Paul McCartney admitted that there are still some people that leave him star struck. While promoting his new, critically acclaimed kids book, Hey Grandude! on The Penguin Podcast, the former-Beatle revealed, “Yeah, there’s one or two people who I would be quite nervous about. Bob Dylan would make me go: “Oh my God, what am I gonna say?” I did see him, we did Coachella which was (dubbed) 'Oldchella' because it was like, (the Rolling) Stones, (me), Neil Young and Bob Dylan. It was older acts but it was great. I got to talk to Bob there and he was really nice. I don’t know why I would've been nervous, but you get that with some people. It is a funny thing actually when you think about it — 'what do you have to do to get secure in yourself.' I would have thought that I would have done enough now to just go: 'I’m cool, I don’t need to be nervous about anyone.” It’s a human condition, I think.”
Paul McCartney recalled how the cross-pollination between the Beatles, the Byrds, and Bob Dylan worked back in the day: “It was really a question of everyone admiring Dylan. And we felt, kind of honored that he admired us. We'd go to see him as the big guru, that was it, really. You'd find the Byrds would do '(Mr.) Tambourine Man' — and a lot of his other tunes, too — and they'd add that jangly thing to it, and then we'd pick up the jangly thing off them.”
2016's Desert Trip concerts took place across two weekends — October 7th, 8th, and 9th and October 14th, 15th, and 16th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The one-of-a-kind concerts featured the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, and Neil Young.
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