Bruce Springsteen Paul McCartney Silenced in London


Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney silently duet in London

July 16, 2012|Howard Gensler
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  • Bruce Springsteen performed at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park. Photos: associated press
  • Bruce Springsteen performed at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park. Photos: associated press
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As we learn constantly in this country, politicians have an incredible ability to fuss over nonsense and avoid the big issues.

And then there's what happened Saturday night in London.
Authorities enforced a 10:30 p.m. curfew on Bruce Springsteen's Hyde Park concert just when the Boss called to the stage some old bass player named Paul McCartney.
Who has a 10:30 curfew? A 10-year-old?
But Springsteen had already exceeded the curfew by half an hour when he welcomed Sir Paul for a legendary duet of "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Twist and Shout." The microphones, however, were turned off before they could thank the crowd, forcing them to leave the stage in silence.
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