had to go...". An amateur video filmed from the balcony circulates among collectors.


Paul McCartney at the Academy Awards

Paul is nominated for the song "Vanilla Sky", which he performs on acoustic guitar, aided by Jim Walker on flute and Rusty Anderson on another acoustic guitar. He didn't win.


Paul McCartney: "Driving USA Tour"

Musicians: Paul "Wix" Wickens, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray and Paul McCartney.

Set list: "Hello Goodbye," "Jet," "All My Loving," "Getting Better," "Coming Up," "Let Me Roll It," "Lonely Road," "Driving Rain," "Your Loving Flame," "Blackbird," "Every Night," "We Can Work It Out," "Mother Nature's Son," "Vanilla Sky," "You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight," "The Fool On the Hill," "Here Today," "Something," "Eleanor Rigby," "Here There and Everywhere," "Band On The Run," "Back In The USSR," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "C Moon," "My Love," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Freedom," "Live and Let Die," "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Long And Winding Road," "Lady Madonna," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Yesterday," "Mull of Kintrye (Toronto, Canada only)," "Sgt. Peppers Reprise/The End".


Paul McCartney "Queen's Jubilee" (Party at the Palace)

Performers: Paul McCartney, Bryan Adams, Keith Airley, Atomic Kitten, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Blue, Emma Bunton, Eric Clapton, The Corrs, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Ray Davies, Dame Edna Everage, Tony Iommi, J'anna Jacoby, Elton John, Tom Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Annie Lennox, Ricky Martin, Ozzy Osbourne, Mark Andrew-Brydon, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Mis-teeq, Cliff Richard, S Club 7, Rod Stewart, Will Young, Ruby Wax, Brian Wilson and Steve Winwood. Also performing was the London cast of the musical We Will Rock You. The show was under the creative guidance of Sir George Martin, Phil Ramone and Michael Kamen.

At the Queen's Jubilee concert - "Party at the Palace" Paul opened alone on acoustic guitar with "Her Majesty," saying "I had to do it," followed by "Blackbird." Then George Martin came out and made a speech about the Beatles and George Harrison. Then Eric Clapton came out and sang, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Paul on piano and Phil Collins on drums. The next song was "Sgt. Pepper's Reprise/The End" (Driving USA version) where Paul was joined by Rusty, Abe and Brian and Wix, who was in the house band. "All You Need Is Love" followed with the British National Anthem at the beginning of the song and Rod Stewart leading off on vocals joined by all the performers onstage. Joe Cocker and Paul sang a verse as well. When the song finished, the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Princes William and Harry, George Martin and Shirley Bassey greeted the performers onstage. Prince Charles made a speech about all the musical talent in Britain. When the royalty family left Paul told the audience, "I said to Her Majesty, are we all doing this next year? She said, 'Not in MY garden!' Do you fancy another song? Because you are getting one!" Paul launched into "Hey Jude" complete with the singalong, "just the men" and "just the women" and "everyone at the house of Windsor!" The crowd wasn't ready for Paul to leave so he decided to play an impromptu version of "I Saw Her Standing There" which was after TV cameras were supposedly turned off for the evening. The concert was filmed for television. Highlights from the show was released on DVD as Party At The Palace featuring two songs that Paul performed on, "All You Need is Love" and "Hey Jude." There was also a CD release on Virgin, featuring the same songs.


An Evening Of Beatles Music (with Ringo)

Musicians: Ringo was backed by: Zak Starkey, Bernie Marsden, Ian McNabb, Peter Gordeno and Dave Caitlin-Birch.
Other Special Guests: David Gilmour, Roger Taylor, Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, Damon Hill (the ex-racing driver!), Gary Wallis, Jon Carin, Guy Pratt, Lulu, Bob Geldof, Zak Starkey, Donovan and others.

Ringo's set list: "Photograph," "Yellow submarine," "Boys," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "With a Little Help From My Friends".


Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson (Adopt A Minefield Charity)

Paul McCartney and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson performed Sept. 18 at the second annual "Open Hearts. Clear Minds" event in Los Angeles organized by Heather Mills and hosted by comedian Jay Leno. Brian Wilson performed his set first. During the set, Wilson called Paul onstage to join him on "God Only Knows". Brian started the song and Paul came in on second verse and then they alternated each verse. Steven Stills performed after Brian Wilson's set and Paul followed after a short break. Paul's 45-minute set included; "Coming Up," "Band On The Run," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Blackbird," "We Can Work It Out," "Michelle," "Your Loving Flame," "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude." After "Your Loving Flame" Paul introduced Brian Wilson and said "what a thrill of a lifetime" it was to perform with him. Brian sang the first half of "Let It Be," and Paul finished the song. Then Wilson left the stage and Paul performed the last song, "Hey Jude" with his band. Celebrities that attended were; Mickey Rooney, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chubby Checker, Steven Spielberg, Gary Bussey, Rob Reiner, Cameron Crowe, Catherine Oxenberg, Sally Kellerman, Barry Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Josh Groban, David Spade and Eric Burdon.


Paul McCartney "Back in the US Tour"

Musicians: Paul "Wix" Wickens, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray and Paul McCartney.

Set list: "Hello Goodbye," "Jet," "All My Loving," "Getting Better," "Coming Up," "Let Me Roll It," "Lonely Road," "Driving Rain," "Your Loving Flame," "Blackbird," "Every Night," "We Can Work It Out," "You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight," "The Fool On the Hill," "Here Today," "Something," "Eleanor Rigby," "Midnight Special," "Michelle," "Here There and Everywhere," "Band On The Run," "Back In The USSR," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Let 'Em In," "My Love," "She's Leaving Home," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Freedom," "Live and Let Die," "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Long And Winding Road," "Lady Madonna," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Yesterday," "Sgt. Peppers Reprise/The End."

Wikipedia link


Paul McCartney "Driving Mexico"

Musicians: Paul "Wix" Wickens, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray and Paul McCartney.

Set list (same as Back In The US set, minus "Freedom"): "Hello Goodbye," "Jet," "All My Loving," "Getting Better," "Coming Up," "Let Me Roll It," "Lonely Road," "Driving Rain," "Your Loving Flame," "Blackbird," "Every Night," "We Can Work It Out," "You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight," "The Fool On the Hill," "Here Today," "Something," "Eleanor Rigby," "Midnight Special," "Michelle," "Here There and Everywhere," "Band On The Run," "Back In The USSR," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Let 'Em In," "My Love," "She's Leaving Home," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Live and Let Die," "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Long And Winding Road," "Lady Madonna," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Yesterday," "Sgt. Peppers Reprise/The End."


Paul McCartney "Driving Japan"

Musicians: Paul "Wix" Wickens, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr, Brian Ray and Paul McCartney.

Set list (same as Driving Mexico set): "Hello Goodbye," "Jet," "All My Loving," "Getting Better," "Coming Up," "Let Me Roll It," "Lonely Road," "Driving Rain," "Your Loving Flame," "Blackbird," "Every Night," "We Can Work It Out," "You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight," "The Fool On the Hill," "Here Today," "Something," "Eleanor Rigby," "Midnight Special," "Michelle," "Here There and Everywhere," "Band On The Run," "Back In The USSR," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Let 'Em In," "My Love," "She's Leaving Home," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Live and Let Die," "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Long And Winding Road," "Lady Madonna," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Yesterday," "Sgt. Peppers Reprise/The End."


Various Artists: "Concert for George" (with Paul and Ringo)

Performers: Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Ravi Shankar and his Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Billy Preston, Joe Brown, Sam Brown, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Marc Mann, Jim Kelner, Jim Capaldi, Gary Brooker, Klaus Voormann, Tom Scott, Tom Hanks, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Carol Cleveland, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

The Concert for George was held as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. The event was organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and Harrison's son, Dhani, arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne. The profits from the event went to the Material World Charitable Foundation. Paul and Ringo performed these songs: Ringo: "Photograph," "Honey Don't". Paul: "For You Blue," "Something," "All Things Must Pass". Ringo stayed on drums from Paul's first song and onwards. Paul also continued playing with the all star band on the rest of the songs: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (sung by Eric Clapton, Paul on piano and background vocals, Ringo on drums), "My Sweet Lord" (sung by Billy Preston) and "Wah-Wah" (Jeff Lynne/Eric Clapton on vocals). Released on the Various Artists: Concert For George album and corresponding DVD.

The official 'Concert For George' limited-edition book

Official site

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