Neil Young Sits-In With Paul McCartney At Desert Trip


The first weekend of the first Desert Trip music festival continued yesterday at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California with performances by Neil Young and Promise of The Real and Paul McCartney. Young and POTR opened the evening’s slate of performances and the Canadian rocker returned to sit-in during the set by the legendary member of The Beatles.

McCartney’s setlist altered little from other recent shows, opening with “A Hard Day’s Night” and mixing in other Fab Four favorites such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I’ve Got a Feeling,” “Blackbird” and “Eleanor Rigby” with selections from his solo work and with Wings including “Jet,” “Let Me Roll It,” “FourFiveSeconds” and “Band On The Run.”

Young emerged mid-set and helped out on The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life,” the chorus to John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band singalong “Give Peace A Chance” and the McCartney debut of “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” The guitarist left the stage for Sir Paul to close out the set with “Let It Be,” “Live And Let Die” and “Hey Jude.” McCartney opened his encore with “I Wanna Be Your Man,” reportedly for the first time since 1993, and followed it with “Helter Skelter” and the Abbey Road medley “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.” Check out audience-shot footage of McCartney’s set from Saturday night.

Videos (Captured by Fake Fan)

[A Day In The Life / Give Peace A Chance]

[Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?]

[I Wanna Be Your Man]

[Helter Skelter]

[Live And Let Die]

[Hey Jude]

[Eleanor Rigby]


[And I Love Her]

[Lady Madonna]

[Maybe I’m Amazed]

Desert Trip continues once again tonight with The Who and Roger Waters taking the stage. All of the acts will return to Indio in a week for Desert Trip’s second weekend.


Paul McCartney at Empire Polo Club

  • A Hard Day's Night  
  • Jet  
  • Can't Buy Me Love  
  • Letting Go  
  • Day Tripper  
  • Let Me Roll It  
  • I've Got a Feeling  
  • My Valentine
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five  
  • Maybe I'm Amazed
  • We Can Work It Out  
  • In Spite of All the Danger  
  • I've Just Seen a Face  
  • Love Me Do  
  • And I Love Her  
  • Blackbird  
  • Here Today
  • Queenie Eye
  • Lady Madonna  
  • FourFiveSeconds  
  • Eleanor Rigby  
  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!  
  • A Day in the Life  
  • Why Don't We Do It in the Road?  
  • Something  
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  
  • Band on the Run  
  • Back in the U.S.S.R.  
  • Let It Be  
  • Live and Let Die  
  • Hey Jude  
  • I Wanna Be Your Man  
  • Helter Skelter  
  • Golden Slumbers  
  • Carry That Weight  
  • The End  

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