Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

McCartney in private gig for stars

Published 13/05/2015

Sir Paul McCartney played a concert as part of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit
Sir Paul McCartney played a concert as part of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit

Sir Paul McCartney has played a private concert with a crowd that included Wall Street executives and star names including Sting and Oprah Winfrey.

The concert was part of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit. Founded in 1988, the organisation has raised more than 2 billion dollars (£1.28 billion) to combat poverty in New York's five boroughs.

Sir Paul played for about two hours with a set list that included Jet and Maybe I'm Amazed as well as a smattering of Beatles classics like Can't Buy Me Love.

Others in the crowd of hundreds included tennis great John McEnroe.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph