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Paul McCartney And Neil Young Joined Forces To Perform Beatles Classics Live

Written by Sam Murphy on October 10, 2016

The first weekend of Desert Trip, the golden oldies version of Coachella, has just wrapped up in the US and it brought with it one very special collaboration.

Paul McCartney and Neil Young were the two artists billed on the second day of the festival (each day only had two artists) and they jumped up on stage together for three songs.

During McCartney’s massive, career-spanning set, Young joined him on stage for two Beatles classics and a John Lennon song. They performed A Day In The Life, which Young has performed many times before, and also The Beatles’ Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? for the first time live together.

Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance also received the Young and McCartney treatment.

By all reports, Young coming up on stage was one of the sets highlights but it’s pretty hard not to be impressed by McCartney’s entire setlist. He packed in stacks of Beatles songs as well as his own solo material and even found room for FourFiveSeconds, his 2015 collab with Rihanna and Kanye West.

The Californian festival will also happen next weekend bringing Young and McCartney as well as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Roger Waters back to the desert.

Young will be in Australia earlier next year for a headline set at Bluesfest as well as his own headline tour.

Check out McCartney and Young’s performances as well as the setlist below.

Watch: Paul McCartney and Neil Young – ‘A Day In The Life’ (Live At Desert Trip)

https://youtu.be/0MEbJw5Sado

Watch: Paul McCartney and Neil Young – ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’ (Live At Desert Trip)

https://youtu.be/DX1pQuzmbt0

Setlist (via CoS):
A Hard Day’s Night
Jet
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Day Tripper
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover)
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
A Day in the Life (with Neil Young)
Give Peace a Chance (Plastic Ono Band cover) (with Neil Young)
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? (with Neil Young)
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Encore:
I Wanna Be Your Man
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

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