Paul McCartney becomes Green Bay Packers shareholder

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Paul McCartney becomes Green Bay Packers shareholder

    The Green Bay Packers haven't offered stock to the public since 2011. However, Sir Paul McCartney became a Packers owner this past weekend when team president and CEO Mark Murphy presented him with a stock certificate with his name on it. Murphy also presented McCartney with a game ball to commemorate the date he performed in front of a sold-out crowd at Lambeau Field.

    “It was just a perfect night. Beautiful weather. Part of it was just his personality. He was engaging, and I think everybody really felt good,” Murphy via Kendra Meinert of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “A lot of people here put a lot of time and effort into it, and it’s great to see everything come off the way it did.

    “A number of people told me it was the best concert they’ve ever been to. I would be included among that,” Murphy said. “That was pretty special. He’s legendary. I’m showing my age, but I knew every single song except for some of the new ones he played.”

    50,000 fans were in attendance for the concert and it was the fourth major concert in the history of Lambeau Field. The last major concert was back in 2017 when Billy Joel performed and he also became a Packers shareholder.

    McCartney, 76, gained fame for his time with the Beatles which is one of the most famous rock bands in the world. He is also considered one of the best songwriters/composers in the world. His song while he was with the Beatles, "Yesterday" has been covered by other artists over 2,200 times. In his career, McCartney has won 18 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards and he also won an Academy Award for the song, "Let it be."

    But the most important thing about McCartney now is that he's part of the Packers family. McCartney joins over 300,000 Packers shareholders all over the world and there have been over 5,000,000 shares of stock sold since 1923.
  2. SoonerBill

    SoonerBill Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    I was a Packers fan as a little kid. Might have to be again!
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I hope he realizes this is a different kind of football than he probably thinks it is. :roflmao:
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