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McCartney Played Before 300 to Save London Club

The former Beatle delighted fans in intimate 2-hour lunchtime show.
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On December 17, 2010, Sir Paul McCartney performed a 2-hour lunchtime show to promote the 100 Club, a historic music venue on London's Oxford Street which was threatened with closure.

Fans reportedly traveled from Japan, Germany and the US to be among the lucky 300 to experience the intimate show in the cozy basement club. 

See a sampling of his 100 Club show:

The former Beatle entranced the crowd with classic tunes including "Let It Be," "Get Back" and "The Long and Winding Road." Many stars, including Ronnie Wood and Liam Gallagher who watched McCartney from the side of the stage, pledged to support the hard-pressed club.

The pinnacle of the show was during "Hey Jude" when McCartney encouraged a jubilant mass singalong:

McCartney's Setlist:

Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)

Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles)

Jet (Wings)

Drive My Car (The Beatles)

All My Loving (The Beatles)

One After 909 (The Beatles)

Honey Hush (Joe Turner cover)

Let Me Roll It (Wings song) (With Foxy Lady Snippet)

The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)

Maybe I'm Amazed

Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Louise Cordet cover)

Blackbird (The Beatles)

Calico Skies

I'm Looking Through You (The Beatles)

And I Love Her (The Beatles)

Petrushka

Dance Tonight

Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)

Hitch Hike (Marvin Gaye cover)

Band on the Run (Wings)

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)

Encore:

Let It Be (The Beatles)

Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Encore 2:

Yesterday (The Beatles)

Get Back (The Beatles)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (The Beatles)

The End (The Beatles)

Thanks to Sir Paul and the efforts of many musicians, the 100 Club is still going strong today. Visit their website for more information. 

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