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Paul McCartney And Neil Young Perform Beatles Classics At Desert Trip Music Festival

Two rock legends; one stage.
Paul McCartney and Neil Young took the stage at Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, Oct. 8, 2016. 
Paul McCartney and Neil Young took the stage at Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, Oct. 8, 2016. 

Rock legends Paul McCartney and Neil Young reunited on stage on day two of Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California. 

McCartney kicked off his set on Saturday with the Beatles classic “A Hard Day’s Night,” followed by “Jet,” a track from his post-Beatles career. For the rest of his performance, the music icon played a mix of Beatles tracks and solo songs

The most memorable moment, though, had to be when McCartney brought Neil Young out on stage. Young had finished his own energetic set, but seemed more than happy to play with his friend. 

The two played “A Day in the Life” first, before going into the anti-war movement anthem “Give Peace A Chance.”

Finally, they performed “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” complete with a killer solo by Young.

The rock icons have shared the stage plenty of times, with one of their more recent performances in London’s Hyde Park in 2009

Saturday’s performance was part of the first weekend of Desert Trip music festival, dubbed “Oldchella” due to its lineup of classic rock acts like McCartney and Young along with The Who, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters and Bob Dylan. All the acts will return to the stage for the festival’s second weekend starting Friday.

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