Late in the set at Met Life Stadium, Springsteen strolled to the middle to thunderous applause, and took the mic for a performance of his ‘80s hit “Glory Days” and the Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
McCartney and Springsteen have collaborated several times over the years, including a performance for Hard Rock Calling 2012 at London’s Hyde Park.
During the encore at East Rutherford, Jon Bon Jovi appeared on stage for sing “Happy Birthday” to his friend McCartney, who turns 80 on Saturday (June 16).
Jon Bon Jovi singing “Happy Birthday” to Paul McCartney at Paul’s MetLife stadium concert, June 16, 2022: pic.twitter.com/lJxUOTJzZL— The Beatles (@BeatlesEarth) June 17, 2022
Then, the Boss returned to play guitar on “The End,” the Abbey Road classic and 39th song on the night which, appropriately, brought the show to a close.
McCartney is the most successful albums act in U.K. albums chart history, with 22 No. 1s across his career, including collaborations with his band Wings and, of course, the Beatles.
His chart feats in the United States is without peer, and includes 20 No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Beatles, a record.
McCartney has been inducted twice into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of the Beatles (1988) and again as a solo artist (1999). Springsteen was elevated in 1999, and Bon Jovi’s time came in 2018.
Watch fan-filmed clips below.
Sir. Paul McCartney brought out special guest and New Jersey native, Bruce Springsteen, for electrifying performances of “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man” in Paul’s final concert of his 2022 tour. pic.twitter.com/NZRfnZwOqv— The Beatles (@BeatlesEarth) June 17, 2022
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA pic.twitter.com/AwTt7R5LLs— Mike Duquette (@Sir__Duque) June 17, 2022