Paul McCartney gets a mountain for a day in Montana

By Daniel S Levine,

Paul McCartney played Minneapolis for the first time in a decade over the weekend, so Saturday was declared Paul McCartney Day. However, a single day isn’t big enough for the former Beatle, as he also got a mountain named after him in Montana, at least for the day.

McCartney stopped at Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday. As The Associated Press notes, Gov. Mark Dayton named Saturday Paul McCartney Day in his honor. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the only time the Beatles played in the state when they were together.

On Tuesday, he played the biggest show in Montana history, notes the Billings Gazette, by performing at the University of Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium. It was the first time any member of the Beatles played in the state and the crowd knew it. They enjoyed every song McCartney played.

To mark that occasion, university president Royce C. Engstrom named the famous Mount Sentinel “Mount McCartney” for the day, notes Consequence of Sound.

“We are thrilled to have a legend such as Paul McCartney playing in our community,” Engstrom said in a statement. This concert not only brings folks from around our great state together in Missoula, but also attracts fans from around the country. We think Washington-Grizzly Stadium is a wonderful place to host a concert of this caliber.”

McCartney is currently on the U.S. leg of his Out There tour, which was delayed after he came down with an illness earlier this summer. He’s now clearly back in top form and will be performing in Salt Lake City tomorrow.

image courtesy of Curtis Means/ACE/INFphoto.com



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