What can be said about a living rock legend who was one fourth of the group The Beatles? Well, plenty actually. First off and most importantly in this case – the show at the Bell Centre is sold out, which is not surprising considering the act and the fact that he has not played in Montreal for several years.
Sir James Paul McCartney was born in June 1942 and has spent his lifetime as a singer, songwriter, musician, animal activist, poet, record executive, and painter. Not shabby, I’d say. He is probably the best known living musician and has been named by the people at the Guinness World Records as the most successful songwriter in pop music history. He started off his career with The Beatles and after they broke up assembled his own group called Wings then went on to record solo. All this plus he is thought to be the richest person in the UK with an estimated worth of 1.2 billion U.S..
At the age of 76 he continues to tour and play music. At a recent surprise show in Grand Central Station in New York City, McCartney kept the crowd of only 200 people (filled with friends and celebrities like Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer and Chris Rock) enraptured by playing most of his best loved tunes like “Hey Jude”, “Helter Skelter”, “Love Me Do”, and “FourFiveSeconds” over his short set. He even played a couple of songs from his new album, Egypt Station. Even though Montrealers have had to wait a very long time to see this guy play live it sounds like he is going to reward that patience.
-Date: September 20, 2018
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.