Following the death of his wife Linda in 1998, Paul McCartney’s then newly released album, Run Devil Run, saw him return to his first passion, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll.
He chose the Cavern in Liverpool to publicize the album. He used an improvised band that included his great friend the great David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. In addition to The Pirates guitarist Mick Green and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, the album featured twelve rock ‘n’ roll covers, with only three McCartney originals, written in the same style.
McCartney’s return to Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club was on December 14, 1999, his first appearance there. since the last Beatles show on August 3, 1963,
Only 300 tickets were made available for the concert.
And McCartney said:
“I am going back for just one night as a nod to the music that has always and will ever thrill me,” McCartney said before the show. “I can’t think of a better way to rock out the end of the century than with a rock ‘n’ roll party at the Cavern.”
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Paul McCartney Live at the Cavern Club setlist:
1. Honey Hush (Joe Turner)
2. Blue Jean Bop (Gene Vincent/Morris Levy)
3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry)
4. Fabulous (Harry Land/Jon Sheldon)
5. What It Is (Paul McCartney)
6. Lonesome Town (Baker Knight)
7. Twenty Flight Rock’ (Ned Fairchild)
8. No Other Baby (Dickie Bishop/Bob Watson)
9. Try Not To Cry (McCartney)
10. Shake A Hand (Joe Morris)
11. All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
12. I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)
13. Party (Jessie Mae Robinson)