George's Beatles pal sings an a cappella version of 'Yesterday'...

Paul McCartney made a surprise guest appearance at a tribute concert in memory of his late former bandmate GEORGE HARRISON in LIVERPOOL last night (February 24).

The gig, a 2,300 sell-out in the city’s Empire Theatre, was held to raise funds for cancer charities. Paul McCartney took to the stage at the end of the show saying: “I thought I should just come on and say how much George would have loved this.” He sang an a cappella version of ‘Yesterday’ to loud cheers and hollers.

Earlier, veterans including Gerry And The Pacemakers, Steve Harley, Pete Wylie and Ralph McTell had performed.

Harrison died after a long battle with cancer in November. Last night’s show came on the eve of what would have been his 59th birthday.

“The audience was brilliant, the acts were brilliant,” Paul McCartney said later. “It’s been a very emotional evening and a good bit of craic.”

The show closed with a finale of Harrison classic ‘My Sweet Lord’.