Despite Heat, McCartney Rocks Wrigley Field

Monday next show in two-part series

By Rosie Powers
|  Monday, Aug 1, 2011  |  Updated 10:44 AM CDT
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Paul McCartney performs at Wrigley Field, Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Chicago.

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Paul McCartney awed fans with a three-hour performance Sunday, the first in a two-part series at Wrigley Field.

Despite the mid-summer heat, the 69-year-old music legend played the entire set with favorites including "Helter Skelter," "Day Tripper" and "Back in the U.S.S.R," according to the Chicago Tribune.

McCartney mainly stuck to his older work, including classic Beatles hits and other material released with Wings, his follow-up band. He also honored former Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison with "Here Today" and "Something."

The city council approved McCartney's Wrigley performances July 6, after Ald. Thomas Tunney submitted the ordinances in June. The approval loosened restrictions that only allow Wrigley to host 30 nighttime events per year. Neighboring rooftop events during the performance were also permitted.

McCartney's second Wrigley performance starts at 8 p.m. Monday.

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