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Paul McCartney, Neil Young play John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance

Singer Paul McCartney and American rock legend Neil Young sang on A Day in the Life and John Lennon track Give Peace a Chance at the two-weekend Desert Trip festival in southern California.

music Updated: Oct 11, 2016 18:33 IST
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Paul McCartney and Neil Young sang Give Peace A Chance at the Desert Trip festival, California, USA.(AP)

Beatles co-founder Paul McCartney and American rock legend Neil Young dueted on A Day in the Life and John Lennon track Give Peace a Chance at the two-weekend Desert Trip festival in southern California.

Spread over the weekends of October 8-10 and October 14-16, the 2016 Desert Trip festival’s first half saw headline acts Paul McCartney and Neil Young join up on October 8 for two tracks associated with the Beatles’ era.

A Day in the Life taken from 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been incorporated into live sets from both Paul McCartney and Neil Young -- “so we thought we’d do it together for you tonight,” the former told a cheering audience in Indio, California.

At its crescendo, the performance segued into the chorus from John Lennon’s 1969 single Give Peace a Chance, with the audience encouraged to sing loudly.

Watch Paul McCartney and Neil Young perform here:

Young then solo’d on rare live Beatles track Why Don’t We Do It in The Road from 1968’s The White Album.

Desert Trip retains its headline acts for October 14-16, with Bob Dylan supporting The Rolling Stones on the Friday, Young and then McCartney on Saturday, and The Who preceding Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Sunday.