McCartney to close Candlestick Park?

Paul McCartney is rumored to be playing the very last concert at San Francisco’s world famous Candlestick Park before it’s demolition, 48 years after The Beatles played their final live concert there in 1966.

The venue is set to be demolished late in 2014, however while playing at the Outside Lands festival earlier in the year, McCartney expressed some interest in playing the historic venue and home of the San Francisco 49ers. Having played the final concert of The Beatles career there on August 29 1966, the ‘Stick obviously has some sentimental value to him.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Ed Lee said: “it was him who made the suggestion. Believe me, it wasn’t something I, or anyone else, was expecting!”

While McCartney playing the stadium is far from set in stone, the RPD director of Policy and Public Affairs Sarah Ballard stated: “We’re working on it. At this point, that’s all we can say…it would be fitting.” The general manager for San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department also called the concert “a possibility.”

The Beatles 1966 concert lasted a little over half an hour and consisted of 11 songs: Rock and Roll MusicShe’s a WomanIf I Needed SomeoneDay TripperBaby’s In BlackI Feel FineYesterdayI Wanna Be Your ManNowhere ManPaperback Writer and Long Tall Sally.

Feeling constrained and held back by a hectic touring schedule, the Beatles never played another live gig together after leaving the stage at Candlestick Park (save for the impromptu rooftop concert in January 1969, bringing London to a standstill). You can hear the concert in full below.

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One thought on “McCartney to close Candlestick Park?

  1. audi says:

    Lord, did Ringo EVER do a song, other than “I Wanna Be Your Man” at their gigs? LOL! Granted, if he joins Macca for this prospected event, I’d LOVE to see/hear that.

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