Paul McCartney Celebrates 80th Birthday Early with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi at MetLife Stadium
Paul McCartney celebrated his 80th birthday two days early with a big New Jersey welcome from Garden State Ambassadors Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi at MetLife Stadium.
Springsteen was the first to take the stage with the Beatles icon on the last stop of his “Got Back” tour for a pair of songs, a duet of “Glory Days” and The Beatles chestnut originally sang by Ringo Starr and recorded by The Rolling Stones, “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
“We got a special surprise for you,” McCartney said. “A friend of mine, he’s a local boy. I think you guessed it! I said you got to come and sing with us!”
“Here’s to 80 more years of Glory Days,” Springsteen said before joining the band and trading licks with guitarists Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson.
The birthday celebration started early as the crowd started to sing happy birthday and numerous birthday songs got their closeups on the big screen.
Later, Bon Jovi lead a second serenade as he gifted “Beatle Paul” with a bouquet of balloons before McCartney performed the classic, “Birthday.”
Springsteen made a final appearance in the encores for the show closers “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”
Also seen attending the show: Sopranos actress Maureen Van Zandt.