Paul McCartney was spotted in various Liverpool locations over the weekend, and performed a surprise live show at the city's Philharmonic pub.
The former Beatle was accompanied by James Corden, fuelling speculation – later confirmed – that they were in Liverpool to film an appearance on Corden's US television programme the Late Late Show.
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Sir Paul McCartney is spotted in Liverpool! The Mac is back! ?? pic.twitter.com/ZpFkj2TRj4
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McCartney visited various locations in the city, including the Beatles statues at the Pier Head, Penny Lane, and his childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road.
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Visitors to the Pier Head this lunchtime were in shock as Sir Paul McCartney emerged from a car and walked over to the statues of the four Beatles. Local Beatles Guide, @jacarandajac, who took this photograph, said she was “shaking”. @cavernliverpool donated the statues in 2015 pic.twitter.com/X58x0s7C6s
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In the evening he his band played a 12-song set at the Philharmonic pub. The show included a new song, Come On To Me, believed to be from McCartney's forthcoming solo album.
Crowds outside the Phil pub because apparently Paul McCartney is inside doing a private gig, according to a member of the crowd. pic.twitter.com/rZqW0rOaDM
— Stephen (@StephenB_80) June 9, 2018
- A Hard Day's Night
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- Love Me Do
- Come On To Me
- I Wanna Be Your Man
- Back In The USSR
- I've Just Seen A Face
- Lady Madonna
- I've Got A Feeling
- Hey Jude
Sir Paul McCartney. Seen outside the phillamonic pub, after filming with James corden for his Tv show. Paul salutes the waiting crowd. @CarpoolKaraoke @thebeatles @mynewsnorth @SirPaulMcCartny @itsliverpool @DailyMailCeleb #JamesCorden #PaulMcCartney #beatlesfans pic.twitter.com/Qkrfu640Mj
— Dave The Pap (@DaveThePapLpool) June 9, 2018
My head has fallen off. Just seen Paul McCartney play a gig to 50 people in the Philharmonic pub in Liverpool. Absolutely made my life. Thank you for the music Paul . The Beatles X X X pic.twitter.com/tYuDCdArNJ
— mike (@Mike__dps) June 9, 2018
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live at Flens-Arena, Flensburg, Germany
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas
- 1967: Editing, mixing: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Good Day Sunshine
- 1964: Live: Princess Theatre, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- 1964: Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night, Things We Said Today
- 1963: Live: King George’s Hall, Blackburn
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral
- 1957: The Quarrymen enter the TV Star Search competition
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.