Paul McCartney live at the Cavern Club, Liverpool

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’.

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