Paul McCartney plays nostalgic set to Liverpool's Cavern Club - watch videos

27 July 2018, 09:34 | Updated: 30 July 2018, 11:56

By Tom Eames

Well done if you got tickets to this...

Sir Paul McCartney returned to the venue that made him yesterday (July 26).

The legendary singer played an intimate gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, the birthplace of Beatlemania. The band played there nearly 300 times in the early 1960s.

The original club closed back in 1973, but reopened nearby. Sir Paul has only played there once since the 1960s, for a gig in 1999.

The not-so-secret gig took place at 2pm, with 200 free tickets being made available before quickly being snapped up.

"Coming back here is pretty amazing for me," the 76-year-old told the crowd. "Imagine this for me - all these years ago when we played the Cavern we didn't know if we'd have any future. But we did OK."

There was one awkward moment when Sir Paul told off the crowd for taking photos and videos, saying: "I think you've all been told not to take photos. And you're taking them, and you're taking them, and I don't want to get put off, and you're putting me off." One fan was even ejected for filming during the opening jam session.

The Cavern has a capacity of around 350, and the show saw Macca play a huge set, including songs from his new album Egypt Station.

The gig follows a recent surprise show for around 50 fans at Liverpool's Philharmonic pub for James Corden's TV show, and he also performed at Abbey Road Studios earlier this week.

The full set list was:

Twenty Flight Rock
Magical Mystery Tour
All My Loving
Letting Go
Come On To Me
Let Me Roll It
I Got A Feeling
My Valentine
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
In Spite Of All The Danger
Things We Said Today
Love Me Do
Who Cares
I Wanna Be Your Man
Fuh You
Get Back
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band On The Run
Hi Hi Hi
I Saw Her Standing There
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Helter Skelter