Paul McCartney has reportedly suggested to San Francisco city officials that he perform a concert to close Candlestick Park, the site of the Beatles' final concert, according to a report Aug. 18 by Phil Matier and Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle. The stadium is scheduled to be demolished in 2014.
According to the report, McCartney made the suggestion just prior to hitting the stage Aug. 9 for the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. When the city's Mayor Ed Lee told McCartney the city was putting together a film to honor the Beatles' 1966 concert there, McCartney, according to the paper, said, 'Well, if you are going to tear down the stadium next year, we should think about us doing the last concert there. You know my agent. Why don't we follow up with him?"
McCartney made a surprise appearance at the final concert at New York's Shea Stadium headlined by Billy Joel and played the first concert at the new Citi Field in 2009.
Mayor Lee told the paper McCartney's idea was a complete surprise. "It was him who made the suggestion," Lee said. "Believe me, it wasn't something I, or anyone else, was expecting."
The big question is whether it'll happen.
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