Paul McCartney Plays Surprise London Show
Paul McCartney played a surprise show in London yesterday (10.18.13).
The Beatles legend gave fans a lunchtime treat when he performed a 15 minute set in Covent Garden as a preview for his latest record 'New'.
Although the square is usually full of street artists, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports it was unusually quiet by 11am, before a tweet from Paul saw it quickly fill up.
He wrote: "I'm getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden at 1pm today. Oh baby!"
The 'Hey Jude' hitmaker kicked off his set at 1.15pm - with his children Stella, 42, and James, 36, in attendance - and encouraged fans to film their preview of the album.
He said: "Just going to do a few songs from my new album so get your phones out ... Oh, you already have!"
The 71-year-old icon thanked the assembled crowd - and looked surprised to see so many turn out for the surprise show - and joked during The Beatles' time he wouldn't have been awake to perform so early.
He laughed: "It's a change from the 60s because we would've just been coming in from the clubs now."
He closed the gig by adding: "OK, now get back to work."
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