Watch Paul McCartney's incredible virtual duet with John Lennon at arena show

3 May 2022, 17:26

By Mayer Nissim

Paul McCartney twists up the space-time-continuum to perform 'I Got A Feeling' with John Lennon.

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One of the great what-ifs of rock and roll surrounds what might have happened if John Lennon hadn't been murdered in 1980.

Despite their ups and downs, John and Paul McCartney were actually on pretty good terms by the end of the 1970s, and there's plenty of evidence that they might have even performed again together one day,.

We got just a tiny glimpse of what that might have looked like at a recent Paul McCartney live show.

McCartney was playing at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington, USA on April 28, when he kicked into The Beatles 'I Got A Feeling' from their final Let It Be album.

Around two minutes into the song, the big screens were filled with the face of John Lennon, with footage and audio from the Beatles' farewell rooftop performance being perfectly mixed with the live show for the ultimate virtual duet.

'I Got A Feeling' features heavily in Peter Jackson's stunning three-part Get Back documentary on Disney+, which offers a new look at the controversial recording of the Let It Be album.

The song was part of a career-spanning 36-track setlist, which featured 1958's 'In Spite of All The Danger', a rare Paul McCartney and George Harrison co-write first recorded by the pre-Beatles band The Quarrymen.

The comeback gig was the first proper show of McCartney's Got Back tour, which marks his return to performance after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full setlist was as follows:

  1. Can't Buy Me Love
  2. Junior's Farm
  3. Letting Go
  4. Got to Get You Into My Life
  5. Come On to Me
  6. Let Me Roll It
  7. Getting Better
  8. Women and Wives
  9. My Valentine
  10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
  11. Maybe I'm Amazed
  12. I've Just Seen a Face
  13. In Spite of All the Danger
  14. Love Me Do
  15. Dance Tonight
  16. Blackbird
  17. Here Today
  18. Queenie Eye
  19. Lady Madonna
  20. Fuh You
  21. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  22. Something
  23. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  24. You Never Give Me Your Money
  25. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
  26. Get Back
  27. Band on the Run
  28. Let It Be
  29. Live and Let Die
  30. Hey Jude
  31. I've Got a Feeling
  32. Birthday
  33. Helter Skelter
  34. Golden Slumbers
  35. Carry That Weight
  36. The End

McCartney will bring his live show to the UK this summer, when he headlines the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in June, 20 years after his triumphant 2002 set there.

He was originally booked to play the 50th anniversary festival two years ago, before the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus.