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Paul McCartney; Amoeba Records, Hollywood, CA.; June 27: Ok, I got in to see Paul at the free Amoeba in-store show. The crowd was a buzz wondering if he would play any Beatles songs or mostly stuff off the new album. Which we hear is good, but good enough to sleep on a sidewalk for three-days (which is what many people in the crowd did)? I wasn't sure. When he opened with a Beatles numberDrive My Car the crowd flipped. He didn't disappoint, he gave them what they wanted, and so the crowd Na-na-na'ed to Hey Jude, pounded their fists in the air to Back in the USSR, bopped their heads to Get Back, and Blackbird and stood solemnly still holding lighters above their heads to Let It Be. At one point someone in the crowd yelled a request for Helter Skelter. "No, now, that's John's," said Sir Paul. "But, let's do one for John. One for John and Linda." He played one of his own, Here Today. (Linda Immediato)

Village Voice Media presents the Top Concerts of 2007 featuring: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Interpol, Mavado, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, Jah Cure, Arcade Fire, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, and other not as famous bands! (Compiled from national Village Voice Media staff | By Web Music Editor David Downs)

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