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Paul McCartney’s Nassau Coliseum show will showcase his music throughout the decades | Newsday

Paul McCartney’s Nassau Coliseum show will showcase his music throughout the decades | Newsday

Paul McCartney’s Nassau Coliseum show will showcase his music throughout the decades | Newsday
September 24
08:46 2017

Paul McCartney’s “One on One” tour is a rare concert outing that is not tied to a new album or a specific anniversary. When McCartney arrives for shows at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, he will play songs from throughout his legendary career, which now spans six decades.Though the former Beatle obviously focuses more on material from early in his career, his excellence extends to his more recent work. Here’s a look at Macca’s most memorable songs by decade:Recommended for you Girl hit by foul ball ‘doing OK,’ dad tells Frazier Cops: Man dies after struggle with officers Experts: Jose may help keep Maria away from LI Cops: Driver in serious condition after crash Boy, 10, describes being hit by SUVTHE ’60sMaybe the most stunning of all The Beatles’ earthshaking accomplishments is that they accomplished all of it in slightly more than a decade, their musical skills growing perhaps even faster than their popularity.Nassau ColiseumUpcoming Nassau Coliseum eventsYESTERDAY (1965, “Help!”) The simplicity of this wrenching ballad has made it one of a handful of songs truly known all around the world, its universal feeling of loss and longing ringing as true today for 75-year-old McCartney as it did when he wrote it at 22.advertisement | advertise on newsdayPENNY LANE (1967, “Magical Mystery Tour”) The rich, detailed tour of McCartney’s Liverpool is a gorgeous tribute to his upbringing, giving his working-class characters a fanfare worthy of a royal.HELTER SKELTER (1968, “The Beatles”) Though McCartney was best known for his ballads in The Beatles, this raucous bit of heavy metal is like a punch in the face that has only grown more impressive in his live shows over the years.THE ’70sMusicUpcoming LI, NYC concerts to seeMcCartney moved quickly from the Beatles’ breakup to solo artist to founding Wings, his changing surroundings providing plenty of inspiration.LET IT BE (1970, “Let It Be”) While The Beatles were falling apart, McCartney was writing rock’s anthem for acceptance and faith in the future, a sentiment that still resonates.MAYBE, I’M AMAZED (1970, “McCartney”) In yet another bit of irony, McCartney crafted one of rock’s best love songs all by himself for his first solo album.BAND ON THE RUN (1973, “Band on the Run”) The epic tale of escape from authorities and eventual freedom spans multiple musical styles, still standing as an effortless example of McCartney ambition.Entertainment13 sites offering free, discounted LI, NYC ticketsTHE ’80sadvertisement | advertise on newsdayAfter disbanding Wings, McCartney went solo again in 1981, though he began collaborating with other music superstars, including Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder.COMING UP (1980, “McCartney II”) The quirky, good-time pop song with the heavily processed vocals didn’t just warm plenty of fans’ hearts, it also reportedly inspired John Lennon to start recording again because it was so good.TAKE IT AWAY (1982, “Tug of War”) The stylish, lilting charmer brought McCartney and wife Linda back together with Ringo Starr and Beatles producer George Martin, who helped mold together various musical bits into something seamlessly sweet.MY BRAVE FACE (1989, “Flowers in the Dirt”) The best of the many collaborations between McCartney and Costello lets sunny harmonies and upbeat jangling put a brave face on a song about pretending to be OK after a breakup.advertisement | advertise on newsdayTHE ’90sMcCartney entered his more experimental phase, composing three albums of classical music and more avant-garde rock as The Fireman, in addition to continuing as a solo artist.HOPE OF DELIVERANCE (1993, “Off the Ground”) McCartney doesn’t generally wear his influences so obviously, but this upbeat Latin-tinged anthem is just brimming with optimism for global “deliverance.”THE WORLD TONIGHT (1997, “Flaming Pie”) Produced by Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, McCartney sounds unusually timely on this rocker as he sings about “looking to the future.”RUN DEVIL RUN (1999, “Run Devil Run”) McCartney was so inspired by the rockabilly and early rock and roll covers on the rest of the album, including Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” and Chuck Berry’s “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” that he wrote a rip-roaring rocker for himself.THE ’00sMcCartney settled into his role as rock’s senior statesman, while still pushing the musical envelope. It’s the era when he played the last song at Shea Stadium before it was torn down, with Billy Joel and his band backing him up, and then opened its replacement, Citi Field, with concerts of his own.FREEDOM (2001, “Driving Rain”) After watching the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center unfold on 9/11, McCartney was inspired to help organize the Concert for New York City benefit and write this anthem, which he released to aid firefighters’ families.FRIENDS TO GO (2005, “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”) McCartney said he felt that the late George Harrison helped him write th

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