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Monday 23 October 2017

Macca's tribute to John on stage return

Paul McCartney returned to the stage after being sidelined for two months, paying tribute to former songwriting partner John Lennon with Here Today, which he described as the conversation they never had.

He also honoured another late rock star, Jimi Hendrix, with an instrumental interlude of Purple Haze.

McCartney's wife, Nancy, was on hand for the return. He dedicated his song "My Valentine" to her.

It's a busy year for McCartney, who marks the 50th anniversary of his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which highlighted the beginning of Beatlemania in the United States. He has 19 US shows scheduled, including one at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where the Beatles made their final concert appearance in 1966.

The other surviving ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr, is also on tour.

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