Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)

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(Saturday, May 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST)Paul McCartney’s Town Hall Meeting, a question and answer event hosted by John Fugelsang featuring the former Beatle, was transmitted live tonight on VH-1 from Bishopsgate Memorial Hall, in Bishopsgate, East London.

During the show, McCartney answered questions submitted by fans throughout the world the previous month, some asked byway of videotape, one of these being from U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Immediately following the 60-minute program, Paul took part in a 30-minute live “Netcast” chat with fans, held on the first floor of the Bishopsgate Hall.

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