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Sir Paul Gets ’em Trucking at Freightliner Concert

PHILADELPHIA, PA - One of the two last surviving members of the Beatles proved you are never too old for rock and roll or trucking. Sir Paul McCartney wowed around a thousand people during the annual Freightliner dinner and concert on Monday night held during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition that wrapped up Tuesday in Philadelphia, PA.


PHILADELPHIA, PA – One of the two last surviving members of the Beatles proved you are never too old for rock and roll or trucking.

Sir Paul McCartney wowed around a thousand people during the annual Freightliner dinner and concert on Monday night held during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition that wrapped up Tuesday in Philadelphia, PA.

Ever since people started arriving for the conference on Friday, they were buzzing with speculation about who would follow up last year’s concert by the Eagles in San Diego, CA or Rod Stewart in 2013 in Orlando, FL.

A few wrongly guessed it would be Bruce Springsteen, among others. There was even one odd chap, who predicted Hawaiian singer Don Ho, obviously not realizing Ho passed away in 2007.

But the selection of McCartney as this year’s performer was a natural when you think about it.

That’s because his wife is Nancy Shevell, who was at the concert, is an executive at New Jersey-based New England Motor Freight, owned by her father Myron “Mike” Shevell.

In addition to playing old favorites for the crowd from his days with the Beatles, Wings and even from his solo career, that included some new works, McCartney even shook things up a bit, changing up the lyrics from the Beatles classic song “Drive my Car” to where he belted out “baby you can drive my truck.”

Soon as McCartney took the stage the cell phone cameras came out, with posts going like mad on to Twitter and Facebook, while some danced and others leisurely sat and watched the show in its intimate club-like setting.

Now that all of the excitement is over, the one question many are asking, is how will Freightliner top this show in 2016?

 


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