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Piers Morgan furiously defends Sir Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set complaints

Piers Morgan furiously defends Sir Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set complaints

Former Beatles bassist and musical legend Sir Paul McCartney has been slated for 'not playing enough' of his old band's tunes during his appearance at Glastonbury this weekend - but one famously controversial fan has leapt to his defence.

Although the Beatles parted ways in 1970, which led Paul to launch a coveted solo career and form Wings, fans present at the Suffolk gathering, as well as those watching around the world, craved more of his older tunes.

Never one to back away from an argument, Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter, highlighting that Paul had played out nine of the 'greatest pop songs ever' from his ten-year career with the Beatles, The Mirror reports.

Piers wrote: "Twitter’s moaning Macca ‘didn’t do enough Beatles hits.’ He played Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Get Back, Something, Let It Be, and Hey Jude.

"Those songs alone are 9 of the greatest pop songs ever."

And Piers isn't the only one to applaud the stunning set list which has somehow come under harsh questioning, with lead singer of rock band Deacon Blue Ricky Ross, 64, also praising Macca's "damned perfect" set.

He said: "Wow. Does Macca know how to put a show together or what? No one could write this set list."

Critic Kathryn Flett also leapt to Sir Paul's defence, insisting that with his career he's entitled to do 'whatever you [sic] well like'.

She wrote: "So you’re Macca, you’ve written a sizeable percentage of the greatest pop songs ever, you’re 80 and frankly you can do whatever you [sic] well like… On the other hand, given the infinite magnificence of your back catalogue, do you really just stick pins in it to make a set list?"

Darren Richman poked fun at the situation by copying a trending reaction to Twitter backlash, he wrote: "Paul McCartney won’t see your tweets complaining about his set list but your songwriting genius friends with unparalleled bodies of work and careers spanning six decades will."

Last night, Paul also made history by taking to the stage aged 80 - in turn becoming the oldest ever solo headliner at Glasto. His setlist was constructed of 33 songs, with an additional 5 numbers for the encore alone. Seven songs were from Wings, while one was from his first group; The Quarrymen.

22 of the 38 in total were Beatles songs, with Paul taking to the stage in a virtual duet with his late band member John Lennon, rousing the crowd during the encore with I've Got a Feeling. From the stage, Paul said: "I know it's virtual, but there I am singing with John again. We're back together."

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