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Watch Paul McCartney on The Colbert Report

on June 13, 2013, 12:40pm

paulmccartneycolbert Watch Paul McCartney on The Colbert Report

Paul McCartney had some time to kill in between Monday’s epic performance at Barclays Center and Friday’s sure-to-be-epic headlining set at Bonnaroo. So, he made his way over to the studios of Comedy Central, where he was undoubtedly disappointed to discover Jon Stewart away from the office filming a movie. Fortunately, Colbert’s still in town, and welcomed Macca for an extended-hour long edition of The Colbert Report.

Following a brief conversation with Colbert, which delved into the early days of Wings and their new reissue of Wings Over America, The Beatles’ evolution from pop heartthrobs to psych-rock geniuses, and the rational behind Paul, John, George, and Ringo’s decision to stop touring (basically, they couldn’t hear themselves play live due to all the screaming), Macca joined his longtime backing band for a five-song performance. The setlist included The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face”, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”, and “Lady Madonna”, along with Wings’ “Hi, Hi, Hi” and “Listen To What the Man Said”.

Replay the full episode at Colbert’s website, or via Hulu below.

Update: McCartney also performed The Beatles’ “Birthday” as a web exclusive.

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June 13, 2013 at 4:06 am

….and “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”.

ayee? When/where was this?

After the show? Only for the TV audience.

Did this happen?

Earlier on Stephen actually claimed there would be six songs from Sir Paul.
Was he ‘claiming’ his own duel with Paul as one of these?

Or was ‘1985’ done pre show?

Colbert’s use of the NY bike bit was a waste of time. followup edit..
Since this article was edited to replace the reference of ‘1985’ with the correct “Listen To What the Man Said” my initial comments seem somewhat out of wack.

But now, the inclusion of ‘Birthday’, not seen during the broadcasts, clears up the missing 6th song.

Happy 71st!, Paul


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