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2003

Paul McCartney "Wendy Whitworth's 50th birthday"

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

A private party. For his appearance, McCartney was paid $1 million, which was donated to Adopt-A-Minefield. The private concert took place at Delicias, a small, chic restaurant Ralph Whitworth arranged to have converted into a nightclub for the evening. He dubbed it the "Ranch Blues Club." About 150 guests attended, including Larry King and Wendy Whitworth's best friend, Katie Couric of NBC. "I rang Paul up about four or five weeks before the birthday party and I said, 'Hey, I've got a great idea,' " Ralph Whitworth said. "I said we're going to help fit thousands of people with prosthetics, and my wife gets to have Paul at her 50th birthday party." McCartney performed 19 songs, including such Beatles classics as "Let It Be" and an acoustic version of "Yesterday". Near the end, McCartney presented Wendy Whitworth with 50 roses, danced with her and sang the Beatles song "Birthday." "I think he played for an hour and 40 minutes, and it was unbelievable," Wendy Whitworth said. "It's still like a dream."


Paul McCartney "Back in the World Tour"

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

The Moscow concert was filmed, and highlights shown on a TV documentary worldwide. Highlights from the concert were also on disc 1 of the "Paul McCartney in Red Square" DVD, released in June 2005: "Getting Better," "Band On The Run," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Two Of Us," "I Saw Her Standing There," "We Can Work It Out," "I've Just Seen A Face," "Live And Let Die," "Let 'Em In," "Fool On The Hill," "Things We Said Today," "Birthday," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Back In The USSR," "Calico Skies," "Hey Jude," "She's Leaving Home," "Yesterday," "Let It Be" and "Back In The USSR (Reprise)." The full length concert also circulates on a bootleg DVD.

Wikipedia link



Paul McCartney "Secret Gig"

Sir Paul McCartney went back to his roots by playing a secret gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club. An audience of 180 close family and friends were at the one-off show. Pregnant wife Heather danced as Paul joined the band Love Train on stage for a set including versions of We Are Family and Let it Be. Cavern owner Bill Heckle said: He was dancing the night away and enjoyed every minute.


Paul McCartney "Back in the World Tour"

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


Paul McCartney & James Taylor (Adopt-A-Minefield Charity)


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band "Tour 2003"

Musicians: John Waite, Colin Hay, Paul Carrack, Sheila E. Mark Rivera and Ringo Starr

Another All Starr Band Tour, Another DVD to document it. Yet this DVD stands out from previous offerings because the concert footage is separated between documentary footage of Ringo and the band preparing for gigs, fooling around backstage and generally having a good time.
Hardcore Ringo fans may wish that Ringo would perform some different songs - the usual suspects are here - "It Don't Come Easy", "Boys", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Yellow Submarine", "With A Little Help From My Friends -, but there are a couple of interesting additions, including the rarely performed White Album classic "Don't Pass Me By"(with Ringo playing piano at the beginning!) and "Memphis In Your Mind" from Ringo's superb latest album "Ringorama".


2004

Paul McCartney "04 Summer Tour"

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

Set list: "Jet," "Got To Get You Into My Life," "Flaming Pie," "All My Loving," "Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady," "You Won't See Me," "She's A Woman," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "The Long and Winding Road," "In Spite of All The Danger," "Blackbird," "We Can Work It Out," "Here Today," "All Things Must Pass," "Yellow Submarine (singalong- not at all shows)," "I'll Follow the Sun," "For No One," "I'll Follow the Sun (reprise only played on psychedelic piano)," "Calico Skies," "I've Just Seen a Face," "Michelle (Paris only)," "Eleanor Rigby," "Drive My Car," "Penny Lane," "Get Back," "Band On the Run," "Back in the USSR," "Live and Let Die," "I've Got a Feeling," "Lady Madonna," "Hey Jude," "Yesterday," "Follow Me (Glastonbury only)," "Let It Be," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Helter Skelter," "Sgt. Pepper's/The End (guitar)

Excerpts from the Portugal concert (part of the Rock in Rio Festival) was shown on TV in several countries. The concert in Spain was professionally filmed and circulates as a bootleg DVD.

The entire St Petersburg concert was filmed, and highlights are presented on disc 2 of the DVD "Paul McCartney in Red Square", released in June 2005: "Jet," "Got To Get Into My Life," "Flaming Pie," "Let Me Roll It," "Drive My Car," "Penny Lane," "Get Back," "Back In The USSR," "I've Got A Feeling," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (Reprise)/The End" and "Helter Skelter". The full length show circulates on a bootleg double DVD.

