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INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Paul McCartney performs during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 15, 2016 in Indio, California.

Any time Paul McCartney shows up on television, it’s always magical, and his appearance on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was no exception.

Sir Paul sat down for an interview where Fallon appropriately fanned out (who wouldn’t, really?) and he recalled writing McCartney a letter when he was 10 years old and including his phone number.   Naturally, Fallon and McCartney called that old phone number, and while they didn’t reach anyone, McCartney did leave a voicemail.

Paul McCartney Leaves a Voicemail at Jimmy Fallon's Childhood Phone Number

Jimmy geeks out over Paul McCartney as he shows off some of his fan memorabilia, and they leave a voicemail at Jimmy's old phone number.



McCartney also recalled the infamous “Bigger than Jesus” comment from John Lennon and the fallout.  Fallon then asked Macca about his songwriting process, which turned into an impromptu songwriting session that started off angry but ended hilariously.

Paul McCartney Writes an Angry Song About Jimmy on the Spot

Paul McCartney describes his writing process for writing emotional songs, so Jimmy gets him in a bad enough mood to make up an angry song about him on the spot.



Of course, McCartney was on the show to promote his latest album, Egypt Station, which he described as a sort of concept album, compared to the modern pop albums of the day, even though he worked with mega pop producer Greg Kurstin.

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Naturally, you can’t go on The Tonight Show and not take part in some sort of shenanigans with Fallon, and this bit is priceless.  Fallon and McCartney surprise people touring 30 Rockefeller Center with some hilarious elevator pranks.  Their reactions are priceless!

Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon Surprise Fans in 30 Rock Elevators

Paul McCartney and Jimmy surprise Beatles super fans riding an elevator in 30 Rockefeller Center, during what they think is an NBC Studios tour, and entertain them with comedic antics.



As if that all weren’t enough, McCartney also was the show’s musical guest performing “Come On To Me.”  All in all, it was a rather perfect episode of The Tonight Show, not counting Kendall Jenner who was the second guest on the show.  (Seriously, who would want to follow Paul McCartney as a talk show guest?)

Paul McCartney: Come On to Me

Music guest Paul McCartney performs "Come On to Me" for the Tonight Show audience.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.