Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sun July 14, 2019
Los Angeles (CNN)He really does get by with a little help from his friends.
Paul McCartney invited a special guest to join him during the last stop of his Freshen Up tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Saturday night: old bandmate Ringo Starr.
“We’ve got a surprise for us, a surprise for you, a surprise for everyone,” McCartney said. “Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Ringo Starr.”
McCartney and Starr, the last surviving Beatles, hugged onstage. A stripped-down drum kit was brought out for Starr before the band launched into two of the Fab Four’s classics, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” and “Helter Skelter.”
The crowd exploded with enthusiasm. Some fans teared up and others looked like they couldn’t believe their eyes. One attendee could be heard saying, “I knew Ringo was in town. I was hoping!”