Sir. Paul McCartney Plays for the Queen
Almost 50 years after The Beatles were awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire medal in 1965, Sir. Paul McCartney returned to London’s Buckingham Palace to perform at part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. McCartney played a mix of Beatles and solo hits, including “Magical Mystery Tour,” “All My Loving,” “Let It Be,” “Live And Let Die” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” The multi-band performance celebrated the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, and also featured performances by
Will.i.am, Cheryl Cole, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Cliff Richard and Grace Jones, among others. According to reports, over 15,000 people attended the show, though the Queen missed a good portion of the evening’s festivities.