On Wednesday night, Paul McCartney became the latest music star to pay homage to Prince in concert when he launched into a version of “Let’s Go Crazy” during his show at the Target Center in the late entertainer’s hometown of Minneapolis.
Sir Paul has posted a video clip from the event showing him and his band going from the Wings tune “Hi, Hi, Hi” directly into a raucous, abbreviated rendition of “Let’s Go Crazy,” a chart-topping hit from Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain album.
During the performance, Prince’s famous symbol was shown on the giant screen behind the stage. McCartney told the audience after playing the tune, “Here’s to the man! Loved that guy…Thank you, Prince, for writing so many beautiful songs, so much beautiful music. And he’s your guy.”
According to the Star Tribune, McCartney also told the crowd that he’d seen Prince play live a number of times in London and got to watch him perform at a small club this past New Year’s Eve. Paul then declared, “Minneapolis, Prince. Prince, Minneapolis. It goes together.”
In addition, the newspaper reported that McCartney also paid tribute to George Martin during the concert with a performance of the early Beatles hit “Love Me Do,” which was the first song the Fab Four recorded with the late producer.
McCartney’s One on One Tour continues tonight with a second show in Minneapolis. You can check out his full itinerary at PaulMcCartney.com.
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