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Paul McCartney entertains at Verizon Arena; meets two Little Rock Nine who inspired 'Blackbird'

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click to enlarge PAUL MCCARTNEY: In North Little Rock Saturday night. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • PAUL MCCARTNEY: In North Little Rock Saturday night.

Brian Chilson was on hand for Paul McCartney's stop at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock last night. You can see all his photos here.

These details from Verizon:

Our SOLD OUT attendance number was 15,319. We did not have one ticket left. 

Set List


A Hard Day’s Night
Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got A Feeling
My Valentine
1985
Here, There & Everywhere
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite Of All The Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
Fool On The Hill
Lady Madonna
FourFive Seconds
Eleanor Rigby
Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
Something
Ob La Di Ob La Da
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
Let It Be
Live & Let Die
Hey Jude

ENCORE:

Yesterday
Hi Hi Hi
Birthday
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
PS: Verizon Arena posted on Facebook the photo below by MJ Kim of McCartney meeting with Thelma Mothershed-Wair (left) and Elizabeth Eckford, two members of the Little Rock Nine. When he performed "Blackbird," he said its writing was inspired by what he'd read of the civil rights era and the Little Rock desegregation crisis. David Bazzel explains the meeting was engineered by Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son-in-law.

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