Paul McCartney Surprises New York High School Students


By Richard Horgan Comment

During a recent appearance on (and in front of) Jimmy Kimmel Live, Paul McCartney recalled meeting Frank Sinatra at Royal Albert Hall in London. The thrill of that remembered encounter today gives way to one involving some 400 very lucky students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

Paul McCartney at Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts

As part of iHeartRadio’s first-ever sponsored high school Q&A and performance, McCartney put on a little show! And per the headline, it was a total surprise. An iHeartRadio rep confirms to FishbowlNY that the students had no idea what they were in for until Sir Paul was publicly announced.

Today’s iHeartRadio Album Release Party also follows McCartney’s recent appearance at the company’s Las Vegas festival. It will be made available online via Yahoo October 14 and on iHeartRadio the following day.

Joining McCartney and his band today was singer Tony Bennett, who founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in 2001 in partnership with New York City’s Department of Education, and iHeartRadio personality Jim Kerr.

[Photo credit:  MJ Kim/MPL Communications]