Paul McCartney Mistaken For A Street Musician In New Orleans
The Beatles legend gets mistaken for a street busker after bursting into a singing medley during a train ride in New Orleans.
Posted on Feb 08, 2013 01:34 pm
How often do you get a chance to hear Sir Paul McCartney himself singing some of The Beatles greatest hits on a regular train? Not too often, probably.
This unlikely situation has actually happened during the legendary musician's trip in New Orleans with his wife. Out of the blue, McCartney has "burst into a medley of some of The Beatles biggest hits". The passengers reaction? Ignore the guy, he's just another street busker.
Although some of the passengers apparently weren't that much into The Beatles, there were others who had recognized the true music legend and were instantly shocked.
"This guy got on the street car and started singing Beatles songs. Everyone was just ignoring him really because there are a lot of buskers in this town. Then we realized it was Sir Paul McCartney and we were just in shock. He started singing along with the whole carriage and taking pictures. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the best days of my life", the tram passenger Robert Senft told The Mirror.
McCartney was in town with his wife for the Super Bowl on Sunday, while the train 'set-list' included tracks such as "A Hard Day's Night" and a medley of several other big hits.
In the music sphere, McCartney is currently busy working with the Sound City Players, a band founded by Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters featuring music legends such as John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk and McCartney himself. After the supergroup's first live performance at the Sundance Film Festival last month plans for a worldwide tour have been revealed.
So what are your thoughts on this one? How would you react if you were to see Paul McCartney on a local train in your town? Post your comments in the section below.