A rousing performance from the music legend on a star-lit desert night put several A-listers in the mood for romance. Taking to the stage on the anniversary of Linda's passing, Paul recalled: "She loved the desert, she loved rock'n'roll"
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Among them were Jake and Reese, who shared a tender moment as they listened to the music
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Love in air for Jake and Reese as Macca remembers late wife Linda

20 APRIL 2009
Anyone seeing Paul McCartney with his beautiful American companion Nancy Shevell can be in no doubt he's contented. Nevertheless, his beloved wife Linda, who passed away 11 years ago on April 17, is still in his thoughts.

Her memory was clearly the inspiration for an epic 35-song set he played at the Coachella festival, held on a scorching plain near Palm Springs. "She loved the desert, she loved rock'n'roll. She loved all those things," explained the ex-Beatle.

And his electrifying performance coupled with the sultry desert air seemed to have a romantic effect on the A-listers in the audience.

Among them was Brokeback Mountain heart-throb Jake Gyllenhaal, seen stealing a kiss and a cuddle from his girlfriend Reese Witherspoon.

David Hasselhoff was also pictured smooching with a lovely brunette friend as they enjoyed the music, while High School Musical sweethearts Zac Efron and his girl Vanessa Hudgens looked as loved up ever.

Newly single Lindsay Lohan was getting back into the dating game at the event, too. The starlet flirted with a good-looking young guy, before inviting him back to her penthouse suite when the sun went down.

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