Paul McCartney and David Gilmour Rock a Beatles Classic at the Cavern Club
David Gilmour is no stranger to Paul McCartney’s solo work. He lent fine—and very Gilmour-esque—guitar solos to tracks from two Eighties McCartney albums, 1984’s Give My Regards to Broad Street and 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt.
David Gilmour is no stranger to Paul McCartney’s solo work. He provided fine guitar solos to tracks from two McCartney albums, 1984’s Give My Regards to Broad Street and 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt.
At the end of the Nineties, Gilmour took on guitar duties when the former Beatle recorded Run Devil Run, a studio album of mostly Fifties covers with a few originals thrown in. To promote the album, McCartney, Gilmour and most of the Run Devil Run band (including Deep Purple’s Ian Paice) appeared at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club (which is actually a newer club built across the street from the famous Cavern Club, which was so famous and important that city officials allowed it to be closed and demolished in March 1973). From the late Fifties through the Sixties, the Cavern was a major player in Liverpool’s live-music scene; the Beatles played countless shows there in their early years.
Although McCartney’s set was packed with Run Devil Run tunes, he also treated the crowd to a rocking rendition of the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There,” which you can watch above. The entire performance was released as a DVD, Live at the Cavern Club, in 1999.