Paul McCartney and David Gilmour Rock a Beatles Classic at the Cavern in 1999

June 1st, 2016

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By Damian Fanelli

David Gilmour is no stranger to Paul McCartney’s solo work. He lent fine—and very Gilmour-esque—guitar solos to tracks from two Eighties McCartney albums, 1984’s Give My Regards to Broad Street and 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt.

At the end of the Nineties, Gilmour took on guitar duties when the former Beatle recorded Run Devil Run, a studio album of mostly Fifties covers with a few original tunes thrown in.

To promote the album, McCartney, Gilmour and most of the Run Devil Run band (including Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice) appeared at Liverpool’s famous Cavern club (which is actually a newer club built across the street from the famous Cavern club, which was so famous and important that city officials allowed it to be closed and demolished in 1973).

Although McCartney’s set was packed with Run Devil Run tunes, he also treated the crowd to a rendition of the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There,” which you can check out below.

The performance was released as a DVD, Live at the Cavern Club, in 1999.

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