Sir Paul McCartney has admitted he considered giving up music altogether when The Fab Four split.
Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK shows in three years.
Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK shows in three years including one concert marking the 50th anniversary of 'Yesterday'.
The former Beatle will perform at London's O2, Birmingham and Liverpool in May as part of a European tour.
The O2 show will take place 50 years after he finished writing Yesterday.
McCartney said: "I'm often never aware of these anniversaries until someone points it out. People always say to me 'hey, did you know it was 30 years since this and 30 years since that', so it's impossible to stay on top of it all. But I never need an excuse to celebrate so it's always nice to hear!
"For me it's a happy coincidence that The O2 show falls at this time. It's great that people all over the world reacted so well to the song, it's all you can hope for! It feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years.
"The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show.
"It's always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts and I'm looking forward to singing it along with the audience at the O2 in May."
McCartney is set to include songs from throughout his career including songs from his most recent album - 2013's New.
Tickets to see Paul McCartney go on sale on Monday (March 09) at 10am.