Paul McCartney fans likely need no "Help" remembering when Sir Paul's lookalike son rocked South Dartmouth.

Singer/songwriter James McCartney, son of Paul and Linda McCartney, once wooed a packed house at the Holy Ghost Hall of Horseneck on Allens Neck Road.

The May 17, 2013, show in South Dartmouth was the third stop on McCartney's U.S. tour. Local band The Anchors opened for McCartney. The band's Ian Motha told The Standard-Times in 2013 that he arranged for McCartney to appear at the Holy Ghost Hall.

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Motha, then a UMass Dartmouth student, told Hammontree, "I knew this guy in Connecticut who is a concert promoter, and James was playing one of his events."

That didn't work, so Motha wrote directly to McCartney's agent and sealed a deal that brought McCartney to Dartmouth, and The Anchors got to open for him.

After the show, the son of a Beatle stuck around to sign records and pose for photos with fans.

When Paul McCartney's Kid Played Dartmouth's Holy Ghost Hall
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James Louis McCartney was born September 12, 1977, in London, England. The multi-talented McCartney is a vocalist and plays guitar, bass, piano, mandolin, and drums. McCartney writes most of his material.

Correspondent John Gwynn reviewed the concert for The Standard-Times and said, "While he is a good singer and good piano player, McCartney is absolutely brilliant on guitar." Of course, he is. He is Paul McCartney's kid!

Gwynn said McCartney "proved to be an original, a formidable rock-and-roller who won't be forgotten for coming to play in the rural backroads of Dartmouth."

Many legendary music stars have performed in Dartmouth, including Stevie Wonder, who appeared at Lincoln Park in April 1968. Stevie was just 18 at the time.

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