McCart­ney, Young share fes­ti­val stage

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — As­so­ci­ated Press

Paul McCart­ney and Neil Young shared the bill at the Desert Trip mu­sic fes­ti­val Sat­ur­day, and they also shared the stage dur­ing McCart­ney’s set.

Young joined the for­mer Bea­tle to per­form “A Day in the Life,” which mor­phed into John Len­non’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The au­di­ence flashed peace signs as they sang along. Young played lead gui­tar to duet with McCart­ney on “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”

“Thank you, Neil,” McCart­ney, 74, said when his friend left the stage. “I love that boy!”

McCart­ney’s head­lin­ing set was full of love. He paid trib­ute to his late wife and his cur­rent spouse dur­ing the per­for­mance, along with George Har­ri­son, Jimi Hen­drix and the Rolling Stones. He sang “Maybe I’m Amazed” for the late Linda McCart­ney, and ded­i­cated “My Valen­tine” to his wife, Nancy, ahead of their fifth wed­ding an­niver­sary Sun­day.

Ear­lier Sat­ur­day, Young played a blis­ter­ing set with his band, Prom­ise of the Real.

Wear­ing his trade­mark black hat, the 70-year-old singer-song­writer be­gan his set alone be­hind the piano, open­ing with “Af­ter the Gold Rush” and ac­com­pa­ny­ing him­self on har­mon­ica.

He then strapped on an acous­tic gui­tar to play “Heart of Gold” and “Comes a Time” be­fore his band joined him on­stage. Their non­stop set in­cluded “Har­vest Moon,” “Pow­derfin­ger” and “Wel­fare Moth­ers,” which Young joked was “Don­ald Trump’s new cam­paign song.”

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Paul McCart­ney, left, and Neil Young per­form to­gether at the Desert Trip mu­sic fes­ti­val Sat­ur­day in Cal­i­for­nia.

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