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2002-May-08: Breathtaking Memories of Denver

Sir Paul's performance at the Denver Pepsi Center last evening reminded him of his first visit to the city.  It was August 26, 1964.  The Beatles were performing at Red Rocks on the sixth stop of their first American tour.  It was an historical event in that it was the last Beatles show that wasn't a complete sell out.  Only 7,000 of the 9,000 seats were taken.  Sir Paul told the Denver Post's rock reporter, G. Brown:
"We were told it was high above sea water.  We thought, 'Well, so?  What's the difference?'  We got up there and we started finding it a little hard to  breathe.  I remember singing Long Tall Sally  and thinking, hey, this is great, hyperventilation of the highest  order. Well, 'Long Tall Sally,' wheeze, wheeze. I was sweating,  but I got through it. It was an interesting experience, physically."
Still, Sir Paul remembers Red Rocks as a "beautiful  arena. It looked beautiful at night."
 

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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