Paul McCartney Performs 'A Hard Day's Night' for First Time Since 1965: Watch

Paul McCartney greets the crowd at the start of his One on One tour on April 13, 2016 in Fresno, Calif.
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Paul McCartney greets the crowd at the start of his One on One tour on April 13, 2016 in Fresno, Calif. 

At the first date of Paul McCartney's One on One Tour in Fresno, California, the former Beatles superstar surprised Fab Four fans by opening the concert with his first performance of "A Hard Day's Night" in 51 years. 

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This is the first time McCartney has performed the song as a solo act, Rolling Stone reports. McCartney last played the song with the Beatles at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, on August 31, 1965. 

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In addition to "A Hard Day's Night", McCartney also played such Beatles hits as "Love Me Do" for the first time in his solo career and "The Fool on the Hill", which he hasn't played since 2003. 

McCartney will be performing next at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Friday. Watch him perform "A Hard Day's Night" below: 


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