Paul McCartney opens Desert Trip set with Beatles song

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Paul McCartney opens Desert Trip set with Beatles song

Sir Paul McCartney opened his Desert Trip set with the Beatles' song 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Paul headlined the second night of the all-star festival in Indio, California on Saturday (08.10.16), where he wowed the crowd with a mixture of Beatles, Wings and solo tracks during his set.

Highlights included 'Day Tripper,' 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Lady Madonna', 'Eleanor Rigby' and I've Got A Feeling', while he also included an instrumental version of Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady'.

Paul, 74, performed 'My Valentine', which he wrote for his wife of five years, Nancy Shevell, and he later sang 'Maybe I'm Amazed', written for his late wife Linda.

Neil Young, 70, opened for Paul and he joined his pal on stage as they performed 'A Day In The Life,' John Lennon's 'Give Peace A Chance' and 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road?' together.

On Friday (07.10.16), the Rolling Stones also kicked off their show with a Beatles song.

The veteran rockers - Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - performed a cover of 'Come Together' when they took to the stage on the first night of the all-star festival in Indio, California.

Mick told the crowd: "This may be strange to you now. We're gonna do a cover song of a sort of unknown beat group. I think you might remember [them], we're gonna try a cover of one of their tunes."

Mick, 73, also poked fun at the advanced ages of the musicians on the bill over the weekend, saying: "Tonight we're not going to do any age jokes or anything, OK? Welcome to the Palm Springs retirement home for gentle English musicians."