Highlights from Glastonbury were filmed and broadcast by the BBC, "Hey Jude" was released on the DVD "Glastonbury Anthems and some songs are presented on Disc 3 of the "McCartney Years" DVD, released in 2007: "Jet," "Flaming Pie," "Let Me Roll It," "Blackbird," "Band On The Run," "Back In The USSR," "Live And Let Die," "Hey Jude," "Yesterday," "Helter Skelter" and "Sgt. Pepper's/The End."

The McCartney Years DVD release

The Glastonbury and St Petersburg concerts were filmed, and highlights were released on these DVD's.

Wikipedia link


Paul McCartney and Neil Young (Adopt-A-Minefield Charity)

Set list: "Drive My Car," "Till There Was You," "In Spite of All the Danger," "Blackbird," "Here Today," "Follow me," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart (with Neil Young)," "Michelle," "Yesterday," "Get Back," "Let it Be," "Lady Madonna," "Baby Face," "Hey Jude" (with Neil Young).


Neil Young and Friends: "Bridge School Benefit Concert" (with Paul)

Tony Bennett, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Harper, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Eddie Vedder and Los Lonely Boys. Paul McCartney joined Tony Bennett in his set for their duet, "The Very Thought of You". Paul's own set list (same as Adopt-A-Minefield Charity): "Drive My Car," "Till There Was You," "In Spite of All the Danger," "Blackbird," "Here Today," "Follow me," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart (with Neil Young)," "Michelle," "Yesterday," "Get Back," "Let it Be," "Lady Madonna," "Baby Face," "Hey Jude" (all acts on stage). Paul supposedly jammed backstage with the Los Lonely Boys in their dressing room while waiting for his set.


Trusted Servants: "New Year's Concert" (with Ringo)

Musicians: Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather-Low, Gary Brooker, Chris Stainton, Dave Bronze, Henry Spinetti and Ringo Starr.

Ringo appeared on stage at the second set, after midnight - so I guess this was his first 2005 gig, singing "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Honey Don't" and "Boys" before he moved to his drum kit to back Clapton on "Stormy Monday". Sadly, Ringo left the stage before the band started playing "Come Together".


2005

Paul McCartney: Super Bowl XXXIX Halftime Show

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

Superbowl XXXIX DVD

Paul McCartney performed during the halftime show; his selection by the NFL, the show's producers, Don Mischer Productions, and the show's sponsor, Ameriquest Mortgage, was considered to be a "safe" choice, as it avoided the possibility for an incident similar to that which sparked the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy with Janet Jackson the previous year. Unlike in many previous years, he was the only performer in the entire halftime show. McCartney's set consisted of the Beatles songs "Drive My Car", "Get Back", and "Hey Jude", as well as "Live and Let Die" from his career with Wings. The DVD contains the game as well as the full halftime show by Paul.


Hole in the Wall Camps Benefit (with Paul)

Paul McCartney and other stars performed for the Hole in the Wall Camps star-studded benefit. The show lasted nearly two hours. Tony Bennett opened the show and others performed after him. Robin Williams joked about Paul being a Knight, "just like Elton John is is a Knight ...and something else." One of the camp kids (who were featured between the acts) came on and introduced Paul, asking him how he wrote "Yesterday." Paul told the story and accompanied by a string quartet, he played "Yesterday" on the Epiphone guitar and "Lady Madonna" on the piano, backed by the string quartet.


Paul McCartney and Cat Stevens (Adopt-A-Minefield Gala)

Yusuf Islam a.k.a. Cat Stevens performed his half hour set. At the end of the set Paul joined him onstage for "All You Need Is Love" and sang "She loves you, yeah, yeah..." at the last verse. After the song he said, "I didn't rehearse, but don't care... one more song." And then he sang "Let It Be." Other celebrities in attendance: Boris Becker, David Knopfler, Christopher Lee, Til Schweiger, Deutschrocker Marius Mueller Westernhagen as well as Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb. Approximately 800 guests attended the benefit.


Band du Lac (with Ringo)

Musicians: Gary Brooker, Mike Rutherford, Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze, Henry Spinetti, Paul Carrack, Graham Broad, Frank Mead, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Roger Taylor, Chris Barber, The Drifters, Katie Melua, Paul Young and Kenney Jones


Ringo Starr & The Roundheads: Choose Love Promotional Tour

Musicians: Mark Hudson, Gary Burr, Steve Dudas, Jim Cox, Greg Bisonnette, Matt Bisonette and Ringo Starr

Typical set list for the full time shows on this short promotional tour was: "With A Little Help From My Friends" bridge, with Hudson shouting "Ringo Starr," into "It Donít Come Easy;" "Octopus's Garden," "Choose Love," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Donít Pass Me By," "Iím The Greatest," "Give Me Back the Beat," "Memphis In Your Mind," "Photograph," "Never Without You," "Back Off Boogaloo," "Boys," Roundheads only version of "You Can't Do That" (Gary Burr singing lead), Roundheads medley (Hudson singing lead) of "Long Tall Sally," "Iím Down," "Oh Darling;" "Yellow Submarine," "Act Naturally," "With A Little Help From My Friends".

