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Paul McCartney Fires Up Dodger Stadium With Beatles Hits (watch!)

Paul McCartney returned to Dodgers Stadium for the first time since The Beatles played there in 1966 for a rocking three-hour set. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney returned to Dodgers Stadium for the first time since The Beatles played there in 1966 for a rocking three-hour set. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney returned to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last night (Aug. 10) for the first time in 48 years following The Beatles historic concert there in 1966. He play plenty of old Beatles tunes plus music from his solo career in an amazing three-hour show.

Sir Paul, who is now 72, was last in Los Angeles for a concert in 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl.

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The Beatles arrived in the United States in 1964. The not only launched the British invasion of artists and bands that included such groups as the Rolling Stones, the Animals and Herman’s Hermits, but also Beatlemania.

Within two years, the band had moved from small venues to playing sports stadiums, often in front of 60,000 to 80,000 fans.

McCartney promised to mark the occasion by putting on a music extravaganza and the show ran for three hours. He sang hits from every phase of his career with the Beatles, his post-Beatles band, Wings, and his solo career.

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Sir Paul played a mind-bending 36-song set and four encore songs that included show opener “Eight Days a Week” and “All My Loving.” He followed up with his Wing’s classic “Listen to What the Man Said.”

His Wings song “Let Me Roll With It,” included a brief tribute to Jimi Hendrix. After he launched into a revealing anecdote about watching Hendrix play. Then he launched into Beatles classic “Paperback Writer.” (See Below)

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McCartney is currently on his “Out There Tour.” He’ll play the US Airways Center in Phoenix Tuesday (Aug. 12) before returning to California for a show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (Aug. 14).

Starting in September, he’ll play Petco Park in San Diego, then start working his way through the Southeast, with shows in Lubbock, Texas, New Orleans, Dallas and Atlanta.

McCartney was sidelined by a viral illness while playing in Japan and missed several shows. He resumed the tour in early July in Albany, NY.

Check out some of his tunes below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest music news from the road.


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