‘The Late Late Show’ just wrapped up a week of broadcasts in host James Corden’s native London with a trip to the British Midlands where he toured Liverpool with one of the city’s most famous sons, Sir Paul McCartney.
In a thoroughly charming installment of the show’s famous bit, “Carpool Karaoke,” McCartney shows Corden his childhood home, the church where he was a choirboy and the barbershop on “Penny Lane.” While cruising the town, McCartney and Corden duet on a medley of greatest hits including “Help,” “Drive My Car” and a misty-eyed rendition of “Let It Be,” a song McCartney says came to him in a dream about his mother who had recently died.
There’s also a surprise pub show for an audience of ecstatic Liverpudlians where Corden slips in a plug for McCartney’s new album “Egypt Station” which is due out this fall. McCartney released two new songs from the album earlier this week.
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