The second night of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts 2012 (Thursday 29 March) saw the return of Sir Paul McCartney, the most successful musician and composer in popular music history. His performance coincided with the Hall’s 141st birthday.
He delivered a set packed full of Beatles and Wings classics, as well as some of the highlights of his successful solo career. It was his first performance at the Hall since the George Harrison tribute concert, Concert For George, in 2002.
Some old friends from Day 1 of the TCT concerts, Roger Daltrey, Paul Weller and Ronnie Wood, returned to join Sir Paul during the encore to perform 1969 Beatles classic Get Back.
Teenage Cancer Trust
The concert was of course to raise funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Each night, some youngsters who have been directly helped by the Teenage Cancer Trust are invited on-stage to introduce the headliners. Paul McCartney was introduced by 21 year old Lucy, and this is her story:
“I was diagnosed with a brain tumour when I was 17. I had to have six weeks of radiotherapy and 12 months of chemotherapy. To begin with I wasn’t that scared, as I didn’t really know what was going to happen. After being told I had to have a biopsy and knowing what was going to be happening I felt much more scared. The biopsy really knocked me out, I left the hospital in a wheelchair and could hardly speak. Having radiotherapy was possibly the worst part of my experience with cancer, as this was the point where I was most ill. I spent my 18th birthday in the hospital having radiotherapy, which I found upsetting, knowing that 18th birthdays are meant to be one of the best! Having cancer has definitely changed my life. It has made me value things so much more and made me much more grateful for the good things in life. Being unable to walk definitely affected my life. I found it really frustrating, but I was so determined to get back walking as I had been really sporty before. Cancer has made me much closer to my family, who have been amazing and so supportive of me through everything. My friends have also been great; they would always come and visit me and make me smile, brightening up my day!”
A video by the Teenage Cancer Trust showing backstage footage of Day 2:
Sir Paul McCartney performing All My Loving and Magical Mystery Tour at the concert:
Video from The Telegraph
Magical Mystery Tour (by The Beatles)
Junior’s Farm (by Wings)
All My Loving (by The Beatles)
Drive My Car (by The Beatles)
Sing The Changes (by The Firemen)
The Night Before (by The Beatles)
Let Me Roll It (by Wings)
Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover)
Paperback Writer (by The Beatles)
The Long and Winding Road (by The Beatles)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (by Wings)
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen A Face (by The Beatles)
Blackbird (by The Beatles)
Eleanor Rigby (by The Beatles)
Something (by The Beatles)
Band On The Run (by Wings)
Back In The U.S.S.R. (by The Beatles)
I Gotta Feeling (by The Beatles)
Let It Be (by The Beatles)
Hey Jude (by The Beatles)
Day Tripper (by The Beatles)
Get Back (by The Beatles) with Roger Daltrey, Paul Weller & Ronnie Wood
Yesterday (by The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (by The Beatles)
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