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Paul McCartney and Jimmy Kimmel wave to fans from a building along Hollywood Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney rehearses a song during a sound check before appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Sue Weisenhaus rocks out to Paul McCartney as he performs a sound check before appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney and guitarist Rusty Anderson arrive on stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Boulevard was shut down at Highland Avenue on Monday for a performance by Paul McCartney for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney, center, performs with sidemen Rusty Anderson, bottom, and Brian Ray on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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By Randall Roberts

Paul McCartney doesn’t really need the publicity, but when he desires it he sure can make a dent. On Monday he and his band shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard to perform a handful of songs for a lucky few thousand as part of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Many in the crowd had been waiting much of the day for a chance to catch the ex-Beatle in action.

Flanked by the El Capitan and Dolby theaters, McCartney was pushing his forthcoming album “New” by doing a few songs for TV, but stuck around for a set that included older songs we wanted to hear.

His list was full of big-ticket songs. He and his touring band tore through Beatles classics “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Back in the USSR,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Birthday,” “Lady Madonna” and more, and peppered in solo and Wings songs such as “Band on the Run,” “Another Day,” “Jet” and three new works, including the excellent title track.

2 Comments

  1. September 24, 2013, 4:19 pm

    That is Our Friends Sue , Marleen and Greg Feo , I'm just to the Right of Greg on his right side, I am Stan Stan The Hot Sauce Man The Maker Of Breakfast with the Beatles Hot sauce for Chris Carter on KLOS 95,5

    By: stanmar3@att.net
  2. September 24, 2013, 8:11 pm

    I was there with my friends Monty & Nadim…awesome…once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    By: isishtia

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