Special guest background vocalists on the last show: Jeff Lynne, Gary Oldman, Richard Lewis, Doug Fieger and Pat OíBrien

The Illinois concert (featuring Colin Hay as guest artist) was filmed by PBS and the show, Ringo Starr - Live At Soundstage, premiered August 25, 2005. Koch Records released a CD Live At Soundstage from the same concert on April 10, 2007, and a DeLuxe version 1CD + 1DVD (just 4 songs) on April 7th, 2009. Finally, an hour long DVD with 14 songs was released on September 15th, 2009.


Paul McCartney: "Live 8"

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

Paul McCartney and U2 opened the concert playing "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Paul closed the concert with his regular band: "Get Back," "Drive My Car (with George Michael)," "Helter Skelter," "The Long And Winding Road," "Hey Jude (Finale)". The songs "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "The Long And Winding Road" were made available as internet downloads and "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" became the world's best selling single as a result of this. The concerts were filmed and broadcast live worldwide on the day, and released as a 4 DVD boxed set on November 10th, 2005.


Paul McCartney "Rock With US Tour"

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

Set list: "Magical Mystery Tour," "Flaming Pie," "Jet," "I'll Get You," "Drive My Car," "Till There Was You," "Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady," "Got to Get You In My Life," "Fine Line," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Long and Winding Road," "In Spite of All The Danger," "I Will," "Jenny Wren," "For No One," "Fixing A Hole," "English Tea," "Yellow Submarine (short)," "I'll Follow The Sun (with reprise)," "Follow Me," "Blackbird," "Eleanor Rigby," "Too Many People," "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," "Good Day Sunshine," "Band on the Run," "Penny Lane," "I've Got A Feeling," "Back in the USSR," "Babyface (short)," "Hey Jude," "Live and Let Die," "Yesterday," "Get Back," "Helter Skelter," "Please Please Me," "Let it Be," "Sgt. Pepper/The End"

Released on the "The Space Within US" DVD, Paul McCartney performs hits old and new on the Californian leg of his sold-out 2005 U.S. tour. Filmed on state-of-the-art high definition cameras, the concert film was to be the first Blu-Ray disc release from a solo-Beatle. Not content with entertaining audiences on terra firma, Paul serenaded the astronauts aboard the international space station with his rendition of "English Tea" via satellite link-up.


Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett (Adopt-A-Minefield Charity)

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

The Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit was held on November 15th, 2005 in Los Angeles. Gibson President, Dave Berryman, presented Sir Paul McCartney with a $1 million donation from Epiphone to help address the worldwide landmine crisis. In all, the organization raised approximately $2 million through ticket sales and auction items in addition to the $1 million donated by Epiphone. Late night host and master of ceremonies, Jay Leno, presented the first Paul McCartney Signature Epiphone Texan guitar for auction. Built as a duplicate of McCartney's own original Texan, which was used to compose and record the classic hit, "Yesterday," the Signature Series guitar was sold for $50,000 with all proceeds benefitting the charity. The evening was hosted by Adopt-A-Minefield Goodwill Ambassadors Paul and Heather Mills McCartney, who shared the stage with Tony Bennett as the evening's headline performers. Among the other celebrities in attendance were Quincy Jones, Ray Romano, Alec Baldwin, Cameron Crowe, and Andy Garcia. Paul joined Tony Bennett in a special musical performance of "The Very Thought of You." It was mentioned that Bennett recorded the song which was played at Paul and Heather's wedding back in 2002. Paul messed up the lyrics to the song. Bennett finished his set with "Fly Me To The Moon." The auction started right afterwards. After the auction ended, Paul performed with his band: "Fly Me to the Moon (Paul sang just a few lines)," "Drive My Car," "All My Loving," "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," "English Tea," "The Long and Winding Road," "Midnight Special," "Things We Said Today," "I'll Follow the Sun (with 3 reprises)," "Penny Lane," "Get Back," "Let It Be" and "Lady Madonna".


Paul McCartney "Rock With US Tour" continued

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


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