Standing together on stage, two of rock and roll’s greatest legends broke into the classic Beatles number, “I Saw Her Standing There.” Taking turns on the verses, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen stood side by side looking like rock and roll brothers. They both were wearing clothes of similar colors. They both appeared to be the same height. With Paul McCartney’s left handed bass and Springsteen’s iconic right handed telecaster, the image of the two musicians standing side by side would forever be etched in the memories of those fans enjoying a moment of rock and roll history in the making. After the performance of I saw Her Standing There, the band broke into the Isley Brothers song Twist and Shout that had also been recorded by the Beatles. The song was originally written by Phil Medley and Bert Russel in 1961 and was first recorded by the Isley Brothers , but also appeared on the first Beatles Album Please Please Me.
Twist and Shout was a song that Springsteen has performed for years as a show closer when he simply could not go home. You would have to think that when Springsteen was younger he could have never imagined himself singing the song side by side with Paul McCartney.