On 30 May 2003 Paul McCartney held a party at Liverpool’s Cavern Club to celebrate the end of his Back in the World tour.
Two days later, on 1 June, the tour ended with a show seen by 30,000 fans at King’s Dock, Liverpool.
The Cavern was closed to the general public on the night of the party, with a poster at the door stating that it was a private retirement party. The venue was given a Moroccan theme for the event.
Around 180 friends, family members and road crew were invited to the party. The band Love Train played a set, and were joined by McCartney for several songs including versions of The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ and Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Limited edition Yellow Submarine picture disc single to be released
- 2013: Paul McCartney live at BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2012: Ringo Starr’s childhood home is saved from demolition
- 1975: UK album release: Venus And Mars by Wings
- 1973: US album release: Living In The Material World by George Harrison
- 1969: UK single release: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
- 1968: Recording: Revolution 1
- 1966: US single release: Paperback Writer
- 1964: Press conference at NEMS Enterprises
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Manchester
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool
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