Paul McCartney plays Poland
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Beatles legend Paul McCartney played his first ever Polish concert on Saturday, delighting fans at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
Paul McCartney performs at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
The Liverpudlian legend took the stage with a brave attempt at the local language.
“Czesc Polacy, dobry wieczor Warszawo!” the star cried out (“Hi Poles, good evening Warsaw!”).
Fans greeted the British rocker with a rendition of "Happy Birthday", marking McCartney's 71st birthday, which fell on Tuesday.
“You remembered!” the musician responded.
McCartney kicked off the gig with “Eight days a week” from the 1964 album album Beatles for Sale, followed by a succession of Fab Four tracks including "All My Loving", "Paperback Writer", "And I Love Her", "Lady Madonna", "We Can Work It Out", "Let it Be" and "The Long And Winding Road".
He also knocked off a smattering of classic Wings tracks, including the epic "Live and Let Die", from the James Bond movie of the same name.
The band rounded off the evening with a trio from the Beatles' last album Abbey Road, playing "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight" and "The End".
The gig marked only the second time that a member of the Beatles has played in Poland, following on from drummer Ringo Starr's concert in June 2011.
Listen here for Paul McCartney's exclusive interview with Polish Radio in the lead-up to the concert. (nh)
Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk