Thursday night, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen shared the stage for a performance of Springsteen's anthem "Glory Days" and the early Beatles song "I Wanna Be Your Man."
The unexpected collaboration took occurred at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, during McCartney's "Got Back" tour's final date in the United States.
Springsteen came 29 songs into the McCartney set, looking pleased and fit at age 72, having just joined Coldplay for two songs at the same venue on June 5.
Springsteen and McCartney had previously performed "I Saw Her Standing There" together at McCartney's gig at London's Hyde Park in July 2012.
Later, Jon Bon Jovi came onstage with a handful of balloons and gave a quick “Happy Birthday” serenade to McCartney, who turns 80 on Saturday.
"Has anyone in the crowd had a birthday?" McCartney said, as he always does before introducing the song "Birthday."
"I know it's somebody's birthday," Bon Jovi stated as he emerged from the wings, balloons in hand.
The Boss returned to play guitar at the end of the show-closing “Abbey Road” medley, trading solos with McCartney’s bandmates.
McCartney's U.S. tour came to an end with this performance. (Read Variety's review of his SoFi Stadium concert on May 13 here.)
McCartney's next gig is on June 24 at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom, which is presently his sole confirmed date.
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