McCartney Pays Tribute To Lennon On Above Average Saturday Night Live Episode (VIDEO)

McCartney Pays Tribute To Lennon On Above Average Saturday Night Live Episode (VIDEO)

On the Dec. 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, Sir Paul McCartney appeared in Paul Rudd’s opening monologue, a SNL Digital Short, and in The Weekend Update. He also performed five songs.

However, the highlight of Macca’s night was his tribute to John Lennon. The touching tribute occurred just three days after the 30th anniversary of the former Beatles’ death.

The 68-year-old McCartney sang The Beatles song “A Day In The Life” and then transitioned into Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance.” It was very sweet.

Besides those two classics, McCartney also sang “Jet,” “Band on the Run,” and “Get Back.” He sounded great.

During his appearance in a rather awful SNL Digital Short, Sir Paul sang a parodied of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away.” It was quite amusing to hear a Beatle sing a quintessential eighties song.

McCartney’s episode garnered the beleaguered sketch comedy show its best ratings since the season premiere.

Saturday Night Live started a busy week for the world’s most successful musician. On Monday, Sir Paul played Harlem’s Apollo Theater. The show was broadcasted live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio as part of the company’s celebration of 20 million subscribers.

A McCartney ticket wasn’t needed for the Apollo Theater as it was invite only. Besides lucky Sirius XM subscribers, the 1,475-seat venue was packed with celebrities like Keith Richards, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Martha Stewart, and Howard Stern.

On Friday, Dec. 17, Paul McCartney plays his most intimate gig of the century at London’s 100 Club. Paul McCartney tickets for that show sold out in seconds.

The next night, McCartney tickets WILL finally get you into an Apollo Theater—the Apollo Theater in Hammersmith, London that is.

On Monday, Dec. 20, the 02 Academy in Liverpool will be home to the final McCartney concert of the year.

Earlier in 2010, a McCartney tour (Up and Coming) visited cities all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. No word yet if there will be any McCartney concerts on the west side of Atlantic in 2011, but judging from the knight’s past tendencies, Americans shouldn’t expect to see Paul live until 2012.

Paul McCartney on SNL – Comedy Bits

Paul McCartney on SNL – “Jet”

Paul McCartney on SNL – “Band on the Run”

Paul McCartney on SNL – “A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance”

Paul McCartney on SNL – “Get Back”

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