Monday, 25 July 2011

Fan on the Run meets McCartney


Super Maccafan Rick G (aka "Fans On The Run"), who regularly follows McCartney's concert tours, unexpectedly ran into his idol while in Detroit. Rick was visiting the Hitsville Motown museum just to see the building myself. As he was leaving, some cars pulled up, bringing the star. Paul McCartney recognized Rick and gave him a hug, revealing that "I always look for you" (in the concert crowds). A special day for Rick G indeed!

McCartney's set list from Detroit Sunday:
  1. Hello Goodbye
  2. Juniors Farm
  3. All My Loving
  4. Jet
  5. Drive My Car
  6. Sing The Changes
  7. Hitchhike
  8. The Night Before
  9. Let Me Roll It
  10. Paperback Writer
  11. The Long and Winding Road
  12. 1985
  13. Let 'Em In
  14. Maybe I'm Amazed
  15. I've Just Seen A Face
  16. I Will
  17. Blackbird
  18. Here Today
  19. Dance Tonight
  20. Mrs. Vanderbilt
  21. Eleanor Rigby
  22. Something
  23. Band on the Run
  24. Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
  25. Back In The USSR
  26. I Got A Feeling
  27. A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
  28. Let It Be
  29. Live And Let Die
  30. Hey Jude
     
  31. Lady Madonna
  32. Day Tripper
  33. Get Back
     
  34. Yesterday
  35. Helter Skelter
  36. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

4 comments:

Gabor Peterdi said...

How cool is that!? Love it! I've just met Ringo and he was VERY kind too. Love these bugs! Congrats!

Lizzie Bravo said...

wonderful photo, incredible moment - congratulations rick!!!

Sergio Taraddei said...

Hi Wog!Do you know this rare video about John? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPojY5M6Bo&feature=youtu.be

Wogew said...

Keith Badman's book THE BEATLES DIARY VOLUME 2: AFTER THE BREAK-UP 1970-2001 says:
Tuesday March 18, 1975:

At the Dakota, John records his second interview with the journalist Jean-Francois Vallee (his first being on December 14, 1971), this time for inclusion in the French television programme Un four Future. His piece, entitled Il Etait Une Fois John Lennon (Once Upon A Time There Was John Lennon), is produced by Michael Lancelot and features John, besides speaking on the telephone, being interviewed while sitting on the floor. Among many topics of conversation, he discusses Paul's drug taking admission to ITN news in 1967, The Beatles as "world leaders", his visit to Paris in 1961 and the trademark Beatle haircut and collarless jacket. He also reveals how he incorporated reggae into the 1964 Beatles tune 'I Call Your Name'. At one stage, he goes out onto the balcony and performs a mock magical trick with a handkerchief, which appears from the bottom of his trousers. Inside his apartment again, this time solo on the piano, John performs a unique version of Labelle's hit 'Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi, Ce Soir (Lady Marmalade)'. (John appears in the interview wearing a T-shirt that has that logo stamped on to it.) For its first television broadcast, on Saturday June 28, and for the benefit of the non-English speaking French viewers, Lancelot strangely dubs John's answers with two separate male/female French voices. Sections of the interview where John speaks frankly about sex and drugs are deemed too risky for transmission and are never screened. Following the French TV filming, John records another transatlantic telephone conversation with the Capital Radio DJ Nicky Home for his programme Your Mother Wouldn't Like It. A planned meeting between John and Ringo, who is scheduled to appear in Capital's US studio to ask John some questions, fails to materialise as Ringo fails to show because he had to return to England for additional work on Lisztomania at Shepperton Studios.

Later in the day, the concluding part of the Old Grey Whistle Test show takes place at the Hit Factory studios in New York, where John and his band film studio performances of 'Slippin' And Slidin' ' and 'Stand By Me'. The production of these are carried out by Apple and subsequently licensed to the BBC for inclusion in the programme. ('Slippin' And Slidin' ' is filmed because, at this stage, this is the choice for the second single from the Rock 'N' Roll album.)

The Beatles on DVD has the date as April 7th, 1975.