All you need is ... 300 musicians
Ex-Beatle debuts mammoth symphony
October 15, 1997
Web posted at: 3:58 p.m. EDT (1958 GMT)
LONDON (CNN) -- It was a hard day's night, but Paul
McCartney's debut symphony won overwhelming praise from fans
who had crowded into Royal Albert Hall for the much-hyped
At the end of the 75-minute orchestral work Tuesday night,
roaring fans called the former Beatle up to the stage for six
The symphony, "Standing Stone," was performed by 300
musicians and singers from the London Symphony Orchestra and
chorus. McCartney, who doesn't know how to read or write
music, spent four years writing the piece with a little help
from his friends.
For a peek at the concert and a look at McCartney's
transformation from rocker to classical musician, click on.