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.

Paul McCartney Mistaken For A Street Musician In New Orleans
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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.

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    M.V.
    Similar thing happened to me. Eliah Levy (chapman Stick player) was playing in the middle of a square but noone noticed him. He was very good. I watched him for an hour, talked to him, nice guy. There were only one group of people who stopped to see him, a few women gave him few cents. It was awesome but still it made me sad no one noticed. People are stupid. Even heard a guy yell "stop playing, you suck!".
    jhart08
    Getting to sing songs with one of the greats in a streetcar? Sign me up!
    FREAKAZOID_69
    From article: "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 said Title: Paul McCartney Mistaken For A Street Musician so misleading.... Although awesome for the people that got to meet Sir McCartney and get a free sing along.
    Sunny035
    I wish more musicians would do something like this, preforming for free
    tufftexan
    I would have handed my iPhone to my wife and asked her to record. I then would ease on up next to Sir Paul and start singing along with him. The surreal moment would be captured not just digitally but in my heart and mind forever! I've always dreamed of having a moment like that with a legendary musician.
    Mauer5555
    Reminds me of when Josh Bell played in NYCs subway with his Stradivarius violin and barely no one stopped to listen to one of the most complicated music pieces that could be played...people NEED to slow down and take a minute to listen to what is around them. The amount of medication and depression would be much lower if people stopped running around and then complaining that they run out of breath.
    tufftexan
    I would have handed my iPhone to my wife and asked her to record. I then would ease on up next to Sir Paul and start singing along with him. The surreal moment would be captured not just digitally but in my heart and mind forever! I've always dreamed of having a moment like that with a legendary musician.
    CiReMaN
    Great for him! He needed to realize he isn't such a "Sir" as he think he is!
    tower120
    I wish more musicians would do something like this, preforming for free >>> And what about buskers? You don't appreciate what you have
    DeluZionZz
    I am so jealous, i may just start getting on random trains to see if other music legends will play their songs