Paul McCartney Honors Jimi Hendrix At Isle Of Wight

paulmccartney 1022091 Paul McCartney Honors Jimi Hendrix At Isle Of Wight

As part of his headlining performance at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, [lastfm]Paul McCartney [/lastfm]paid tribute to legendary guitarist [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm], who gave a historic performance at the U.K. fest in 1970.

Toward the end of his 1974 hit, “Let Me Roll It,” McCartney played the iconic riff from Hendrix’s classic “Purple Haze.”

“I was really lucky to know Jimi and hang out with him a little bit in the ’60s, he was a great guy,” McCartney told the audience. “The biggest tribute we had from him was we [[lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm]] released ‘Sgt. Pepper’ on a Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learnt it, how cool was that for me? Very cool!”

In addition to tracks from his [lastfm]Wings[/lastfm] era, Sir Paul also offered up a selection of Beatles tunes, including “Back In The USSR,” “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude.”

McCartney’s Isle of Wight setlist appears below.

“Venus And Mars/Rock Show”


“All My Loving”

“Letting Go”

“Let Me Roll It”

“The Long and Winding Road”

“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”

“I’m Looking Through You”


“Here Today”

“Dance Tonight”

“Mrs. Vandebilt”

“Eleanor Rigby”


“Sing the Changes”

“Band on the Run”

“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”

“Back in the USSR”

“Paperback Writer”

“Let It Be”

“Live and Let Die”

“Hey Jude”

“Day Tripper”

“Get Back”


“Helter Skelter”

“Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)/The End”

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