Paul McCartney Gets Thousands Singing “Hey Jude”
If you love watching videos of music bringing people together, you’ll love the one below. During a Paul McCartney concert at the Target Center on 5/4/2016, Sir Paul had everyone singing “Hey Jude” at the top of their lungs. It’s a fantastic scene and one the other members The Beatles would have been proud to see.
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE said in an interview that he loves playing “Hey Jude” at his concerts mainly because of the crowd interaction that the song encourages. He said for this reason the song firmly has a place in his sets, and it’s not like he doesn’t have others to choose from boasting 192 charting songs of which 22 hit the number one spot.
Hey Jude was released by The Beatles back in 1968, over 50 years later, it’s still putting smiles on people’s faces as they attend a Paul McCartney Concert. In the video below, Sir Paul explains an interesting and lesser-known instrument called the “Mellotron” in a fascinating demo worthy of a Ted Talk.
From what we have seen in videos and researching online (Credit: this is the full list of all the instruments Sir Paul McCartney can play, and it’s pretty impressive.
Strings: Bass Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, 12-String, Flamenco, Classical, Spanish, Lap Steel, Cigar Box), Mandolin, Ukulele (RAM ), Banjo Picture, Autoharp (Chaos & Creation In The Backyard ), Violin Picture. Based on the way he’s holding it, I’d guess he doesn’t play very seriously. He did play on Flowers In The Dirt  though.
Cello, Upright Contrabass Video, Sitar, Bouzouki, Ngoni
Keyboards: Piano (Acoustic & Electric), Synthesizer, Mellotron, Electric Organ, Clavichord, Harpsichord (Acoustic & Electric), Spinet, Celeste
Percussion: Drums, Auxillary Percussion (Tambourine, Claves, Cowbell, Maracas), Timpani, Triangle (Chaos & Creation In The Backyard ), Chimes, Congas (Off The Ground ), Bongos (Flowers In The Dirt ), Bells (Handclaps, finger-snaps, foot-taps, knee-slaps, vocal bassline), Gong, Vibraphone, Vibrachimes, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Woodblock, Güiro, Washboard And Thimble
Winds: Recorder, Harmonica, Comb-and-Tissue-Paper Kazoo, Concertina, Flageolet, Ocarina, Harmonium, Melodica
Other Instruments: Vocals, Whistling, Vocoder, Wine Glass, Flugelhorn, Trumpet (Played when he was younger), Woodsaw, Play-Me-A-Song Book, Tape Loops.