Watch Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen Play "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden

Friday night, September 15, Paul McCartney played the first of his two scheduled concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden—as part of his larger four-venue, eight-show run in New York City.

That night, he surprised and delighted the crowd by welcoming Bruce Springsteen and his right-hand man—Steven Van Zandt—for a performance of The Beatles classic, "I Saw Her Standing There."

McCartney and Springsteen shared the mic for the performance, while Van Zandt let loose for a blistering solo.

The response was so euphoric that when it was done, McCartney quipped "I reckon we gotta play it one more time," before playing it in its entirety for, yes, a second time.

You can watch both performances below.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.