Bruce Springsteen joins Paul McCartney for duet at the Garden
Paul McCartney got a little help from his friend to close out his first full concert at Madison Square Garden in a dozen years.
The legendary musician brought his pal Bruce Springsteen onstage Friday to perform the early Beatles hit “I Saw Her Standing There” – not once, but twice – during his encore.
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney backstage at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
“Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Bruce Springsteen!” McCartney yelled as the roaring crowd began chanting “Bruce.”
The Boss then gave McCartney a big hug amid the audience’s eruption of cheers.
Springsteen’s surprise appearance was one of the major highlights of McCartney’s show at the Garden, which was his first concert there since 2005. He also performed there at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert in 2012.
McCartney played 40 songs during the three-hour concert, blending many of his biggest Beatles songs with his solo classics and Wings hits.
Paul McCartney plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, Friday, September 15, 2017. (David Wexler for New York Daily News)
(David Wexler/For New York Daily News)
In addition to his two renderings of “I Saw Her Standing There” with Springsteen, he played “Yesterday,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End” during his encore.