It might not be on The Beatles @ Shea Stadium level, but Sir Paul McCartney still has the ability to make the world’s busiest city come to a screeching halt. Or at least take over its music scene. The recipe for this particular venture is some “Scrampled Eggs”, Sirius/XM Radio, and an appearance on Saturday Night Live, the latter of which took place last night. Macca played five songs — first tackling “Jet” and “Band on the Run”, off the recently reissued Band on the Run, then paying tribute to his fallen bandmate with a medley of the Lennon/McCartney track “A Day in the Life” and “Give Peace a Chance”, and finally closing out the show with Let It Be‘s “Get Back”. And even after all that, he still found time to play a tiny harmonica in the newest SNL digital short and then impersonate Camilla Parker-Bowles (Prince Charles’ wife) for Weekend Update. So perhaps Paul Rudd, the evening’s actual host, summed it up best at the episode’s conclusion when saying, “Well, this won’t be topped.” It really won’t.
For those who missed it (because they were at Rammstein or something), you can watch the “A Day in the Life” + “Give Peace a Chance” medley above and the rest of the aforementioned clips below.
“Band on the Run”