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Paul McCartney eying return to Candlestick Park

8/21/2013

Will Paul McCartney return to play San Francisco's Candlestick Park before its 2014 demolition? According to The San Francisco Gate, McCartney told Frisco Mayor Ed Lee that he's open for it happening. The Beatles closed out their performing career at Candlestick on August 29th, 1966 marking their end of live concerts. Lee caught up with the McCartney at his recent performance at Golden Gate Park at the Outside Lands festival and explained "how the city was putting together photos and film footage to honor the Beatles' final concert."

Lee said that McCartney responded that it was similar how New York has celebrated the Beatles' famed 1965 Shea Stadium concert, then added: "Well, if you are going to tear down the stadium next year, we should think about us doing the last concert there. You know my agent. Why don't we follow up with him?" There's been no word as to when the show would take place

Paul McCartney is well aware of the importance of the Beatles, both as a musical and social force. But he maintains that the group was able to shine because of the strength and freedom accorded the children of the 1940s: "We were lucky to be placed in the right point in time, when our generation was finding its feet. As we say, the 'Post-War Period' -- now, suddenly, all these people were 20 and looking for something exciting to do. The freedom was there, the money situation wasn't bad -- there were a lot of jobs and things at that point. And, yeah, so I think we were lucky, we were excited. I think the chemistry of the four of us was very special. I always think of it as four corners of a square; you couldn't do without any corner."

Paul McCartney will next perform on September 21st at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.


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