When Paul McCartney takes the stage, he packs an arsenal of hit original and cover songs that could burn the house down with ease. The ex-Beatle’s headlining show at Coachella Friday night fell on the 11th anniversary of his wife Linda’s death, so he dedicated the show to her and then went nuclear.
McCartney played 20 Beatles songs, including “The End,” John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance,” “Something” on an ukulele given to him by George Harrison, Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” and “Live and Let Die” accompanied by a fireworks show. Usually, things like fireworks mean you can start making your way back to the car, but he followed that one up with “Hey Jude,” and two encores. 35 songs in total. 2.5 hours.