3rd "Apollo in the Hamptons" benefit concert • Saturday, August 11, 2012

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East Hampton
The Creeks


From UltimateClassicRock, August 14, 2012:

There aren’t many concerts that are worth $5,000 a ticket, but the one Paul McCartney played last Saturday (Aug. 11) just might have justified its eyebrow-raising cost of admission.

Sir Paul was on hand at the East Hamptons estate of billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman, who hosted his third annual fundraiser for Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. Thanks to that fat ticket price, the event — which drew an exclusive crowd of 260 that included an eclectic list of millionaires and billionaires — raised more than $2 million for the venue.

McCartney, who was a surprise addition to a lineup of entertainers that included Bon Jovi, Usher, and Jennifer Hudson, joined the Isley Brothers on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of ‘Twist and Shout,’ the Phil Medley/Bert Russell classic that the Isleys turned into a hit in 1962. The Beatles, of course, followed suit with their own hit cover in 1964.

While onstage, McCartney acknowledged the Apollo’s influence on the Beatles, asking the audience, “Where would we have been without you? In Liverpool. We would have stayed there.” […]

From PageSix, August 13, 2012:

[…] To close the night, McCartney performed “Twist and Shout,” the song that he had tried to perform with Bruce Springsteen at London’s Hyde Park earlier this summer until organizers pulled the plug because they’d gone past the park curfew, with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Hudson, Ron and Erney Isley and hot new artist Leah LaBelle. […]

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