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Watch as Paul McCartney introduces Ringo Starr in surprise Beatles performance


Former bandmates of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, performed live together in a surprise move in Los Angeles.

The performance occurred as part of McCartney’s final show of his North American solo tour which started in early May.

Joe Walsh, of Eagles fame, was also invited to the stage later in the set but it was the inclusion of Beatles drummer Starr which fans unable to believe their luck as the surprise guest of the evening entered the stage.

As Ringo entered the stage, the two embraced and said: “I love you, man” before the drummer took to his position.

Performing at the huge LA Dodger Stadium, McCartney rolled into a rendition of ‘Birthday’ as the encore opening song before Starr was invited on. The Beatles duo performed ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ as well as a longer version of ‘Helter Skelter’.

Starr, who could not hold back his enormous smile while performing, stood up at the end of the two songs and three his drumsticks into the crowd. As he walked off the stage, the crowd chanted his signature phrase: “Peace and love,” amid huge applause.

Following the rendition of ‘The End’ with Joe Walsh, McCartney addressed the crowd by saying: “Farewell to you guys. Farewell to America. Only one thing left to be said: we’ll see you next time.”

Below, see some fan shot footage and the full setlist.

Paul McCartney full setlist:

  • ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Junior’s Farm’ (Wings song)
  • ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Letting Go’ (Wings song)
  • ‘Who Cares’
  • ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Come On to Me’
  • ‘Let Me Roll It’ (Wings song) (followed by “Foxy Lady” jam)
  • ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Let ‘Em In’ (Wings song)
  • ‘My Valentine’
  • ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’ (Wings song)
  • ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
  • ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘In Spite of All the Danger’ (The Quarrymen song)
  • ‘From Me to You’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Dance Tonight’
  • ‘Love Me Do’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Blackbird’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Here Today’
  • ‘Queenie Eye’
  • ‘Lady Madonna’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Fuh You’
  • ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Something’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Band on the Run’ (Wings song)
  • ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Let It Be’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Live and Let Die’ (Wings song)
  • ‘Hey Jude’ (The Beatles song)


  • ‘Birthday’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (Reprise) (The Beatles song with Ringo Starr)
  • ‘Helter Skelter’ (The Beatles song with Ringo Starr)
  • ‘Golden Slumbers’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘Carry That Weight’ (The Beatles song)
  • ‘The End’ (The Beatles song with Joe Walsh)