Legends are not born, they are made. With some time, a lot of hard work, and, perhaps, a stroke of luck, are all essential for this process. Once you get your big break, you take it, and you ride it all the way to the end. From a little 17-year old, from Liverpool, England, to the legend that is Sir Paul McCartney, this legend has been riding this wave for a very long time.
Sir Paul McCartney took to the FirstOntario Centre, in Hamilton, Ontario, and played to a sold-out crowd for his One On One Tour 2016. This is the first time that McCartney had ever performed in Hamilton, and he definitely did not want to miss his opportunity to impress! The crowd at FirstOntario were more than receptive of the legendary Beatle, and some even arrived hours early just to see his motorcade roll into the venue.
With a repertoire as extensive as Paul McCartney, spanning three bands, a successful solo career, and a multitude of collaborations, it is often found that you are wondering, “There’s no way he can top this.” Do not underestimate the power of Paul. From such Beatles-hits as “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Blackbird”, and “Lady Madonna”, to classic Wings-era songs as “Band on the Run” and “Let Me Roll It”, and, finally, his diverse solo work from “Maybe I’m Amazed” to 2015’s collaboration, “FourFiveSeconds”, with Rihanna and Kanye West, can Paul do no wrong?
McCartney is also a very reflective artist on stage. He paid tribute to late members of The Beatles, by playing a ukulele-version of “Something” for George Harrison, and dedicating “Here Today” to John Lennon. He also gave homage to the legendary Beatles producer, George Martin, when he played “Love Me Do”. This is one rockstar who knows the fabric and make-up of a legend, and Sir Paul knows that you have to do it with a little help from your friends.
At 74-years old, Sir Paul McCartney has barely skipped a beat, and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon! Maybe Bealtemania isn’t over….