Coming on stage just after 8 pm, Sir Paul took his rapturous applause from the packed Glasgow audience crammed into the huge Hydro arena, before blasting into A Hard Days Night, the title track from The Beatles 3rd album and their first feature film.
It’s no surprise that The Beatles music would feature heavily throughout the evening, interspersed with his solo work and that of Wings. The setlist covered every corner of his career, included music from The Quarrymen (pre-Beatles) in ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’, The Beatles from the beginning with ‘Love Me Do’ and all the way to the end with Back In The USSR, Birthday and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da from The White Album, Something from Abbey Road, played on ukulele and dedicated to George Harrison and Let It Be from The Beatles last album released in 1970.
From his days with Wings, Juniors Farm, Let Me Roll It, Let ‘Em In, Band On The Run, and Wonderful Christmas Time was selected. Sir Paul also covered tracks from his most recent release Egypt Station with Who Cares, Come On To Me and Fuh You. With the back catalog behind him of The Beatles, Wings, and his solo work, he could easily play for a week without repeating a song! And I’m sure the audience tonight would have no objections if he did!!