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McCartney in private gig for stars

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.

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