Paul McCartney's "secret" Friday night concert in New York

As expected on Friday night (September 7th), Paul McCartney played a "secret" show at New York City's Grand Central Station in celebration of the release of his latest album, Egypt Station. The show, which was broadcast on YouTube, saw the former-Beatle performing a 24-song set -- including three songs from the new album, his first U.S. performance of the "Fab Four's" "From Me To You" on U.S. soil since 1964, as well as incorporating a horn section for Wings' 1975 classic "Letting Go" -- with the players performing within the crowd.

In addition to McCartney's wife Nancy Shevell and grandson Arthur Donald, Variety reported that high-profile guests at the show included Sean Lennon, Meryl Streep, Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Kendall Jenner, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Kate Moss, Bobby Cannavale, and Egypt Station producer, Greg Kurstin.

 

And speaking of Beatles...Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon were on hand on Friday (September 7th) at the Naumburg Bandshell in New York's Central Park for the dedication of the United States Postal Service's (USPS) John Lennon Commemorative Forever Stamp. Joining the Lennon's at the event was photographer Bob Gruen, Postmaster General/CEO Megan J. Brennan, and legendary New York City DJ Dennis Elsas. The stamps have been issued in a pane of 16, with a design aping a vinyl picture sleeve. The stamps themselves use a famed 1974 photo by Gruen, with the photo on the rear using the iconic 1971 Lennon shot of him at his English Tittenhurst Park estate recording "Imagine," captured by Peter Fordham.

 

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