Paul McCartney gets Beatles tribute band to perform at his wife's birthday party

He also joined the group onstage in Tokyo to perform 'I Saw Her Standing There'

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Paul McCartney organised for a Beatles tribute band to play a surprise 54th birthday party for his wife Nancy Shevell.

The former Beatle booked the Japanese copycat act to appear at a party in Tokyo last month, and even joined them onstage to perform the 1964 Beatles hit 'I Saw Her Standing There'. A spokesperson for Macca told NME that a Queen tribute act called Gueen also performed.

As The Mirror reports, The Parrots are the house band at Abbey Road Live House, a small club in the Roppongi area of Tokyo.

Mamori Yoshii, the band's very own John Lennon, told the paper: "I first heard The Beatles in 1963, when I was eight. I couldn’t understand a word, but I still used to sing along."

McCartney was in Japan as part of his Out There world tour in support of his album 'New', which was released in October (2013).

Last week (November 29), it was revealed that he had sponsored a Japanese sumo wrestling team during his stint in the country.

The former Beatle paid to have the sleeve of 'New' emblazoned on flags during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in the city of Fukuoka.

"Bizarrely Macca really got into Sumo Wrestling when he first toured Japan (as a solo artist) in 1993," his spokesman told NME. "He took his crew to one of the matches when they were over there recently and was explaining to everyone the rules and the scoring and how it all worked."

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