On the edge of turning 80, in front of 75,000 fans recently at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Paul McCartney invited Bruce Springsteen up onstage to sing “Glory Days.” Youtubers the world over have since joined in the swoon. Somehow, even though the song came out in 1984, it lassoed all the Beatles memories studding the McCartney set as well as its legacy. The sight of two senior citizens playing youth music to an adoring crowd gave rock history another shudder of wonder at how far the style has gone, and how unlikely it was to turn out like this...

The tingle factor really pulled me in, so I wrote a guest column for Wayne Robins's Critical Conditions... thought you'd enjoy a teaser... Tim 

The Humble Genius Duets on "Glory Days"

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