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From The Telegraph, Juny 15, 2012:
Sir Paul had joined Springsteen, 62, and his E Street band on stage at the Hard Rock Calling music festival following a performance by the American rock star that had lasted more than three hours.
The US singer greeted the former Beatle, 70, by saying “I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years”.
Springsteen, known for his long performances, had exceeded the curfew by half an hour.
After belting out hits such as Born In The USA and Because The Night, he welcomed Sir Paul to the stage to sing Beatles hits I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout.
But after singing two Beatles hits both performers were forced to leave the stage in silence after their sound equipment was turned off – meaning they were unable to thank the audience.
The band had stood for some minutes, bemused and bowing, before speaking their thanks into switched-off microphones to growing jeers.
English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing? There’s no grudges to be held. Just feel bad for our great fans… It’s some City Council stupid rule.Stevie Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist, on Twitter
It sounds to me like an excessively efficacious decision. You won’t get that during the Olympics. If they’d have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord.Boris Johnson, mayor of London
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