Legendary Hyde Park Meeting of Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney

Hyde Park pic

Hyde Park
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An experienced financial services professional and business leader, Tony Ehinger served as a managing director of investment banking with Credit Suisse from 1986 to 2011. Outside of the professional environment, he is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan who particularly enjoys seeing him live. Tony Ehinger’s favorite show of all time is Springsteen’s 2012 concert in London’s Hyde Park.

Remaining true to his reputation for marathon sets, Springsteen played for over three hours during his headline slot at the Hyde Park Hard Rock Calling Festival. At the climax of his performance, he encouraged a reluctant Paul McCartney, who was enjoying the show from the wings, to join him for several songs. This marked the first time that the two legends shared the same stage.

Backed by the E Street Band and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Springsteen and McCartney launched into a raucous version of “I Saw Her Standing There” before reworking “Twist and Shout” into an extended jam session. This jam apparently went on too long for city officials. Before Springsteen and McCartney could finish their performance, the speakers were silenced in order to adhere to local noise ordinances.

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