Paul McCartney performs “Helter Skelter” with Bob Weir — watch

Members of The Beatles and Grateful Dead share the stage for the first time at Fenway Park

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    For the first time, a member of The Beatles shared the stage with a member of the Grateful Dead.

    During his concert at Fenway Park on Sunday night, Paul McCartney was joined on stage by Bob Weir. Together, they performed the Wings song “Hi Hi Hi” along with The Beatles classic “Helter Skelter”. During the latter, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski also appeared on stage, dancing and strumming along on air guitar.

    Despite never collaborating, members of The Beatles and Dead long expressed admiration for each other’s music. The Dead frequently covered Beatles songs in concert. Additionally, Jerry Garcia tracked a solo rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, which Lennon personally thanked him for during a backstage encounter in the early 1970s. In the 1990s, McCartney released a Grateful Dead-inspired photo film.

    Weir’s onstage appearance was part of a massive 39-song set. Check out the full setlist below.

    A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
    Save Us
    Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
    Letting Go (Wings)
    Temporary Secretary
    Let Me Roll It (Wings) (with ‘Foxy Lady’ outro)
    I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles)
    My Valentine
    Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
    Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles)
    Maybe I’m Amazed
    We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
    In Spite of All the Danger (The Quarrymen)
    You Won’t See Me (The Beatles)
    Love Me Do (The Beatles)
    And I Love Her (The Beatles)
    Blackbird (The Beatles)
    Here Today
    Queenie Eye
    The Fool on the Hill (The Beatles)
    Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
    FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney)
    Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles)
    Something (The Beatles)
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
    Band on the Run (Wings)
    Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles)
    Let It Be (The Beatles)
    Live and Let Die (Wings)
    Hey Jude (The Beatles)


    Yesterday (The Beatles)
    Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings) (with Bob Weir)
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    Helter Skelter (The Beatles) (with Bob Weir) (Rob Gronkowski danced on stage)
    Birthday (The Beatles)
    Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
    Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
    The End (The Beatles)

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