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It’s always great to see current rock n’ roll acts who are keeping the legacy live, team up with their idols that have inspired them throughout their career. During Lollapalooza 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, Paul McCartney gave one of the best current rock artist the chance of a lifetime with an amazing duet of this Beatles classic!
During his set, Paul surprised the crowd by inviting Brittany Howard from the Alabama Shakes on stage, and the two covered Beatles fan’s favorite “Get Back!” The two sound unreal together! The grittiness of Howard’s voice goes perfectly with Paul’s, and she seamlessly fits in. She even shares a mic with Paul through part of the song, which kind of mimic what John Lennon used to do back in the day. If you put the image of her and Paul sharing the mic together, next to a picture of Paul and John sharing the mic together side-by-side, it’s a great juxtaposition.
Fun Fact: Early versions include the line “I dig no Pakistanis.” The song began as a commentary about immigration, telling people to “Get Back” to their own countries. It was meant to mock Britain’s anti-immigrant proponents. Paul McCartney thought better of it and made the lyrics more obscure.
Check out the video for yourself down below, and let us know what you think!