Watch Paul McCartney & Eagles Perform ‘Let It Be’ At Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert

The all-star event was held Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl.

By Andy Kahn Apr 12, 2024 11:02 am PDT

Paul McCartney was among the final performers at Thursday’s “Keep The Party Going: A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett” concert held at the Hollywood Bowl. McCartney was backed by members of the Eagles on a performance of his Beatles classic “Let It Be.”

Along with McCartney and the Eagles, other participants paying tribute to Buffett, who died in September 2023 at age 76, included Jackson Browne, Jack Johnson, Brandi Carlile, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Sheryl Crow, Angélique Kidjo, alongside others. The concert also featured members of Buffett’s backing group The Coral Reefers Band.

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Dave Grohl was tasked with introducing McCartney, who shouted “Hollywood Fucking Bowl!” upon taking the stage. The Beatles legend then discussed his relationship with Buffett. McCartney revealed he visited Buffett shortly before his death and performed a couple of songs for his ailing friend.

“I loved Jimmy,” McCartney said. “In the last week of his life, I was invited up to his house by [Buffett’s wife] Janey. By the way, this wouldn’t have happened tonight – let’s hear it for Janey! I was invited up there to sing a couple of songs for Jimmy. He was in a pretty bad way, but he still had that twinkle in his eye. So I thought I’d sing one of those songs that I sang to him tonight.”

McCartney then performed “Let It Be” while joined by the Eagles (who earlier performed “The Boys of Summer,” “Take It to the Limit” and “In the City.”) The evening ended with the stage filled with the other performers coming out for a “Margaritaville” finale.

Watch Paul McCartney and the Eagles play “Let It Be” and the “Margaritaville” finale below:


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